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J. Whitney McGreevy

Whit McGreevy is an associate at the firm's Charleston office. He is a member of the economic development & incentives, complex commercial litigation and labor, employment and workplace safety practice groups. Whit assists clients seeking economic development incentives, counsels employers and litigates complex commercial disputes and product liability actions.

As a member of the Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety team, Whit represents clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a range of employment disputes, including claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act. Whit also regularly counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including sensitive terminations, discrimination, harassment, leave and disability issues, and compliance with various state and federal employment laws. Within this compliance role, Whit also assists clients with the drafting of various employment materials, including employment contracts, employee handbooks, severance agreements, and non-compete agreements.

In his commercial litigation practice, Whit assists clients in resolving various business disputes and represents companies and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts. Whit has represented clients in a range of civil disputes, including claims for fraud, unfair trade practices, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of restrictive covenant agreements.

In his economic incentives practice, Whit advises clients on available federal, state, and local incentives and subsidies for domestic and international companies that are locating or expanding their operations throughout the U.S. His experience includes securing New Markets Tax Credits, state and local grants, tax credits related to job creation and investment, and substantial property tax reductions on behalf of his clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Whit served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patrick Michael Duffy. During his clerkship, he gained experience drafting orders, bench memoranda, and jury charges in civil and criminal cases, and assisted Judge Duffy during trials, motion hearings, and complex mediations. Whit also previously worked as a summer law clerk in the legal department of an international manufacturing company in the automotive industry.

  • South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter, 2016, 2018
  • CALI Awards: Legal Research and Writing, Federal Courts, and Fourth Circuit Practice
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, South Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Senior Warden, Church of the Good Shepherd
  • French American Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Economic Developers Association
  • South Carolina Manufacturers Association
  • E4Carolinas Emerging Leaders Group: Carolinas' Energy Industry and Business Attraction, August 2020
  • National Business Institute: Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring, November 2019
  • E4Carolinas Emerging Leaders Group: Carolinas’ Energy Industry and Business Attraction, October 2019
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