A founding partner of Buist Byars & Taylor LLC, Custis now also serves as the managing partner for the firm. As such, he oversees all of the firm’s practice areas, as well as the management team. He offers insight and support to the other attorneys, interacts with many clients, and is now primarily based in the Mt. Pleasant office.
Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Custis grew up in the upstate of South Carolina and attended boarding school in Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Charleston. After ten years working in the contracting business, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Law. Upon obtaining his Juris Doctor, he began practicing law with his father-in-law, respected real estate attorney, Thomas G. Buist.
From years overseeing the firm’s Johns Island office, he honed his expertise in areas of real estate law including like-kind exchanges and limited liability company law. After handling countless matters and closings on Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island, he gleaned a true understanding of the unique issues in that particular market. He has earned the respect of many real estate agents, lenders and clients and developed many long-standing relationships.
Custis enjoys golfing regularly and is a travel buff. Some of his most recent destinations include Australia, Spain and the Italian countryside. He and his wife, Frances, reside on James Island. Their older daughter, Eleanor, lives and works in Manhattan, and their younger daughter, Lou Lou, recently graduated from Vanderbilt University.
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Custis M. Byars