E. Sterling Moose Busbee

Shareholder  |  Charleston

Meet Sterling

Sterling Busbee is a tax attorney and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, economic development and corporate law.

Sterling's experience includes:

  • • Tax planning for domestic and international companies
  • • Mergers and acquisitions
  • • Negotiating and drafting fee in lieu of tax (FILOT) agreements and other incentives including job    development credits and job tax credits
  • • Business formation and entity structure planning, including drafting articles, bylaws and operating agreements
  • • Drafting and reviewing conservation easements
  • • Trust and estate planning
  • • Formation and governance of charitable and nonprofit entities
She received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
  • 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 (2020-2023)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair of Professional Development Committee (2024-Present), Co-Chair of Membership Committee (2020-2023)
  • 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
  • The Corporate Transparency Act – New Federal Requirements Effective January 1, 2024,” HSB Blog, January 3, 2024
  • “Corporate Transparency Act,” Charleston Tax Council, November 16, 2023
  • 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