Buist, Byars & Taylor LLC, Attorneys at Law

Business Law

As we work with clients and build relationships in residential and commercial real estate and property litigation matters, many look to us for support with other legal needs, including those in business law.

Buist Byars & Taylor can assist with a wide array of corporate services, including:

  • Commercial contracts, including leases, service agreements, partnering agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, and reseller agreements
  • Startup counseling
  • Formation of corporations, LLCs and other entities; preparation of related documentation
  • Dissolution of a business
  • Employment and consulting agreements
  • Corporate governance, including board of director matters and stockholders/voting agreements
  • Restricted stock purchase agreements and other founder agreements
  • Stock option plans and related documentation
  • Structuring of equity ownership, including vesting issues


Wills and estate planning are essential tools for those interested in protecting the future direction of their personal assets, which often include real estate properties. Clearly outlined legal plans and documents can indicate your intentions for your estate, as well as direct health care decisions on your behalf.

We support our clients’ wills and estate planning needs in the following areas:

  • Simple wills
  • Simple trusts
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Healthcare directives
  • Living wills
  • Medical powers of attorney


Buist Byars & Taylor attorneys successfully represent owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, specialty contractors, material suppliers, and sureties in a wide range of public and private projects.

We assist clients in all aspects of residential and commercial construction law, from preparing and negotiating construction documents to construction litigation at trial in state and federal courts. Furthermore, we stay informed on all of the latest changes in South Carolina and federal law, statutes and regulations.

Typical matters our construction law lawyers handle include:

  • Bid protests
  • Contract review, drafting and negotiations
  • Contractor licensing
  • Defect claims
  • Delay and acceleration claims
  • Green building
  • Indemnity, surety and insurance issues
  • Liquidated damages
  • Mechanics liens, stop notice, and bond claims
  • Mold and water intrusion claims
  • Payment disputes
  • Performance bond issues
  • Pre-qualification
  • Project abandonment


Buist Byars & Taylor has a wide and varied network of strong professional relationships, having lived and worked here in the Lowcountry for many years, while maintaining contacts from hometowns, making connections through family and friends, and cultivating associations made in law school, various clubs and groups, and through their personal experiences.

We are pleased to offer recommendations for professional services and for legal representation in areas of practice on which our firm does not focus, such as personal injury, family law, more extensive estate planning, and criminal defense.

If you find yourself facing a legal need outside of our primary real estate practice areas, get in touch with us as a trusted resource for a referral.

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