E. Sterling Moose Busbee

Associate  |  Charleston

Meet Sterling

Sterling Busbee is an associate in Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Charleston office and focuses her practice on corporate law and tax matters.

She received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Prior to joining Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Sterling was an attorney with a national law firm in North Carolina.

While in law school, Sterling was a member of the Order of the Coif and Women in Law. She was a student member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court and the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. Sterling served as President of the Student Bar Association and Production Editor for the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal.

Sterling's experience includes:

  • • Business formation and entity structure planning, including drafting articles, bylaws and operating agreements
  • • Tax planning for domestic and international companies
  • • Mergers and acquisitions
  • • Drafting and reviewing conservation easements
  • • Trust and estate planning
  • • Formation and governance of charitable and nonprofit entities
  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 2017
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • Clemson University, B.S., Accounting, cum laude, 2013
  • South Carolina, 2016
  • North Carolina, 2017
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Corporate Law (2023-2024), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2023-2024) and Tax Law (2023-2024)
  • Order of the Coif
Professional and Civic Activities
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Young Alumni Council, Member (2020-Present)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair of Membership Committee (2020-Present)
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2022
  • Richland County Bar Association, Advisory Committee, Young Lawyers Chair (2020-2021)
  • Junior League of Charleston
Presentations and Publications
  • Estate Planning in the COVID-19 Era,” HSB Blog, May 14, 2020
  • “Re-Emergence of the C-Corp,” SCRA Launch & Learn Webinar, March 4, 2020
  • “The Re-Emergence of the C-Corporation,” HSB 2019 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar Series
  • “Planning Under the 2017 Tax Act” (Panelist), Charlotte City Club, Charlotte, NC, April 24, 2018
  • “Hot Topics for Nonprofits” (Panelist), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, November 6, 2018