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Areas of Practice

South Carolina litigation, probate and real estate lawyers

At Bryan & Haar, Attorneys at Law, we meet with a variety of clients whose legal issues require effective resolution. We serve property owners, property owner associations, small businesses, injury victims, those who have recently lost a loved one, and anyone who needs a legal issue argued for them at any stage of the litigation process, including litigation avoidance and lawsuit appeal. We work for plaintiffs and defendants, and this flexibility equips us to anticipate the opposition's strategy and build an even stronger case for our clients. In each case, we advise and partner with our clients to create an effective resolution to the matter before a lawsuit is filed, often saving time and money for clients.

We work for our clients to ensure that their rights are protected and their interests upheld in the following practice areas:

Contact our Horry County law firm today

Bryan & Haar, Attorneys at Law is a Surfside Beach law firm providing transactional and litigation legal services to businesses, organization, families and individuals throughout:

  • Horry County
  • Georgetown County
  • The Grand Strand

To schedule your initial consultation with an established South Carolina law firm, call 843.238.3461 or contact us online today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Real estate transactions and litigation

Buying or selling a property is one of the largest financial transactions most of us will make. It is vital to have experienced, astute lawyers on your side to ensure the proper paperwork is in order. The attorneys of Bryan & Haar facilitate these transactions and also fight on your side in any disputes that arise involving your property. We can help you in residential and commercial real estate matters such as:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Purchase or sale of a home
  • Purchase or sale of a commercial property
  • Zoning and permitting
  • Construction and remodeling contracts
  • Construction litigation
  • Boundary disputes
  • Condominium disputes

Contact the firm for more information about how we can advise you.

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Property owner associations (POAs)

At Bryan & Haar, we know our way around contracts and courtrooms. For any legal action involving a property owner association (POA), we can advise on the best options for resolution — arbitration, negotiation or litigation. Our attorneys represent housing associations as well as individuals bringing legal actions against them. Having represented plaintiffs and defendants in these cases, our lawyers are very familiar with legal issues that arise between a housing organization and its tenants. We provide legal counsel in cases involving:

  • Condominium Associations (CAs)
  • Homeowners Associations (HOAs)

We have also served as general counsel to POAs and assisted in contract drafting and review, permits, property transactions, and construction litigation.

Call 843.238.3461 to schedule your initial consultation with Bryan & Haar.

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Probate and estate litigation

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Engaging in legal protocol about the estate can compound your grief. Bryan & Haar lawyers can assist executors and personal representatives in taking a decedent's will through the probate process. We advise you on the many steps and clearly explain when your action is necessary. In the event of a contested will, we represent family members, friends and business partners in resolving the dispute in this difficult time.

We have extensive experience in tactfully but forcefully handling legacy disputes involving the following matters:

  • Probate and estate administration
  • Executor representation
  • Fiduciary appointment or removal
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Contested conservatorships and guardianships
  • Intestacy disputes
  • Forged documents
  • Undue influence
  • Lack of capacity
  • Lack of formalities

Call the Surfside Beach law firm of Bryan & Haar at 843.238.3461 to schedule your initial consultation.

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Business formation

As business owners ourselves, we understand how exciting it can be to realize your vision and launch your company into the business world. South Carolina law firm Bryan & Haar examines your new business model to determine the most appropriate entity for your company:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • S-corp
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Professional limited liability company (PLLC)
  • Professional association (PA)
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Family-owned business
  • Non-profit organization

Contact our Horry County law firm for legal counsel and get up and running as soon as possible.

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Personal injury

Injuries can happen anywhere and anytime. Even a seemingly minor incident can have major physical and financial repercussions. If your injury was the result of another party's negligence or malicious action, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The attorneys of Bryan & Haar in coastal South Carolina represent injury victims in negligence-based injury claims:

  • Auto accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Construction accidents
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Slip and fall
  • Animal attacks and dog bites
  • Third-party injuries

Our law firm handles personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you only pay attorney fees if we win a judgment for you. Contact Bryan & Haar today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Civil litigation, appeals, mediation and arbitration

After more than 30 years of legal experience for each of them, Bill Bryan and Jay Haar have seen it all. One of our favorite aspects of practicing law is standing up for our clients and arguing until we reach a resolution beneficial to them. We enjoy finding strategies and creative solutions to resolve problems, and if those resolutions do not provide the best results for a particular case, we appeal.

Fighting on appeal is an area of practice all on its own. Appeals courts have specific procedures and evidence must be evaluated in a new light. Our lawyers are experienced in handling civil appeals in courts throughout eastern South Carolina. If you feel you deserve a second chance in court, contact the law firm of Bryan & Haar to schedule your initial consultation where we evaluate your case and explain your options.

Mediation and arbitration

Most civil cases — and all civil cases in Georgetown County — begin in mediation or arbitration before a lawsuit is filed. Both of these processes are encompassed in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and both involved resolving a legal issue outside of court.

In mediation and arbitration, a neutral third party is introduced to the case to hear both sides of the argument, ask questions and reach an agreement regarding the outcome of a case. In mediation, the parties are urged to come to a final compromise with the guidance of a certified mediator, or at least to discuss possible settlement options. In arbitration, the third party acts as a judge and jury to render a legally binding decision. Your lawyer at Bryan & Haar can advise you on which method is most appropriate for your case.

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