Founded in 1970, Finkel Law Firm LLC (the “Finkel Firm”) has
been serving people and businesses of South Carolina for over forty years.
IN THE BEGINNING
After representing the Plaintiffs in the case of
Mims v. Yarborough, 343 F.Supp. 1146 (D.C.S.C. 1971), Finkel Law Firm LLC made a conscious
commitment to provide legal services in complex legal matters. The
Mims case was a significant decision involving a suit for an injunction against
public officials charged with carrying out a proposed water project. In
a companion case, Finkel Law Firm LLC also was able to successfully use
federal antitrust law.
See Mims v. Kemp, 516 F.2d 21 (4
th Cir. 1975). These cases set the stage for Finkel Law Firm LLC’s
reputation for representing individuals and businesses in complex legal
matters. Over the years, the Firm has continued to be involved in a number
of major cases of novel impression, and continued to develop a reputation
for handling complex cases.
In the 1980's, Finkel Law Firm LLC represented the major creditor,
Marathon Oil Company, in its $60,000,000 claim in the Hilton Head Bankruptcy.
Finkel Law Firm LLC also represented Brittons and Sam Solomon Company
in their Chapter 11 proceedings and represented the Unsecured Creditors
Committee in the Braswell Shipyards, Inc. bankruptcy.
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Counsel, 60 L.W. 4842 (1992), Finkel Law Firm LLC successfully challenged South
Carolina’s Beach Front Management Act and required the state to
pay for the impact of that statute on individual home owners and other
property owners. Finkel Law Firm LLC represented the developers of the
tallest building in South Carolina in the bankruptcy case of Capital Center
Associates, Inc. where the claims of the secured creditors alone exceeded
$55,000,000 and represented the developers in several complex commercial
work outs including Frontage Realty Limited Partnership, Park Area Development,
Wes-Mar, Columbia Capital Holding Corporation, and Stoneridge Limited
In the early part of the decade, Finkel Law Firm LLC grew its construction
litigation practice and its foreclosure practice. Between 1998 and the
end of 2005, Finkel Law Firm LLC had resolved millions of dollars of construction
litigation on behalf of homeowners. In 2006, Finkel Law Firm LLC concluded
two large suits involving beach front condominiums with those homeowners
associations receiving significant settlements to effect much needed repairs.
In addition, the foreclosure department of Finkel Law Firm LLC grew to
where it now handles millions of dollars worth of foreclosures each year.
Thus, Finkel Law Firm LLC’s reputation continues to grow in the
State Courts of South Carolina. In the Federal Courts, Finkel Law Firm
LLC represented the Plan Trustee in the HomeGold, Inc., HomeGold Financial,
Inc., and Carolina Investors, Inc. bankruptcies and directed federal litigation
against the former officers, directors, professionals and insurance carriers.
Finkel Law Firm LLC has developed into a full service law firm, handling
all types of litigation, residential and commercial real estate, corporate,
finance, bankruptcy, foreclosure and taxation matters. With offices in
Columbia and Charleston, we have the opportunity to service all of our
South Carolina clients more effectively.
All of the members of the Firm are dedicated to the practice of law in
South Carolina. Several attorneys teach at the Charleston School of Law
and have taught at the National Judicial College. In addition, the lawyers
are active in continuing legal education and various attorneys participate
in the committees of the American Law Institute, the American Judicature
Society, the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute,
The South Carolina Association for Justice, the South Carolina Bar Association,
the Richland County Bar Association and the South Carolina Bankruptcy
Law Association. By remaining active in teaching and continuing legal
education, Finkel Law Firm LLC seeks to identify emerging trends in the
law to serve our client’s interests.
Our goal is to provide quality legal services in a cost efficient manner.
Each person in Finkel Law Firm LLC is dedicated to this goal.
Thank you for considering Finkel Law Firm LLC to handle your legal needs.
**Any results the law firm may have achieved in past cases does not imply
or indicate that similar results may be had in your case. Outcome of litigation
is dependent on many factual and legal circumstances that may differ in
your particular case.