Scott Y. Barnes - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

Scott Y. Barnes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Scott Barnes, a Certified Tax Specialist, joined the Firm’s Charleston office in 2013.

He is listed in the 2016 South Carolina Super Lawyers for Tax.

Mr. Barnes is published in The Journal of Taxation, South Carolina Lawyer, and co-authored the South Carolina Treatise, Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. He is also the co-author of Practical Guide to Commercial Real Estate in South Carolina

Mr. Barnes is a former chairman of the South Carolina Bar Association Tax Section, a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section and Partnership Subcommittee, a fellow of the American College of Tax Lawyers.  He served on the Governor’s Economic Development Incentives Committee, was an adjunct professor of law at the University of South Carolina Law School, and is currently an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law.  He is a former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Charleston Day School, a former trustee and President of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, trustee and former President of the Southern Federal Tax Institute, and has served as a trustee of the Community Foundation Serving Coastal South Carolina, the Charleston Area Community Development Corporation, and the Gibbes Museum of Art. He is currently President of the Church Street Historic Foundation.

Vanderbilt UniversityBA 1969University of South Carolina School of LawJ.D. 1973Georgetown UniversityLL.M 1976

Office Location

134 Meeting Street, Third Floor
P.O. Box 340
Charleston, SC 29402-0340
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Charleston-SC Metro Area
Scott Y. Barnes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Scott Y. Barnes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Law (Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Finance, Family Businesses, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Limited Liability, Real Estate, Securities, Subchapter S Corporations, Tax)
Tax Law (Corporate, Family Businesses, Income Tax, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, State and Local Tax, Tax Disputes, Tax Planning)