W. Henry Sipe III

W. Henry Sipe, IIIPrincipal
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Direct Dial: 803-329-7605


Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contracts
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Tax Controversies
  • Estate Administration
  • Living Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Sports Law

Admitted: 1983, Virginia State Bar (Associate); 1984, District of Columbia Bar (Inactive); 1989, South Carolina Bar; United States Tax Court

Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. Taxation, 1988; University of Richmond, J.D., 1983

College: University of Virginia, B.A. with distinction, 1979

Member: Federal Bar Association (Member, Taxation Section); American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business Law; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; and Taxation; Member, Sports Committee, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries); South Carolina Bar (Member, Sections on: Corporate, Banking and Securities Law; Probate, Estate Planning and Trust; and Tax Law; Chair, Tax Law Section Council, 2002-2003); SC Taxation Law Specialization Advisory Board (2002 – 2003); Legislative Revision Committees SC Probate Code, SC Business Corporation Act and SC Uniform Limited Liability Company Act.

Biography:   Listed, U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” (Sipe Law Firm, Trusts & Estates Law, Tax Law, Charlotte Metropolitan Area). Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates; Tax Law). Listed, South Carolina Super Lawyers (2009). Graduate, Woodberry Forest School, 1974. Member, Eli Banana Ribbon Society, University of Virginia. Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge William M. Acker, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama, 1983 -1984. Former Partner, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP (now K&L Gates). Former Advisory Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C., 1984 -1986, 1987. Former Board Member, Westminster Ministries Foundation, Rock Hill, SC. Author: “State Income Tax Considerations for Multistate Partnerships and Partnerships with Nonresident Partners,” Vol. 8, No 2 J St Tax’n 117 (Part 1), Vol 8, No 3 J St Tax’n 251 (Part 2).

Born: Richmond, Virginia