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Attorney: Bobby Pearlman

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Robert B. Pearlman is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in Taxation Law and heads the firm's taxation, estate planning and probate departments. A native Charlestonian, Mr. Pearlman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1969, graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1972, and earned his Masters of Laws in Taxation degree from the College of William and Mary in 1974.

Bobby has been engaged in private practice in Charleston since 1973 with primary emphasis on the representation of individual clients in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate and estate administration, including contested matters. Mr. Pearlman also advises business clients in the areas of taxation and business planning, corporate and partnership law, and the newly developed area of limited liability companies.

A frequent lecturer at legal education seminars and programs, Mr. Pearlman is a member of the Charleston Tax Council, the South Carolina Bar Section on Taxation, as well as the section on Estate Planning and Probate. He is a member of both the American Bar Association and the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. Mr. Pearlman has served on the State of South Carolina Tax Study Commission. For three years he served as a Commissioner on the South Carolina State Ethics Commission, for which he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Richard Riley.

Mr. Pearlman maintains the highest professional rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in the Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers in the field of taxation and in Best Lawyers in America.

Attorney: Erica Chapin

Attorney Erica Chapin

A native South Carolinian, Erica Chapin received her Bachelor of Science degree at the College of Charleston. She graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA.

Erica received her law degree from the University of South Carolina. She graduated cum laude in the top 10% of her law school class and was a member of the Order of the Coif, Order of the Wig and Robe, and Phi Delta Phi. She served as an editor on the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, and received a CALI Award for Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating.

Mrs. Chapin received an LLM in Taxation from the University of Florida, where she concentrated her courses in the estate planning area. She served as an editor for the Florida Tax Review and received a Book Award for State and Local Taxation.

After law school, Erica worked as a law clerk for the Honorable J. Michael Baxley in the Fourth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. Erica then worked as an insurance defense litigation attorney in Colorado and later served as a volunteer in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont in Charlotte, where she was honored by the Mecklenburg County Bar for her pro bono contributions, before returning to South Carolina. Mrs. Chapin has also taught a legal studies course as an adjunct professor.

Erica now practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and probate administration.


Paralegal: Jeanne Baker



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