John R. Chase - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

John R. Chase

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

John Chase is a certified specialist in estate planning and probate law.

He is a former chairman of the South Carolina Bar Sections on Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law and Taxation, as well as a former member of the Estate Planning & Probate Law Specialization Advisory Board.

In estate planning, his services are geared to the preservation and orderly disposition of family businesses and large estates. Among other strategies, he advises on wills, testamentary substitutes and tax-advantaged vehicles such as:

  • charitable lead and remainder trusts
  • life insurance trusts
  • foundations
  • family limited partnerships.

In litigation, he represents individuals, trusts and trust departments concerning challenges to estate plans that may involve issues such as testamentary capacity, intent and undue influence, as well as disputes involving the construction of wills and administration of decedents’ estates.

Advising business owners is a strong focus of Mr. Chase’s practice. He helps entrepreneurs form new ventures and helps business owners sell their companies. He has negotiated many multimillion dollar transactions that have satisfied the objectives of both buyers and sellers.

Mr. Chase advises clients on the best tax and financing structures for purchases and sales of business assets, calling on his experience as a former counsel to a federally chartered savings and loan association.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1987
  • The CitadelBA 1975University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1979University of MiamiLL.M 1981

    Office Location

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

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2013 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Florence Metro Area
    John R. Chase has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

    Practice Areas

    Tax Law (Tax Planning, Trusts and Estates)
    Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Family Businesses, Litigation, Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Probate, Succession Planning, Tax)