July 13, 2021
Please welcome our new intern, Zach Idris! Zach is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and recently graduated Cum Laude from Davidson College with a degree in political science (class of 2021). He was a member of the Division I football team and is an aspiring law student who plans to enroll in Fall of 2022. He is interested in pursuing a career in litigation. Outside of the office Zach enjoys working out, cooking, and watching sports, most notably Davidson Football and the Atlanta Braves.
July 13, 2021
Merline & Meacham, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney David Thompson has joined the firm. Thompson practices in the areas of taxation, estate planning, business organizations, and probate. He earned his Master in Taxation Law Degree (LL.M) from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and his Juris Doctor Degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
“We are thrilled to welcome David to the team of talented attorneys at the Firm,” stated David Merline, Jr. “I am confident that his experience will provide great benefit to both our clients and Merline & Meacham moving forward.”
Prior to joining Merline and Meacham, he clerked for Judge J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. in South Carolina’s 10th Judicial Circuit.
Prior to attending law school, he was a baseball player on the Anderson University baseball team. David and his wife, Sadie, enjoy spending time with their friends and family and being outdoors with their dog.
December 23, 2020
Merline & Meacham, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney Thomas G. Sinclair has joined our firm . Thomas practices in the areas of taxation, estate planning, trusts and estates, probate, employee benefits, pension and profit-sharing plans, partnership, limited liability company and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and non-profit and tax-exempt organization law. He is a certified specialist in the fields of both Taxation Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Supreme Court of South Carolina. Thomas is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (Lawyer of the Year 2021 in Greenville, South Carolina), Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law, and Trust and Estates. He is also listed in Legal Elite of the Upstate in Greenville Business Magazine. Thomas earned his Master in Taxation Law Degree (LL.M.) from the New York University School of Law and his Juris Doctor Degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Thomas is a member of the Greenville County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the Greenville Estate Planning Council (President, 2014-2015) and the Greenville Estate Planning Study Group. Thomas and his wife, Jenna, have three children. In his spare time he enjoys coaching basketball and watching his sons play soccer.
November 23, 2020
Merline & Meacham, P.A. is pleased to announce their inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. All of the firms’ practice areas are being awarded at the Metropolitan Tier 1 level in Greenville, SC.
The following areas are being recognized in The Best Law Firms in America© for 2021: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – Tax, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Nonprofit and Charities Law, Tax Law, and finally Trusts & Estates Law. The firms’ main concentrations are tax, estate planning, trusts and estates, corporate and business transactional law. They still pride themselves on the fact that they can provide well-equipped attorneys who have all earned a Master of Laws degree in Taxation. Merline and Meacham can confidently say they have over a century of experience shared throughout the office.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on an extensive evaluation process that includes the collection of not only client and lawyer evaluations, but also peer reviews from leading attorneys in the ﬁeld. The firm also had to submit information about general demographic and background information. Combined, all this data contributed to the recognition at the Metropolitan Tier 1 level.
In addition,over half of the firm’s attorneys were just recognized as The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Lawyers” specifically practicing in several areas listed above.
November 23, 2020
August 27, 2020
|Merline & Meacham, P.A. Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Legal Elite Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine have honored attorneys from around the state by publishing their Legal Elite section. This section highlights the top vote-getters in the Upstate, Midlands and Lowcountry in 26 categories, solely voted on by area attorneys. We are pleased to announce that David Merline, Jr. was the top vote-getter in the Upstate for Tax & Estate Law. Other attorneys recognized by their peers in Tax & Estate Law from our firm were Douglas O’Neal, Marie Monroe, Andrew Merline, Keith Meacham, Phillip Martin, Robert August, Verne McGough in the Midlands area and J. Aaron Nelson in the Lowcountry. In addition, Robert August, Andrew Merline, David Merline, Jr., Marie Monroe and Douglas O’Neal were recognized in the Upstate in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Verne McGough was recognized in the Midlands in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions. Congratulations to all!|