Charleston American Marketing Association installs 2013-2014 Board of Directors

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Charleston chapter of the American Marketing Association announces its board of directors for 2013-2014:

•President, Ronii Bartles, principal/marketing strategist at Bartles and Associates

•President-elect, Holly A. Fisher, MMC, owner of HAF Creative

•Secretary, Nina Rose, Director of Marketing, Trident United Way

•Treasurer, Stephanie Spinucci, CPA and tax advisor, Legare Bailey amp; Hinske

•Director of programming, Sarah Beaver, Branding Bliss

•Director of sponsorship, Ted deLoach, Director of Sponsorship; Immediate Past President

•Director of marketing & communications, Amy Mercer, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Gibbes Museum of Art

•Director of membership, Tim Marsac, Vice President for Carolina Hydrologic

•Director of Special Events, Suzie Barrow, Account Director at HOOK Advertising Agency

The Charleston American Marketing Association supports and enhances the needs of marketers and business owners at all levels and provides access to valuable information and business contacts, boosting careers and building business. For more information, visit CharlestonAMA.org.

Ameriprise Financial

Brad Tapscott, , CFP®, ChFC®, CRPC®, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has received high marks from his clients in the recent Ameriprise Financial Client Relationship Study. Tapscott ranked in the top 25 percent of participating advisors who scored 96 percent or higher based on overall client satisfaction.

Conducted by a third party research organization, the survey provides clients with the opportunity to rate their advisor in several areas including whether their advisor provides them access to other specialists when appropriate, explains fees clearly and contacts them when market conditions change significantly.

As a financial advisor, Tapscott provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, and provided in a one-on-one relationship with his client. Tapscott's office is located at 224 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 102, Daniel Island. He can be reached at (843) 284-1237.

Barnwell Whaley

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC announced that five lawyers, M. Dawes Cooke, Jr, B.C. Killough, Randell C. Stoney, Jr., Ernest Lipscomb and William C. Helms, III have been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In addition, M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. was selected as 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration in the Charleston-SC area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas.

In addition to his “Lawyer of the Year” designation, M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. is recognized for his work in the areas of Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, as well as Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Cooke is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating (the highest, formerly called AV), and has been named Cooke the Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year in both 2011 and 2013 by Best Lawyers, and in 2012, he was named Personal Injury Litigation Litigator of the Year. Benchmark Litigation has named him as a Local Litigation Star in 2012 and 2013 in the areas of insurance, product liability, medical malpractice, and construction. He is also regularly listed in Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 attorneys in the state of South Carolina, and he was profiled in the April 2011 edition. The South Carolina Association for Justice awarded Cooke the “Worthy Adversary Award” in 2013.

Barnwell Whaley Member Attorney William C. Helms is listed in the areas of Construction Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Helms is a certified mediator and arbitrator and holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating.  He is a member of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (having served on its Executive Committee), the American Board of Trial Advocate and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

B. C. Killough is recognized for his work in Corporate Law and Litigation - Intellectual Property. Killough is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Patent Law, at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina. He holds a Martindale-Hubble Preeminent rating, and is a Permanent Member of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference. He obtained his mediation certification from the South Carolina Supreme Court Arbitrator and Mediator Certification Board, and he received training from the American Arbitration Association, specifically to assist with patent, trademark and intellectual property disputes. Killough is a contributor to Practical Law Company's South Carolina law summary in the area of Trademark Law and Unfair Competition Law.

Barnwell Whaley Special Counsel Ernest B. Lipscomb III is listed for his work in Trademark Law. Mr. Lipscomb has a preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating, representing the highest level of professional excellence. He is recognized by both Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for his work in trademarks, patents and intellectual property law. He is the author of the seminal eleven-volume treatise in the patent field, Lipscomb's Walker on Patents, author of Lipscomb's Patent Claims and has testified as an expert witness in patent cases. He is an adjunct professor, teaching patent law, at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Randell C. Stoney, Jr. is recognized in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Stoney holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, and since 2008 has been listed in the editions of Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the state of South Carolina. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and The American Board of Trial Advocates.

Rosen Hagood

Rosen Hagood announced that three of its members, Richard Rosen, H. Brewton Hagood, and Alice Paylor have all been chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys from Rosen Hagood have been included in Best Lawyers every year since the inception of the publication in 1983.

Rosen, the managing member of Rosen Hagood, was selected as the Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs) Charleston Lawyer of the Year. He was also recognized for his work in commercial litigation, securities litigation, and trusts and estates litigation. He was President of the South Carolina Bar, is a permanent member of the 4th Circuit Judicial Conference, and currently is the Vice-Chair of the Primerus Consumer Law Institute Rosen holds the highest professional peer-reviewed rating (AV Preeminent®) from Martindale-Hubbell® and this is his 20th year of being included in Best Lawyers.

Hagood, who heads the construction practice group at Rosen Hagood, was selected as the Charleston Lawyer of the Year for the second consecutive year for Construction Litigation. He was also honored for his work in construction law and arbitration. He has been awarded an AV Preeminent Rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and is a member of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, the Forum on the Construction Industry, and the Law Practice Management Section.

Paylor was recognized for her work in commercial litigation and labor and employment litigation. She is President of the South Carolina Bar and by virtue of her leadership position; she serves on the Bar's Executive Committee and its Board of Governors. Ms. Paylor is a permanent member of the 4th Circuit Judicial Conference and was previously the President of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association. She is rated as an AV Preeminent attorney by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

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