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Thomas G. Sinclair

With a designation of Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court, Thomas practices in the areas of taxation, business formations and commercial law, partnership, limited liability company and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, and complex estate planning, probate and trust law.
 
Educational Background:

New York University School of Law, Master of Laws in Taxation

University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor (cum laude)

  • Order of Wig and Robe
  • South Carolina Law Review
  • Moot court Bar
  • CALI Awards: Legal Research; Legal Writing; Jurisdictions and Judgments; Corporations
  • Albert C. Todd, III Estate Planning Award
  • Finalist in the J. Woodrow Lewis Competition (appellate advocacy competition)
  • Phi Delta Phi

University of South Carolina – Spartanburg, Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

Honors:

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • South Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers® (2014)
  • Legal Elite of the Upstate 2018, Greenville Business Magazine (Tax & Estate)
  • Legal Elite of the Upstate 2017, Greenville Business Magazine (Tax & Estate)
  • Legal Elite of the Upstate 2015, Greenville Business Magazine (Estate & Trust)
  • Legal Elite of the Upstate 2014, Greenville Business Magazine (Estate & Trust)

Professional Organizations:
American Bar Association

South Carolina Bar

  • Tax Law Section (Chair, 2015-2016)
  • Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section

Greenville County Bar Association

Greenville Estate Planning Council (President, 2014-2015)

Greenville Estate Planning Study Group

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court

Professional Publications:
Published in the Winter 2004 edition of the South Carolina Law Review, “Limiting the Substitute-For-Ordinary-Income Doctrine: An Analysis Through Its Most Recent Application Involving The Sale Of Future Lottery Rights” (56 S.C.L. Rev. 387);

  • Cited and adopted its reasoning by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals – Lattera v. C.I.R., 437 F.3d 399, 402 (3rd Cir. Feb. 14, 2006);

Bar Admissions:
South Carolina

Thomas Sinclair
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