Jennifer Williams

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Charleston, South Carolina

Saxton & Stump LLC
Jennifer Williams
Saxton & Stump LLC

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in South Carolina since: 2009

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023
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Saxton & Stump LLC

151 Meeting Street
Suite 400
Charleston, SC 29401 Visit website


Attorney Jennifer Williams serves a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Charleston metro area and all across South Carolina's Lowcountry as a shareholder at Saxton & Stump. Jennifer strives to provide exceptional advocacy, counsel and support to those who need experienced legal advice in the following practice areas:

·         Commercial Real Estate and Development

·         Business Law, Formation, and Nonprofits

·         Contracts

·         Estate Planning and Probate, including Guardianships and Conservatorships

Throughout her career spanning over 13 years, Jennifer has earned a reputation as a trusted, responsive, and experienced legal advocate who ensures each client gets the personal attention a client should expect from their counsel. She has assisted numerous clients with a variety of legal matters including complex real estate transactions, the development and planning of for-profit and nonprofit entities, estate plans and probate matters, and general counsel and contract negotiation for businesses operating in South Carolina.  In all cases, she maintains a client-driven focus and personally handles every client matter.

A native of Kentucky, Jennifer moved to South Carolina to attend the College of Charleston, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in French in 2005. After working as a paralegal for the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office, she decided to become a lawyer and attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2009. Prior to opening her own practice, Jennifer worked in a large transactional firm in Charlotte, in a small civil law firm in Columbia, and then served the public as an Assistant Attorney General before circling back to where she began, this time as an Assistant Solicitor for the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Active in her legal community, Jennifer is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and the Real Estate Law Section and Children's Law Committee for the South Carolina Bar Association. She is also a title insurance agent with the Investors Title Insurance Agency, Inc., and the Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, and she is a member of the American Land Title Association.

Committed to her local community as well, Jennifer serves as board member and volunteer for Carolina Coonhound Rescue, and she proudly supports The Boon Project and Camp Rise Above. She has several speaking engagements to her credit, having contributed to a number of continuing education lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations

  • 50% Business/Corporate
  • 30% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2009, South Carolina

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Carolina Coonhound Rescue, Board Member and Volunteer Proud Supporter of The Boon Project and Camp Rise Above
  • Children's Law Committee, South Carolina Bar
  • Federal District Court of South Carolina
  • State of South Carolina
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Young Lawyers Division - Wills Clinics for First Responders
  • Charleston Trident Association of Realtors - Title Insurance For Real Estate Professionals (Instructor)
  • Charleston County Bar Association South Carolina Women Lawyers Association Title Agent, Investors Title Insurance Company Title Agent, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company American Land Title Association Member Real Estate Law Section, South Carolina Bar
Educational Background:
  • South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • College of Charleston, B.A., Major: Political Science, Major: French, 2005
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Charleston County Bar CLE presenter, Speaker, Navigating Through Magistrate's Court, Attorneys, 2013
  • Edited criminal law and procedure supplement (Patricia S. Watson, Guide to South Carolina Criminal Law and Procedure (5th ed. 1997) to reflect changes in South Carolina criminal law over the past decade including significant changes in the Juvenile Justice Code
  • Continuing Legal Education seminar, Presenter, Speaker, Title Commitments, Exceptions, Endorsements and Objections, Real Estate Attorneys And Real Estate Professionals, 2018
  • Published article for The Verification, Research, Training and Information Centre, a London based nongovernmental organization, assessing peace missions monitoring in Liberia. , Author, "Liberia: Multifarious Monitoring", 2003
  • Intensive Training for Magistrates, presenter, Speaker, Intensive Training for Magistrates, South Carolina And Local Area Magistrate Judges, 2013
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed real estate broker. , 2018
Representative Clients:
  • Medical group purchasing organization expanding to South Carolina needing business formation assistance, document drafting, and general advice and counsel. , 2022
  • Client that needed representation for the sale of his restaurant business. , 2022
  • Regional contractor and home builder expanding into  South Carolina that needed assistance with entity formation and document drafting. , 2022
  • Non-profit organization with international reach that needed assistance with formation, application for 501(c)(3) tax exemptions, development of a board of directors and drafting of bylaws. , 2022
  • Super Lawyer, Super Laywers, 2023
  • Ernest F. Hollings Award for Excellence in State Prosecution, Nominated, August 2012
Industry Groups:
  • Business Formation
  • Business Transactions and Asset Purchases
  • Contract Drafting And Negotiation
  • General Counsel to Small Businesses and Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Powers Of Attorney
  • Probate Administration

Office location for Jennifer Williams

151 Meeting Street
Suite 400
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-388-3924


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

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