Member News | September 24-28

McNair Law Firm’s Chief Executive Officer Appointed to South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority Board of Directors

Columbia, S.C. (October 2, 2012)David J. Tigges, the Managing Shareholder and CEO of McNair Law Firm, P.A., has been appointed to serve on the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Board of Directors.  The appointment was made by House Speaker, Bobby Harrell.  Established by pension reform legislation signed into law earlier this year, PEBA is responsible for administering the state retirement systems and the employee insurance program.

In addition to serving on the board of PEBA, David currently serves on the board of directors for: the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Lowcountry Economic Alliance where David currently serves as Chairman, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Classic Foundation. He previously served on the board for the Beaufort County Task Force on Economic Development, the Mayor’s Task Force for Hilton Head Island’s Future, the Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the South Carolina Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Conservation Easements and the South Carolina Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation.


About McNair

McNair Law Firm, P.A. is a full-service law firm serving businesses, government and individuals from ten offices in the Southeast, including eight in South Carolina, one in North Carolina and one in Kentucky. For more information about David Tigges and McNair, visit

David J. Tigges, Managing Shareholder
McNair Law Firm, P.A.
1221 Main Street, Suite 1800
Columbia, South Carolina 29201


Revitalizing Richland:
New Grant Program Gives Boost to Businesses Corridor  

The Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) launched a new business incentive to improve buildings and property along Decker Boulevard March 2012.

The Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program (CFIGP) isdesigned to help local business and commercial property owners make improvements to their building façades. The program will provide up to $10,000 in grant funds to finance exterior renovations and repairs; eligible business projects include improvements to:

·        Doors     

·         Awnings

·         Signs    

·         Windows

Through the NIP Façade Grant, Richland County desires to help local businesses expand economic vitality and enhance overall business districts.   Decker Boulevard is a pilot area for the Façade Improvement Grant; however the program plans to be applied to other target areas throughout Richland County.

18 Applicants received façade improvements this year totaling more than $150,000.00. You are invited to talk to those business owners see the work and feel the impact that this program has made along the business corridor of Decker Boulevard, Monday, October 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the BI-LO Shopping Center, located at 2230 Decker Boulevard.

If you need additional information or would like to confirm your attendance at Monday’s Press Conference, please contact Monique McDaniels at (803) 576-1340 or by email at


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MEDcare Urgent Care Opening October 1st in Garners Ferry
Urgent Care provider to open 2nd Columbia location

Columbia, SC- MEDcare Urgent Care is opening their second Columbia location on Monday, October 1st, in Garners Ferry, located at 7418 Garners Ferry Road, behind Rush’s.

“We are excited about the addition of our second Columbia location , said Radwan Hallaba, MD, CEO of MEDcare Urgent Care. “The MEDcare mission is to make it easy for our patients to have an awesome healthcare experience, and we will continue to deliver on this commitment”.

The Garners Ferry MEDcare Urgent Care Center will be open every day, from 9am to 9pm, with a physician always on-site.

MEDcare Urgent Care Columbia locations:

MEDcare Urgent Care -West Columbia
110 Medical Circle
West Columbia, SC     29169
Phone:   (803) 509-7316

MEDcare Urgent Care-Garners Ferry
7418 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC        29209
Phone: (803) 509-6310

About MEDcare Urgent Care

MEDcare Urgent Care offers high-caliber, affordable, patient focused care for illness and injury, for all ages, and most insurance are accepted. Low cost pricing is available for those without insurance.

Every MEDcare Urgent Care Center has a physician on-site, leading medical technology (Digital X-Ray and CT),    on-site diagnostic testing and clean, inviting facilities.

To find out more about MEDcare Urgent Care, go to


Gallivan, White & Boyd Attorneys Named
Lawyers of Year by Best Lawyers in America

Greenville, SC– The law firm of Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce the selection of H. Mills Gallivan and W. Howard Boyd, Jr. as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers, one of the most respected peer-reviewed publications in the legal profession.

H. Mills Gallivan was selected as Best Lawyers’ 2013 Greenville Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers “Lawyer of the Year.” Mills has 36 years of experience as a civil defense trial attorney, mediator and arbitrator. His long list of service includes: President of National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, and Commissioner for City of Greenville Planning Commission.

W. Howard Boyd, Jr. was named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Greenville Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.  Howard has 35 years of experience successfully managing complex litigation for the firm’s clients.  He is perennially listed in Best Lawyers in America and in South Carolina Super Lawyers.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-reviewed survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

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Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. has offices in Greenville and Columbia, S.C. and Charlotte, N.C.  Practice areas include business and complex litigation, strategic risk assessment and counseling, and corporate representation. For more information about the firm, see



COLUMBIA, SC (September 24, 2012) Gerald Steele, Senior Broker with NAI Avant, recently represented the seller in a 5.93 acre estate sale off Highway 6 in Columbia, SC. The property consisted of 5.93 acres and a 2,343 square foot improvement. The transaction is valued at approximately $216,000.

Contact: Bruce Harper, President and Broker-In-Charge, Columbia Office, 803-744-9805, or


COLUMBIA, SC (September 25, 2012) Rob Lapin, a member of NAI Avant’s Senior Brokerage Team, recently brokered the sale of .85 acres located at 2442 Charleston Highway in Cayce, SC. The purchaser, Red Development Partners of Charlotte, NC plans to development a Family Dollar Store. Lapin represented the seller in the transaction valued at $260,000.

Contact: Bruce Harper, President and Broker-In-Charge, Columbia Office, 803-744-9805, or

About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe. NAI Global is the largest independent commercial real estate service provider worldwide and a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.


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