Exceptional Business Lawyers in Charleston, South Carolina

Business Formation

We can help you make your business official in SC.

Charleston Corporate Attorneys

Every great business has a beginning. Let us help you get started today by forming your organization.


Planning & Prevention

We can ease the legal growing pains that come from a growing business.

Charleston Business Attorneys

You want your business to get to the top, and we want you to get there. We’ll help you avoid any missteps.


Disputes & Litigation

We won't let anyone tear down what you've worked hard to build.

Charleston Business Lawyers

To protect your business, you may find yourself inside a courtroom. That’s were we mean business!

Charleston Corporate Lawyers Who Mean Business


The Charleston Business Law Attorneys of Futeral and Nelson, LLC

There are business lawyers in Charleston, and then there are lawyers who “mean business.” At Futeral & Nelson, we’re Charleston business attorneys with over 30 years of combined experience representing small, medium, and large companies. We strive to be the best at what we do. That’s why our firm is top-rated (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell and clients endorse us with 5 stars ★★★★★ on Google Reviews.

Whether you’re starting a business, expanding your organization, buying or selling a business, or involved in a business dispute or lawsuit, our Charleston business lawyers can help. Here’s just a few of things Stephan Futeral Thomas Nelson, and Kelsey Gilmore-Futeral can do for you:

Our Charleston corporate attorneys have helped to create many businesses in the Lowcountry by forming corporations, limited liability companies (LLC’s), and limited liability partnerships (LLP’s). We can advise you on which type of organization is best for your business and for your organization’s future. We can also protect your new organization by registering its trademarks and service marks.

We’ve helped many companies to create, review, and negotiate contracts and company documents such as:

  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • Covenants not to complete for employees and independent contractors
  • Lease and sales agreements
  • Waivers of liability
  • Purchases, sale, and merger contracts
  • Franchise and distributorship agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements

Lawsuits are bad for business. Lawsuits mean diverting precious time and money away from your organization when you should be focusing on your company’s bottom line. As Charleston business lawyers, its our job to help our local business clients stay away from the courthouse. How do we do that? By giving insightful, practical legal advice on day-to-day operations and long-term planning to avoid liability in the future when you are dealing with customers, employees, contractors, vendors, suppliers, distributors, and so on. While you focus on your company’s bottom line, we’ll help to protect your company’s interests in negotiations, structuring agreements, and avoiding liability.Also, our business attorneys can advise you on many legal issues that effect your company such as:

  • Compliance with state and federal wages laws concerning overtime pay and wage withholding
  • Compliance with FMLA, ADA, and federal and state laws governing discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • Compliance with state laws regarding duties owed by organizations to its shareholders or members

We hope your company never finds itself in litigation. Unfortunately, there are situations where your business needs to take matters before a judge or jury. While we’ll advise you on how to stay away from the courthouse, we’ll be ready to step into the courtroom to protect your organization if the need arises.At Futeral & Nelson, LLC, our Charleston business attorneys have many years of experience in litigation ranging from simple contract disputes to highly complex corporate litigation including:

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You run your business to be cost conscious and efficient. Your business lawyer should do the same. At Futeral & Nelson, LLC, we provide your business with the right legal services for the right price. We are a boutique law firm with less overhead. Less overhead means reasonable costs for our services. Also, we’ve increased our efficiency by using the latest advancements in software and equipment for case management, client communications, and courtroom presentations. Greater efficiency means better services for you with less costs. That’s the way you do business with your customers. That’s the way we do business with our clients.

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Whether you're starting, growing, or protecting your business, we can help. Call Futeral & Nelson, LLC today. 843-284-5500.
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Choosing our business attorneys in Charleston is the smart play. We assist all types of organizations with different legal needs including residential and commercial real estate companies, manufacturers, medical supply companies, restaurants and bars, retail operations, technology and communications companies, television and electronic repair shops, real estate investment companies, construction and engineering companies, and many more.

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