Buist, Byars & Taylor LLC, Attorneys at Law


September 7, 2023

Firm Included in 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

Buist Byars & Taylor LLC is pleased to announce we have been named in the 2024 Best Law Firms® rankings. www.bestlawyers.com Two of our attorneys have been awarded in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® - managing partner Custis Byars and partner Hamlin O'Kelley . Please join us in congratulating them on

August 2, 2023

Spears Joins W/E team

We are pleased to announce the addition of James "Jay" C. Spears to our Tax/Estate Planning/Probate team as a senior associate. Jay graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 2011 with a double major in history and political science.  He earned his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in 2016

July 18, 2023

O’Kelley Approved as Circuit Court Mediator

Hamlin O’Kelley has been approved by the South Carolina Board of Arbitration and Mediation Certification to serve as a Circuit Court Mediator. In order to earn this designation, he completed 40 hours of specialized training and instruction, as approved by the SC Supreme Court.   A partner in the firm, Hamlin joined Buist Byars &

June 16, 2023

Commercial RE Practice Growing

Buist Byars & Taylor LLC is looking for a qualified senior associate attorney and an experienced CRE paralegal to join our busy, growing commercial real estate practice area. The ideal associate candidate must be a licensed attorney in the state of South Carolina with a minimum of four years of transactional experience in commercial real

June 8, 2023

Firm seeks to add Estate Planning/Tax Attorney

Buist Byars & Taylor LLC is looking for a qualified estate/tax planning attorney to lead our talented team and grow the department. Experience working with high net-worth individuals in the design and drafting of their estate plans (wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, premarital agreements) is essential, along with probate, corporate and transactional

January 15, 2021

New CRE Partner Josh Reeves

Joshua Reeves has joined Buist Byars & Taylor LLC as a partner in the Commercial Real Estate department. His practice focuses on land development for residential subdivisions, retail and office mixed-use projects and industrial transactions. He assists clients with each phase of their projects, including acquisitions, development, financing and dispositions. He also has experience with

November 13, 2020

Holiday Closure Notice

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Buist Byars & Taylor will be closed after December 23 for the remainder of the year – reopening for business on Monday, January 4, 2021. If any delay pushes a matter beyond December 23, we will not be able to close until the new year.  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and

April 17, 2020


Deadlines falling between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020 for certain time-sensitive actions have been automatically extended to July 15.  In a 1031 tax free exchange, the extension applies to the 45-day identification period and the 180-day exchange period.  The extension also applies to the 180 day deadline for an opportunity zone investment.  To

November 20, 2019

New CRE Partner Joins Firm

David F. Gieg has joined the firm as a partner in the commercial real estate practice area. Dave brings nearly 20 years of experience as a real estate and corporate attorney. His practice is primarily focused on commercial real estate. For example, he handles acquisitions, divestiture, financing, development, and leasing, including transaction structuring. Dave has

July 12, 2019

$24.5+ million deal closed

Buist Byars & Taylor's CRE team represented the buyer on this very large deal in downtown Charleston. The deal, which closed the first week of July 2019, took more than 18 months in the works. The sale involved ten properties on and near King Street, including a large surface parking lot, and six sellers. https://bit.ly/2xIPepb