Breach of Employment Contracts

Finding out that several of your most trusted employees have been jointly planning to steal your clients and usurp your business opportunities, all while using corporate assets, is every employer’s worst nightmare.  This story hits close to home for one law firm where four partners devised an arrangement over the span of eighteen months to […]

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Lawmakers Pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act

How can my business protect its trade secrets? Certain forms of intellectual property such as patents, trademarks and copyrights have long enjoyed protection under Federal law. Until recently, this has not been the case for trade secrets. Now that Congressional lawmakers have passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), however, owners of trade […]

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The Florence attorney and history buff with Willcox, Buyck & Williams tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Local Counsel with Mark W. Buyck Jr.  Published in 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers — May 2016 BEST PLACE TO TAKE A NEW CLIENT  –  Victors restaurant in Hotel Florence, which is just a block away from my office.  FAVORITE HISTORICAL SITE  –  The Confederate Stockade. When the Yankees were approaching and Andersonville was evacuated, they […]

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Wage & Hour Lawsuits Plague Businesses

Over the past few years, one of the areas in which we have seen business clients out of both our Florence and Myrtle Beach offices run into trouble is with wage and hour lawsuits. A quick scan of the headlines suggests our clients are not alone in facing a growing number of these suits. In […]

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Corporate Law Tax Updates

As a small business owner, compliance with business and tax laws are likely at the forefront of your to-do list each month. Most notably, compliance with state and federal tax laws is one of the simplest ways to avoid fines and penalties – as well as insulate the business from unnecessary auditing and records inspection. […]

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The Perils of Litigation for a Small Business

How Can I protect my small business from litigation? Small business owners typically focus their attention on achieving success in the marketplace without giving much thought to the possibility of being hit with a lawsuit. However, by failing to prepare for the potential of litigation, entrepreneurs jeopardize their businesses, and possibly their personal assets. The […]

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