Robert E. August

Robert E. August


Merline & Meacham, P.A.

Recognized since 2007

Greenville, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Corporate Law

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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Mr. August is a shareholder in the firm. Mr. August has been with the firm since 1994. He is a certified specialist in the fields of both Taxation Law, and Estate Planning and Probate by The Supreme Court of South Carolina. He is listed in the book The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Bursiness Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton, his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and his Master of Laws in Taxation Degree from the New York University School of Law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. August is the current Chairman of the South Carolina Bar Tax Section Council, and a member of the Probate Estate Planning and Trust Section. He is also a member of the Greenville Estate Planning Council. He was a Symposium Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and received the Editor's Award. He was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe at the University of South Carolina School of Law. His publications include Taxation of Family Limited Partnerships: Breaking the Fall, South Carolina Lawyer (Mar. 2004), Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Plan­ning, South Carolina Lawyer (Nov./Dec. 1995) and Environmen­tal Claims in Bankruptcy, South Carolina Environmen­tal Law Journal (1992).

www.merlineandmeacham.com

Location

  • 812 East North Street
    P.O. Box 10796
    Greenville, SC 29603

Languages

  • English

Education

  • New York University , LL.M. Taxation, graduated 1993
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia, J.D., graduated 1992
  • University of Dayton, B.A., graduated 1989

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • South Carolina Bar - Probate Trust and Estate Section - Member
  • South Carolina Bar - Tax Section - Member
  • Greenville Bar Association - Member
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) - Fellow

Merline & Meacham, P.A.
Headquarters: Greenville, South Carolina

6 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Greenville (2022)
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Greenville (2021)
  • Tax Law, Greenville (2019)
  • Corporate Law, Greenville (2016)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Greenville (2015)
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Greenville (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Audits
  • Business and Succession Planning
  • Corporate
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Businesses
  • Federal
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnership and Limited Liability
  • Partnerships
  • Probate
  • Restructurings
  • Tax
  • Tax Disputes
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Wills

Awards:

  • Certified Specialist Taxation Law
  • Certified Specialist Estate Planning and Probate Law

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