Difficult Discussions in The New Year

Liam D. Duffy
Liam D. Duffy January 31, 2019

How to Avoid Probate Litigation The first couple of months of the year are traditionally a time for setting goals, assessing where things stand, and preparing for the upcoming year. In January, gyms are full, resolutions are still fresh, and people map out when, where, and how they’re going to clean out the garage/plant that …

Issues in Trust & Estate Litigation: “Undue Influence” Claims on the Rise

Liam D. Duffy
Liam D. Duffy August 30, 2018

Trust and estate disputes are on the rise, including fiduciary litigation, will & trust contests, probate accountings, and guardianship & conservatorship proceedings, to name a few.  This trend shows no signs of slowing down, and it impacts fiduciaries, beneficiaries, financial institutions, family businesses, and more. As contentious probate matters continue to grow in popularity, a …

Think Local—Engaging Local Counsel in South Carolina

Rosen Hagood
Rosen Hagood August 21, 2018

Every fan of courtroom cinema familiar with the film My Cousin Vinny knows the challenges out-of-town lawyers face when entering a new courtroom. The story centers on a brash-talking Italian lawyer from New York—Vincent “Vinny” Gambini (played by Joe Pesci)—who is hired to defend his cousin and a friend against criminal charges in a small …

Grosshuesch v. Cramer, 377 SC 12, 659 S.E.2d 112 (2008)

Rosen Hagood
Rosen Hagood June 5, 2008

Richard Rosen and Andrew Gowdown represented an elderly couple and subsequently their guardian and personal representative in claims against a former caretaker who had manipulated the couple to obtain millions of dollars worth of real estate and personal property. The case resulted in a settlement in which several million dollars of real estate and some …

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