Matt focuses his practice in the general areas of trusts, estates, probate, taxation, business entities, and nonprofits, including planning, administration, litigation, and transactions in each of these areas. He is a certified specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, a member of the Columbia Estate Planning Counsel and the Columbia Tax Study Group, and the author of "The South Carolina Personal Representative Handbook,” as published by the South Carolina Bar Association.


In law school, Matt served as an editor for the Real Property Probate and Trust Journal, before going on to obtain an advanced degree in taxation from the University of Florida.  Prior to law school, Matt studied economics at the University of South Carolina Honors College and subsequently worked in the banking industry for several years as a commercial loan officer and credit analyst.


Matt is a native of Darlington, South Carolina, and is married to the former Sarah Grove of Whiteville, North Carolina.  They have two children and are members of Shandon United Methodist Church.



Business Planning

Probate Administration and Litigation

Tax Planning and Controversy

Trust and Estate Planning


B.A., University of South Carolina Honors College​

J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law

LL.M. (Taxation), University of Florida School of Law


South Carolina

U.S. District Court District of South Carolina

U.S. Tax Court

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