Greenville, SC

(864) 242-4080

(864) 242-5758

baugust@merlineandmeacham.com

Bob's focus lies in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Estate Planning and Administration, Taxation, LLCs, Partnerships, Family Limited Partnerships and Corporations. He also assists clients in business transactions, business entity formation and business planning and tax strategy.

Bob and his wife Doane, are active members of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, where Bob serves as a Deacon. He and Doane have four children. Bob plays the electric guitar and is an avid hunter (deer, ducks, dove and turkey) and fisherman.

Education
  • New York University, (LL.M) Taxation (1993)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, (J.D.) (1992)
    • Symposium Editor of the South Carolina Law Review
    • Editor's Award
    • Member of the Order of Wig & Robe
  • University of Dayton, (Economics) (B.A.) Magna Cum Laude (1989)
Professional Qualifications
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Certified Specialist in Taxation Law
  • South Carolina Supreme Court, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • South Carolina Bar - Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section (Member)
  • Tax Law Section (Member-Past Chairperson)
  • Greenville County Bar Association (Member)
  • Greenville Estate Planning Council (Member)
  • Greenville County Estate Planning Study Group (Member)
Awards & Honors
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (Lawyer of the Year 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Lawyer of the Year 2015 in Greenville, South Carolina), Corporate Law (Lawyer of the Year 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina), Litigation & Controversy - Tax, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates
  • Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers (Mergers & Acquisitions, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Business/Corporate) (2009-Present)
  • Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite Award Recipient (2017-Present)