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
  • Chambers USA Corporate/M&A (2003-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Antitrust Law (2003-2024), Corporate Law (2006-2024), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2007-2024) and Real Estate Law (1993-2024)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Business/Corporate Law (2008-2011)
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” Columbia
  • ‚ÄčGreater Columbia Business Monthly “Legal Elite of the Midlands” (2010-2011)
  • 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 (2011)
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly 2009 Leadership in Law Award
  • Columbia Chamber 2008 "Ambassador of the Year"
  • 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
  • Recipient of University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association’s "Compleat Lawyer Platinum" 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