John F. Beach - Adams and Reese LLP

John F. Beach

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 803-343-1269

John F. Beach joined Adams and Reese in 2013 as a Partner following the firm’s expansion into Columbia.

Practicing law since 1982, John advises businesses in disputes and represents businesses in litigation arising out of contractual, regulatory, and property conflicts. He appears as lead counsel in state and federal courts, and before various administrative tribunals. John also represents his clients in alternative forums, having represented parties in commercial arbitrations since around 1989 and  commercial mediations since around 1990. John, himself, is a Certified South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator, since 2002.

John’s additional representative experience includes:

  • Representing businesses of all sizes, from small businesses and entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, working closely with those owners and their immediate management team to accomplish their unique goals related to the subject lawsuit, negotiation, administrative proceeding, dispute, or other business matter. 
  • Litigating complex, technical business issues often involving government-regulated industries.
  • Combining experience in business law and investment fraud in trust litigation to address assertions of fraud, mismanagement, breach of fiduciary duty, enforcement and modification of trust provisions.  
  • Using an in-depth economics background in large condemnation disputes to address complex valuation issues.
  • Addressing non-compete, confidentiality, trade secret, and trademark infringement matters.

John honed his administrative practice skills before numerous state and federal agencies and/or commissions. He represents broker-dealers and registered representatives before the South Carolina Securities Commissioner; health care clients before the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; and utilities before the S.C. Public Service Commission. John also addresses zoning and land-use matters for landowners and developers and procurement matters for businesses before state, city, and county governments.

John is a long-time supporter of Columbia’s Nickelodeon Theater, South Carolina’s only independent theatre. John helped with the Nick’s recent move to a prominent Main Street location, an important component of Columbia’s current downtown renaissance. John has also provided advice and guidance, through various committees and task forces, to help advance the recent development of Columbia’s central business district.

John particularly admires Vince Lombardi, who said wise things such as: “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”  

In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his wife and twin daughters. His hobbies include travel, tennis, classic sports cars, and outdoor adventure.

Wofford CollegeBA 1979University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1982

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • South Carolina
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina

Office Location

1501 Main Street, Fifth Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation