Firm Overview

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.

THE 1980'S

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.

THE 1990'S

In 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 Partnership.

THE 2000'S

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.

THE FUTURE

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

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.

Serving the people and businesses of South Carolina for over forty years.