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The attorneys and staff at DesChamps Law Firm have served the real estate, transaction, civil litigation, and corporate law needs of individuals, professionals, business people, banks, owners, developer, general contractors, and subcontractors in both Horry and Georgetown Counties for nearly four (4) decades. Skilled at handling a full range of real estate, construction, business and commercial legal matters, we have been recognized in Myrtle Beach and throughout South Carolina for our reputation as leaders in the legal field. We have been accepted for inclusion in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers which is exclusive to AV/Preeminent Attorneys – those who have achieved the Highest Possible Peer Review Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Fewer than five (5%) percent of all law firms qualify; making subscribers to the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers the most respected in the country. Learn more about DesChamps Law Firm’s attorneys and staff below.


William W. DesChamps, Jr.

William "Bill" W. DesChamps Jr.

Managing Attorney & Founder

Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating

  • Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law and Litigation by “Corporate Counsel” and “The American Lawyer”

 

Recognized as counsel and/or advisor for local attorneys, judges, lenders, business leaders, banks, contractors, hoteliers, franchisors, franchisees, and commercial real estate investors and participants.

Established "wrap-around" mortgage case law in South Carolina in a 1994 Court of Appeals published opinion.

In addition to the practice of law and mediation, Mr. DesChamps has substantial ownership interests in motels, office buildings, and commercial real estate.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate
  • Construction Law, Contracts & Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Review counsel for area lenders
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Expert Witness
  • Arbitration & Mediation

Admitted to Practice

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1976
  • University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1973

Certifications

  • Certified mediator, South Carolina Council for Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Certified circuit court mediator and arbitrator, Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification, South Carolina Supreme Court

Qualifications

  • Qualified in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit as an expert in the field of real estate law

Sponsorships:

  • Murrells Inlet 2020
  • Beach Ball Classic

Organization and Association Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Horry County Bar Association (chairman, Grievance Committee, 1990-1991)
  • South Carolina Bar (member: Ethics Advisory Committee, 1992-1995; Real Estate Practices, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law and Senior Member Sections; Lawyer Referral Program)
  • Licensed title insurance agent
  • Life member of the National Registry of Who's Who
  • Member: Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Grand Strand graduated 1996
  • Member and past trustee of Belin Memorial Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Past member, Horry County Board of Education
  • Past advisory board member, Carolina First Bank
  • Past president, Mt. Gilead HOA, Inc.
  • Former instructor and law lecturer: Greater Horry County Association of Realtors, "Legal Pitfalls" course
  • Healy's Real Estate Institute, 1978-1981
  • Member of VSAF (Virginia Student Aid Foundation at the University of Virginia)
  • Life Member University of Virginia Alumni Association
  • Jervey Member of IPTAY at Clemson University

Selected Cases

  • Bradley v. Brentwood Homes, Inc., 398 S.C. 447, 730 S.E.2d 312 (2012)
  • Carolina First Bank v. BADD, LLC, 400 S.C. 343, 733 S.E.2d 619 (Ct. App. 2012)
  • Curtis v. DesChamps, 290 S.C. 315, 350 S.E. 2d 201 (Ct. App. 1986)
  • Hendricks v. Hicks, 374 S.C. 616, 649 S.E.2d 151 (Ct. App. 2007)
  • Saro Invs. v. Ocean Holiday P'ship, 314 S.C. 116, 441 S.E. 2d 835 (Ct. App. 1994)

Representative Clients

  • CresCom Bank
  • Harrington Construction Company, Inc.
  • Anderson Brothers Bank
  • Surfside Realty Co., Inc.
  • L & R Sitework, Inc.
  • Sea Dip, Inc.
  • Mt. Gilead Special Tax District
  • Arcadian Special Tax District
  • Hidden Woods Special Tax District
  • The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood
  • Drunken Jacks
  • Kamla, Inc.
  • Southwest Motels Partnership
  • C & P Partnership
  • McDillon Holdings, LLC.
  • Midlands-I-77-Holdings, LLC
  • American Safety Insurance Company
  • BNC Bank
  • NBSC - Synovus
  • Conway National Bank
  • South Atlantic Bank
  • Old Republic Title Insurance Company
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • S & W Construction Company
  • AASAP Construction Company

WILLIAM "TREY" W. DESCHAMPS III

Peggy DesChamps

William W. DesChamps III

William W. DesChamps, III, known as “Trey” by his family, friends, and clients, has excelled in representing clients in commercial transactions, business disputes, and complex civil litigation matters since joining DesChamps Law Firm in August of 2009. During his first three years of practicing at DesChamps Law Firm, Trey successfully argued a case before the South Carolina Supreme Court and received a unanimous decision resulting in a published opinion.

Trey has successfully handled a wide variety of civil litigation during his career, including both jury and non-jury trials at the Circuit Court and District Court levels, and appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and South Carolina Supreme Court. Trey focuses his practice on the areas of business and commercial law, construction and contract law, and related civil litigation matters. He routinely represents individuals, professionals, small and large business owners, banks, developers, owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in a number of matters ranging from drafting and negotiating security agreements, construction contracts, asset purchase agreements, and other contractual and transactional documents to representing clients in both jury and non-jury matters. Trey has represented clients in closings and other commercial transactions, and often provides general business advisory services to clients.

Before joining DesChamps Law Firm in August of 2009, Trey served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven H. John. Trey earned his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in May of 2008. He is the first graduate of the Charleston School of Law to successfully argue a case before the South Carolina Supreme Court, resulting in a published opinion, establishing case law regarding the applicability of the Federal Arbitration Act to a contract for the sale and purchase of a home. Trey earned a B.S. degree in 2005 when he graduated from Clemson University and the Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University as a cum laude graduate.

Trey enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, and playing baseball with his son Rhett. He is an avid saltwater fisherman and enjoys the outdoors, especially the Waccamaw River.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law & Litigation
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Business Transactions & Formation
  • Contract Law & Litigation
  • Commercial Rea Estate
  • Commercial Foreclosures
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Mediation

Admitted to Practice

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

Certifications:

  • Certified circuit court mediator, Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification, South Carolina Supreme Court

Education

  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • Clemson University, B.S. in Finance, Cum Laude, 2005
  • Calhoun Honors College, 2005

Organization and Association Memberships

  • Horry County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Brelin UNited Methodist Church
  • IPTAY
  • Clemson Alumni Association

Representative Cases

  • Bradley v. Brentwood Homes, Inc., 398 S.C. 447, 730 S.E.2d 312 (2012)
  • Carolina First Bank v. BADD, LLC, 400 S.C. 343, 733 S.E.2d 619 (Ct. PP. 2012)

Representative Clients

  • CresCom Bank
  • Harrington Construction Company, Inc.
  • Interstate Restoration, LLC
  • Vacation Equipment Rentals, Inc.
  • American Safety Insurance Company

We understand what you value and deliver what you need

When you need experienced legal advice and trusted guidance with your real estate, civil litigation and corporate transactions call the DesChamps Law Firm at 843-353-6120 or contact us online today.

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