Adair B. Patterson

Associate  |  Columbia

Meet Adair

Adair Patterson is an associate in Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Columbia office and focuses her practice on corporate law and commercial real estate. She assists clients with corporate matters, including contract review and negotiation, governance documents, manufacturing supply and purchase agreements, equipment purchases, and sale and leasing agreements. In her real estate practice, Adair advises clients on purchase and sale agreements, financing and commercial leases.

Prior to joining our firm, Adair served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While in law school, she served as the Senior Student Works Editor for the South Carolina Law Review, was a student member of Women in Law, and received the Joseph O. Rogers Bicentennial Fellowship and Albert C. Todd, III Estate Planning Award.

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2020
  • Clemson University, M.Ed. Ed.S., 2015
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2012
  • South Carolina, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2021
  • North Carolina, 2022
Honors and Awards
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter” 2024
  • University of South Carolina School of Law 2020 “Compleat Lawyer” Bronze Medallion Recipient
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • CALI Award Recipient: Criminal Law, Corporate Tax, Estate Planning, Legal Writing for the Courts, Problems in Professional Responsibility, Property
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Bar, Corporate Banking & Securities Law Section Council (2023-present)
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Committee Co-Chair (2022-Present)
  • Richland County Bar Association 
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • YMCA Camp Greenville, Board of Advisors (2022-Present)
  • Upstate Forever
  • Junior League of Columbia
Presentations and Publications
  • Pertuis v. Front Roe Restaurants, Inc.: Equity Restores the Corporate Veil in Single-Business Enterprise Theory, South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 891, 2019
  • “Managing Your Liability When Clients Breach Their Fiduciary Duties,” HSB 2019 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar Series, co-authored with Charlie Ipock