Tyler K. Gilliam

Associate  |  Greenville

Meet Tyler

Tyler Gilliam is a business and tax lawyer who works closely with domestic and international companies, business owners and individuals to find practical solutions to his client’s legal needs.

Tyler’s experience includes:

  • ​• Representing private equity companies in the formation and operation of dental support organizations (DSO)
  • ​• Representing buyer and seller parties to DSO acquisitions
  • ​• Advising startups on business formation and entity structure planning matters
  • ​• Tax planning for domestic and international companies and individuals
  • ​• Representing buy-side and sell-side parties in mergers and acquisitions
  • ​• Representing clients on securities matters related to private placements
  • ​• Advising clients on franchise matters, including forming franchises and reviewing and drafting Franchise Agreements and Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs)
  • ​• Advising athletes and businesses on name, image and likeness (NIL) matters, including forming NIL collectives and structuring NIL contracts
  • ​• Advising business owners involved in LLC and partnership disputes, including derivative actions
  • • Drafting and reviewing conservation easements

He received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship as a Graduate Tax Scholar. While in Washington, Tyler also served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Albert G. Lauber of the United States Tax Court. 

Tyler works out of our Greenville and Charleston offices.

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, with distinction, 2018
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2017
  • College of Charleston, B.A., 2012
  • South Carolina, 2017
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2024), Corporate Law (2024), Mergers and Acquisitions (2022-2024) and Tax Law (2022-2024)
  • Greenville Business Magazine “Legal Elite of the Upstate” Coporate Law – Banking and Finance (2023) and Corporate Law – Business Organizations (2022-2023)
  • Graduate Tax Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Charleston School of Law Presidential Honors Scholar
  • Charleston Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • Charleston School of Law Moot Court Board
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Bar, Business Section
  • South Carolina Bar, Tax Section, General Council Member (2020-Present)
  • Charleston Tax Council, President (2020-2021), Treasurer (2019-2020)
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Discovery Program, Class of 2018
Presentations and Publications