Business Law

Business LawSouth Carolina entrepreneurs and business owners often face a range of challenges when starting their businesses or in growing their business.   In addition, because of the favorable business climate, we often help international business clients with numerous issues that impact their Greenwood SC businesses. Mr. McCallum spent nearly a decade working in the transportation and aerospace industries in multiple capacities prior to practicing law and brings a wealth of experience and understanding to the table on your behalf. Some of the services we can provide include:

Business Formation

One of the first steps you must take when starting a business is determining what type of business structure best suits your needs. This may seem fairly simple but there are a number of issues to take into consideration including taxes, future investors and personal liability. When you have a partner or investor, it is essential that you have a clear written agreement that not only divides profits but anticipates potential problems and provides solutions before disagreements arise. We work with you, your accountants and your partner throughout the upstate to help determine what type of business entity best meets your needs. We will also assist you in selecting appropriate co-counsel to file patent and trademark applications, protecting your business assets.

Contract Negotiations

Some of the most important decisions a business owner will make are made when entering into contracts. Much too often, business owners seek advice after the contract has been signed and an issue has arisen.  We encourage a proactive approach to drafting, reviewing, or revising agreements on the front end. A couple of hours spent before the agreement is signed can save tens of thousands of dollars and years in litigation. As you can see from the ABOUT section of this website, Mr. McCallum has extensive experience that will benefit your company and protect you down the road.

Business Litigation

When a dispute arises due to breach of contract or a vendor’s lack of performance, the long-term damage to your reputation can be devastating. Whenever you are being sued or if you have the need to sue another party, you need an attorney who is well versed in a number of business law issues. When these issues cannot be resolved outside of court, you need an aggressive advocate to represent you in court. Mr. McCallum has the experience in both state and federal courts to pursue your claim or minimize your exposure. Whether your dispute is local or against a nationally known company, we can help.

Employee Relations

Whether you need a non-compete agreement or need advice about state or federal compliance issues, we can help. Mr. McCallum has even conducted short legal courses in the area of sale of goods for purchasing agents of larger manufacturers. We can even help guide you through the unpleasant necessity of the termination of a previously valued employee.

Contact Attorney Edward S. McCallum at (864) 223-8546 for additional information and assistance.