Tyler K. Gilliam

Associate  |  Greenville

Meet Tyler

Tyler Gilliam is a business and tax lawyer who works closely with domestic and international companies, business owners and individuals to find practical solutions to his client’s legal needs.

Tyler’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
  • • Advising on name, image and likeness (NIL) matters, including forming NIL collectives and structuring NIL contracts
  • • Assisting developers with South Carolina tax credits, including Brownfields, Abandoned Building and Textile Mill Revitalization credits
  • • Providing economic development assistance to businesses relocating to or expanding in South Carolina related to Fees-in-Lieu of Tax (FILOTs), Special Source Revenue Credit Arrangements (SSRCs), Job Development Credits (JDCs) and Grants
  • • Advising on LLC and partnership disputes, including derivative actions
  • • Drafting and reviewing conservation easements

He received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship as a Graduate Tax Scholar. While in Washington, Tyler also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Albert G. Lauber of the United States Tax Court. 

Tyler served as a guest lecturer on business law at the Charleston School of Law and the College of Charleston. He now resides in Pickens County, South Carolina and works in our Greenville office.

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, with distinction, 2018
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2017
  • College of Charleston, B.A., 2012
  • South Carolina, 2017
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Tax Law (2022-2023)
  • Greenville Business Magazine “Legal Elite of the Upstate” Corporate Law – Business Organizations 2022
  • Graduate Tax Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Charleston School of Law Presidential Honors Scholar
  • Charleston Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • Charleston School of Law Moot Court Board
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Bar, Business Section
  • South Carolina Bar, Tax Section, General Council Member (2020-Present)
  • Charleston Tax Council, President (2020-2021), Treasurer (2019-2020)
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Discovery Program, Class of 2018
Presentations and Publications