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:

  • • Business formation and entity structure planning, including drafting articles, bylaws and operating agreements
  • • Tax planning for domestic and international companies
  • • Mergers and acquisitions
  • • Assisting developers with South Carolina tax credits, including Brownfields, Abandoned Building and Textile Mill Revitalization credits
  • • Providing economic development assistance to businesses relocating to or expanding in South Carolina related to Fees-in-Lieu of Tax (FILOTs), Special Source Revenue Credit Arrangements (SSRCs), Job Development Credits (JDCs) and Grants
  • • Advising on LLC and partnership disputes, including derivative actions
  • • Advising on South Carolina property tax matters and appeals
  • • 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 served as a guest lecturer on business law at the Charleston School of Law and the College of Charleston. He now resides in Pickens County, South Carolina and works in our Greenville office.

Education
  • 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
Admissions
  • South Carolina, 2017
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Tax Law 2022
  • 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