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John M. Scott III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

John Scott focuses his practice on business representation and tax planning. He assists closely held businesses and their principal owners achieve their corporate and individual goals by designing and implementing creative, yet practical, solutions to address the tax, operational, succession and estate issues facing these businesses and their owners.              

Mr. Scott holds an advanced degree in taxation from New York University. His work in the tax field encompasses trusts and estate planning, tax free reorganizations, tax planning for real estate transactions including 1031 exchanges, historic and abandoned building tax credits, economic development incentives, commercial real estate and finance transactions and conservation easements.

His practice also includes providing advice and counsel to his clients on a number of general corporate issues including the formation of business entities such as limited liability companies and corporations, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and contractual matters. 

A native of Florence, SC, Mr. Scott is a fourth generation attorney. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the fields of Tax Law and Trusts and Estate Law. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating, AV, in ethical standards and was named a South Carolina Rising Star for 2012-2013 by Super Lawyers.  

University of South CarolinaBA 1995University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1999New York UniversityLL.M 2000
McLeod Health Foundation McLeod Foundation Professional Advisors Committee Florence Kiwanis ClubAmerican Bar Association

Office Location

135 South Dargan Street, Suite 300
P.O. Box 6617
Florence, SC 29502-6617
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Florence Metro Area
John M. Scott III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Tax Law (Business and Succession Planning, Corporate, Limited Liability Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership, Restructurings, Subchapter S Corporations, Tax Planning, Trusts and Estates)
Trusts and Estates