J. Philip Land

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Meet Philip

Philip Land is a business lawyer. His clients include company owners, real estate developers, investment funds and international businesses. He strives to provide practical solutions to complex legal matters.


  • •  Mergers and acquisitions
  • •  Fee in lieu of tax and special source revenue credit arrangements for relocating and expanding businesses
  • •  Abandoned building and textile revitalization credits for renovation projects
  • •  Job tax and job development credits for businesses hiring new employees
  • •  Lending and security agreements
  • •  Privatization of public assets
  • •  Corporate formation and entity structure evaluation for domestic and international companies

Prior to joining Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Philip was a Regional Outreach Director for a United States Senator. In this role, he served as the Senator’s liaison to various constituent groups, including public and private economic development entities, utility providers, municipalities, trade associations and private businesses. He also helped projects receive funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Executive LL.M., Taxation, 2020
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2011
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 2006
  • South Carolina, 2011
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2021-2022), Corporate Law (2021-2022) and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021-2022)
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Upstate" Banking and Finance Law 2019, Business Litigation (2020-2021), Commercial Real Estate Law 2021, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (2017-2018, 2020-2021), Government Relations Law (2016, 2020-2021) and International Law 2020 
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Bronze Medallion Compleat Lawyer Award and Claud Sapp Award 2011
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Economic Developers' Association
Presentations and Publications
  • The Limitations of SC’s New Affordable Housing Tax Credit,” Upstate Business Journal, August 26, 2021
  • “Are Incentives for Mixed-Use Developments Legitimate?” Upstate Business Journal, July 30, 2020
  • “Tax Incentives/Economic Development,” Greenville County Bar “Year-End” CLE, Greenville, SC, February 7, 2020
  • “The Re-Emergence of the C-Corporation,” HSB 2019 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar Series
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Economic Development Incentives," South Carolina Economic Development Institute, North Augusta, SC, August 8, 2019
  • "Keeping the Walls Up: Tips for Avoiding Amalgamation," HSB 2018 Corporate Law for Accountants Seminar Series
  • "Exclusion from New Tariffs on Chinese Goods," GGI International Tax Newsletter, Autumn 2018