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#YeahTHATAgenda: SC's Top 25 Super Lawyers, Port Sets Record, SC Ready to Make Marijuana Money, Unity Park, Vegan Dogs

Apr 05, 2019 10:56AM ● By Chris Haire
Super Lawyers Recognizes South Carolina Lawyers: The annual Super Lawyers list is out and scores of attorneys from around the Palmetto State. Here's South Carolina's Top 25

Beattie B. Ashmore, Beattie B. Ashmore, P.A.

M. Dawes Cooke, Jr.; Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC

O. Fayrell Furr, Jr.; Furr & Henshaw

Mark C. Joye, Joye Law Firm, LLP

Robert N. Rosen, Rosen Law Firm, LLC

Andrew J. Savage, III, Savage Law Firm

Jack B. Swerling, Swerling Law Firm

Mark C. Tanenbaum, Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A.

Thomas W. Traxler, Carter Smith Merriam Rogers & Traxler, P.A.

G. Trenholm Walker; Walker Gressette Freeman & Linton, LLC

David B. Yarborough, Jr., Yarborough Applegate

George B. Cauthen, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP 

Frank L. Eppes, Eppes & Plumblee, P.A.

Steven E. Farrar, Fox Rothschild LLP

Elizabeth Van Doren Gray, Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

Angus M. Lawton, Lawton Law Firm

John T. Lay, Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

Wallace K. Lightsey, Wyche, P.A.

Timothy E. Madden,Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

John C. Moylan, III; Wyche, P.A.

Terry E. Richardson, Jr., Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC

Richard S. Rosen, Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC

Thomas L. Stephenson, Stephenson & Murphy

Robert E. Stepp, Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

Thomas E. Vanderbloemen; Vanderbloemen Law Firm, P.A.


CommunityWorks, Greenville Chamber Celebrate Small Business: The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards Celebration is a chance for CommunityWorks and the Greenville Chamber to come together to celebrate National Small Business Week in the Upstate. The awards celebration recognizes entrepreneurs and micro and small businesses that make the region unique and vibrant. Awards from six different categories, including a people’s choice award, will be given to businesses pioneering innovative solutions in our community.

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration will take place on May 7, 2019 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Avenue, 110 E Court St. #600. Click here to register.



SC Ports Break Another Record, Inland Port Greer Sets One of Its Own: The S.C. Ports Authority had another busy month last month, posting "the strongest March in its history" and the second highest month moving TEUs (20-foot equivalent container units, i.e. your typical cargo container).  

The TEU record was posted in last October when SCPA moved 217,035 steel boxes; last month, they moved 214,123.

Things were also good at Inland Port Greer, which set a new record, 14,522 rail lifts, besting the June 2017 record of 13,060.

The SCPA continues to play a  major role in the growing logistics industry in South Carolina. Yes, it's not as sexy as jumbo jets or European luxury sedans, but the logistics sector's impact is huge. 

We're talking about a statewide economic impact of $32.9 billion, 600 firms, and 113,000 workers bringing home a total compensation of $5.4 billion annually, according to a 2017 study from SC Logistics, a division of the S.C. Council on Competitiveness. And those figures make logistics a bigger industry than aerospace ($19 billion economic impact/22,000 workers) and automotive ($27 billion/61,000 workers). 

Once completed, the current Charleston Harbor Deepening Project will likely lead to more logistics growth in South Carolina. According to SC Logistics, the future looks bright. Check out the infographic below to see their predictions.


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$7 million of Greenville’s proposed $31.7 million capital improvement plan budget earmarked for Unity Park (Greenville Journal)

BMW ditching pensions in favor of ‘defined contribution’ plan (Herald-Journal)

UofSC, Siemens Healthineers launch innovation center (Becker's Health Review)

Additional software problem detected in Boeing 737 Max flight control system, officials say (WaPo)

BMW, Daimler, VW charged by EU regulators with emissions collusion (AutoNews)

Construction Industry Confidence Index Survey Results: Markets Remain Strong, But Execs Fear 2020 (ENR)

Hiring Report: Small Business Hiring Down While Wage Growth Continues (Manufacturing.Net)

What’s holding companies back from hiring people with criminal records? (Fast Company)

Potential U.S.-Mexico border closing raises supply chain and logistics concerns (Logistics Management)

NIH Begins First-in-Human Trial of a Universal Influenza Vaccine Candidate (NIH)

Is is OK to make your dog vegan (WIRED)

The Wire
Jack Porter Opens New Office In Downtown Greenville

Sharonview Federal Credit Union Gifts $3,000 To Simpsonville Organizations

The Heirloom Companies Earns National Distinction

A Business Law Firm Celebrates 25 Years

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Best & Brightest 35 and Under
Matthew Couvillion
Wyche, P.A. | Associate
Age 33

I am an associate with Wyche, P.A. and focus my practice on transactional matters, with an emphasis on corporate law, tax law, and nonprofit organizations. I enjoy advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, tax matters, and corporate governance.

I grew up in Greenville and attended Auburn University before earning my law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. I also have an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. After working for firms in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., my family and I wanted to return home to Greenville, where I could continue to grow professionally and be involved in my hometown.

I serve on the board of directors and as treasurer of the Greenville Bar Pro Bono Foundation and sit on the board of advisors for LAST (Legal Assistance for Survivors of Trafficking), which offers legal representation for victims of sex trafficking. I am also active on the board of SCBIO (South Carolina Biotechnology Innovation Organization). I’ve volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, even co-chairing a build, and have participated in several mission trips to Haiti.

I am honored to have been nominated and selected for Greenville Business Magazine’s Best & Brightest 35 and Under.