John H. Muench

Biography

John H. Muench was born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 9, 1952. Jack attended law school at the University of Louisville School of Law. He was named to the Dean's List for his final three semesters, and was awarded research assistant scholarships in Federal Jurisdiction, Constitutional Law, and Domestic Relations.

Upon completing law school, Jack published the lead article in the American Bar Association's Family Law Quarterly regarding the impact of substantive due process theories as they apply in certain family law contexts. At the time, he was also a law clerk to Boyce F. Martin, Jr., Chief Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and he continued in that capacity when Judge Martin was named to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Jack is admitted to all state bar associations in the states of Kentucky, Georgia and South Carolina, and is a member of the Bar of the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the Special Problems, Sales, Exchanges and Basis and Mergers and Acquisitions committees of the Taxation Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Jack's career has featured distinguished service to the South Carolina Bar. He has served on the Section Councils of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law and Taxation Law Sections of the Bar. He was Chairperson of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section in 2000, and presented the annual update speech on securities law at the Bar's annual meeting in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Jack served as Chairperson of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section again in 2009.  He served as Section Delegate to Bar’s Board of Governors in 2002 and 2011, and as a Member of the House of Delegates in 2014-2015.

Jack served as President of the Senior Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar, which has over 3200 members, 2014. He currently serves on the SLD executive Committee as the liaison to the Bar's Wellness Committee.
Jack has also served or is serving on several ad hoc or permanent committees or task forces for the Bar regarding limited liability companies, law firm dissolution,third-party opinion practice, animal law and wellness.

Jack's practice encompasses a wide variety of corporate and tax-related matters, all with a focus on adding significant value to entrepreneurial activities. His primary areas of expertise lie in the areas of entity formations, mergers and acquisitions, partnership, corporate and individual income tax, estate planning, and securities and corporate law. From March of 1987 until October 2008, he was Certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Taxation Law. Thereafter, the increasingly non-tax nature of his practice precluded that formal designation.

Jack is an avid photographer and outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and scuba diving.

Practice Groups

Tax, Corporate and Securities Law, Estate Planning, Contracts and Commercial Real Estate, Business and Commercial Law

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1974
  • University of Louisville, J.D. 1978
  • University of Miami, LL.M. in Taxation 1981

Admitted

  • All State bar Associations in Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina; Western District of Kentucky; Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association

  


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