Stanley H. McGuffin

Shareholder  |  Columbia  |  Greenville

Meet Stan

A South Carolina native, Stan routinely represents financial institutions in connection with commercial and consumer loan defaults. He also represents financial institutions in actions arising from operational issues such as interbank check and other item processing disputes, as well as lawsuits involving instruments bearing unauthorized signatures. He regularly represents construction suppliers in connection with enforcement of mechanic lien rights.

In the areas of debt restructuring and bankruptcy, Stan's clients typically include financial institutions and investors. He is experienced in serving as a Chapter 11 trustee. In 2003, he served as counsel for the public bondholders holding debt in excess of $400 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding involving claims of more than $1 billion.

Stan is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court in Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Law.

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1979
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 1976
  • South Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1980
Honors and Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2005-2024), Bet-the-Company Litigation (2014-2024) and Litigation - Bankruptcy (2011-2024)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Bankruptcy: Business (2008-2024)
  • Best Lawyers® 2020 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" Columbia
  • Best Lawyers® 2016 Litigation-Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year" Columbia
  • Greenville Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Upstate" Bankruptcy and Debtor Rights Law (2023)
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands" Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights Law (2020-2022), Bankruptcy and Debtors' Rights Law (2022) and Banking and Finance Law (2020)
Professional and Civic Activities
  • J. Bratton Davis Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Carolina Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Glenforest School, former Board Member