William C. Boyd

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Meet Bill

Bill Boyd counsels clients on business strategies and manages complex transactions. His work is widely respected by his peers in the law and in the South Carolina business community.

Bill has managed numerous mergers and acquisitions and large-scale industrial development projects, including the assembly and acquisition of property, environmental and other governmental permitting and financing. He served for over 26 years as outside general counsel for a major, South Carolina corporation, is a previous chair of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Business and Industry Political Education Committee. Bill also served on the Executive Committee of the Midlands Business Leadership Group.

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1965
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 1962
  • Washington and Lee University
  • South Carolina, 1965
Honors and Awards
  • Columbia Chamber 2008 "Ambassador of the Year"
  • Recipient of University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association’s "Compleat Lawyer Platinum" award
  • Recipient of the John W. Williams Award for distinguished service to the Richland County Bar, the highest award given to a person by the Richland County Bar
  • In 2005, Bill Boyd was profiled in The State’s “Building Our City” section that included men and women working to change Columbia, SC’s economic future.
  • Chambers USA named him one of South Carolina’s leading lawyers in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© Antitrust, Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate Law since 1993
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” Columbia
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Business / Corporate Law 2008-2011
  • Greater Columbia Business Monthly “Legal Elite of the Midlands” 2010 and 2011
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2009 “Leadership in Law” award
Professional and Civic Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation, Board of Directors
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Judicial Conference for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Permanent Member

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