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William W. DesChamps, Jr.
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William W. DesChamps, Jr.

William "Bill" W. DesChamps, Jr.

Our Principal Attorney and Founder

Email: [email protected]

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”

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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, 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:

South Carolina–Bar No. 1658, 1976; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina– Bar No. 571, 1977; United States Supreme Court– Bar No. 296486, 2015

Education:

University of South Carolina, J.D., 1976

University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1973

Memberships:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating Preeminent which is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that Mr. DesChamps' peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law and Litigation by “Corporate Counsel” and “The American Lawyer”
  • 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 Members Sections; Lawyer Referral Program)
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator– S.C. ADR No. 149
  • Certified Circuit Court Arbitrator– S.C. ADR No. 149
  • Licensed Title Insurance Agent
  • 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

Qualifications:

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

Sponsorships:

  • Murrells Inlet 2020
  • Beach Ball Classic

Biography:

  • Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who published in the 1998 edition
  • Member: Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Grand Strand graduate 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
  • Approved 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

Published Opinions:

  • Curtis v. DesChamps, 350 SE 2d 201, 290 SC 315(SC App 1986)
  • Ocean Holiday Partnership v. Saro Investments, 441 SE 2d 835 (SC App. 1994)
  • Bradley v. Brentwood Homes, Inc., 2012 SC Lexis 137
  • Carolina First v. Badd, LLC, 400 S.C. 343, 733 S.E.2d 619 (Ct. App. 2012)

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; TD Bank

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