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Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA

Greenville

Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA - Greenville
  • One Liberty Square
  • 55 Beattie Place
  • Suite 1200
  • Greenville
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29601
  • Tel:+1 864 271 9580
  • Fax:+1 864 271 7502
  • Email:Contact Us
  • Web:Visit website
  • Managing Partner: C William McGee
  • Number of partners: 34
  • Number of other lawyers: 29 

Firm Overview:
Gallivan, White and Boyd, P.A. (GWB) is one of the Southeast’s leading commercial and complex litigation law firms founded 65 years ago in Greenville, South Carolina. With 63 attorneys GWB has the strength to tackle complex issues and the agility to change fields quickly when necessary. The firm’s negotiation and litigation experience is excellent. GWB attorneys are reliable problem solvers who lead their clients through challenges and opportunities great and small. GWB is proud of its history of growth and the results the firm’s attorneys have achieved for its clients over the years. Like GWB clients, the firm’s attorneys are future-focused and concerned about being stronger tomorrow than they are today. In 2011, GWB opened offices in Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC. GWB’s team of attorneys is now able to serve all of South Carolina and North Carolina. The firm’s scope and capabilities are greater than ever.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights:
The firm represents banks, thrifts, and their holding companies in regulatory matters, commercial lending transactions, and problem asset workouts.

Business & Commercial Litigation:
GWB represents clients in arbitration and litigation involving business torts, contracts, corporate finance, securities, insurance, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, real estate and land use issues, trade secrets, and covenants not to compete within a variety of industries. Additionally, GWB has class action experience within several industries, including healthcare, commercial transportation, products liability, insurance and unfair trade practices, as well as in electronic discovery matters.

Corporate & Business Planning & Real Estate:
GWB advises clients concerning the formation and operation of businesses, and negotiates and prepares operating agreements, partnership agreements, buysell agreements, and contracts for all types of business transactions. The firm also has extensive experience representing individuals, corporations, developers, and financial institutions in franchising transactions, real estate law and finance matters including the acquisition, sale, leasing, and development of real estate.

Design & Construction:
GWB’s Design and Construction Team represents a wide variety of clients who are involved in the construction process. The firm offers a broad array of legal services to developers and owners of commercial and industrial properties, to general and trade contractors, and to design professionals. The firm has represented local, national and international architectural and engineering firms, contractors, subcontractors, design/builders, bonding companies and suppliers in construction matters.

Drug & Medical Device:
GWB represents many well known domestic and foreign manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics, foods, and cosmetics.

Healthcare & Benefits:
GWB represents healthcare providers including professionals and facilities, health plans, employers, and third-party administrators as well as insurers providing life, health and accidental death coverage. The firm has handled class actions, arbitrations, contract actions, reimbursement disputes, bad faith actions, actions relating to fiduciary responsibilities and actions involving administration of employee benefit plans. Additionally, the firm handles all stages of ERISA litigation and other benefits disputes.

Insurance Practice:
GWB has extensive experience handling a variety of matters, including personal, commercial, excess and umbrella policies. The Insurance Coverage Team specializes in handling litigated first party claims and bad faith claims, as well as assisting in the investigation and handling of pre-suit claims involving property losses, fire and theft losses, arson and potentially fraudulent claims.

Product Liability:
GWB has extensive experience in products liability matters, including post-accident investigation and in all aspects of litigation. Fortune 500 corporations retain the firm to defend product liability claims in federal and state courts in the Southeast.

Professional Negligence:
GWB defends malpractice actions on behalf of physicians, hospitals, accountants, attorneys, and numerous other professionals. Additionally, the firm has substantial experience representing long term care providers, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice and continuing care retirement.

Tort & Personal Injury:
The Tort and Personal Injury Team defends insurers, self-insured corporations and third-party risk managers in both state and federal courts.

Toxic & Mass Torts:
The firm has extensive experience in handling toxic and mass tort cases involving exposure to substances such as benzene, silica, heavy metals, asbestos, PCBs, lead, latex, mold, chlorine, Chinese drywall, and many others.

Transportation Law & Litigation:
GWB has represented national railroads for more than four decades and has extensive experience defending crossing accidents, FELA claims, real estate and contract disputes, occupational claims and toxic tort claims. The firm also handles trucking accident investigations, emergency response to accident scenes, transportation contract issues and cargo and freight claims.

Workplace Practices:
GWB defends employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in employment and workers’ compensation matters.

Clients: Representative clients include: Amsted Industries; Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Bayer Corporation; Beretta USA; Biomet, Inc.; Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina; Building Materials Corporation of America d/b/a GAF; Canal Insurance Company; Chartis; City of Greenville; CSX Transportation, Inc; DirecTV, Inc; Edens and Avant; Emeritus Corporation; First Citizens Bank; General Electric; Greenville Airport Commission; Home Depot; Laurel Baye Healthcare; Michelin North America, Inc.; Minnesota Lawyers Mutual; Nationstar Mortgage; Norfolk Southern Corporation; Nutricia USA, Inc; Palmetto Bank; Prime, Inc.; Schneider Electric; South Carolina Bank & Trust; SunTrust Bank; Swift Transportation; Target; Teva Pharmaceuticals; Textron; TLC Vision Corp.; UBS; Zurich North America.

Branches

  • 6805 Morrison Blvd., ,
  • Suite 200, ,
  • PO Box 12250, ,
  • Charlotte,
  • North Carolina
  • USA
  • NC 28220
  • Tel 704 552 1712
  • Fax 864 271 7502
  • The Capitol Center,
  • 1201 Main Street, Suite 1200,
  • Columbia,
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29201
  • Tel 803 779 1833
  • Fax 864 271 7502
  • One Liberty Square,
  • 55 Beattie Place,
  • Suite 1200,
  • Greenville,
  • South Carolina
  • USA
  • SC 29601
  • Tel +1 864 271 9580
  • Fax +1 864 271 7502
  • Email : info@gwblawfirm.com

Litigation - South Carolina

THE FIRM This well-regarded firm has a strong presence across the region, and is highly sought after by clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The group's skill in products liability, toxic torts, and drug and medical device litigation gives it a competitive niche in the South Carolina market. The team also has expertise in transportation law pertaining to the railroad and trucking industries.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Daniel White has a wide-ranging practice which includes commercial litigation, products liability law and mass torts.

John Lay is noted as "a well-versed litigator," and has extensive experience in complex business disputes.