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William O. Higgins

Real estate Attorney at Columbia, SC

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also known as Bill Higgins

  • Licensed for 39 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1985
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Bill has been practicing law in Columbia since 1985. His primary practice areas are commercial real estate, income tax planning, tax-deferred exchanges of real estate, entity formation and other business transactions, and legal ethics and lawyer misconduct. Bill also serves as general counsel to GLV.

Bill is an active member of the South Carolina Bar, having served as chair of the Real Estate Practice Section Council, the Professional Responsibility Committee, and the Ethics 2000 subcommittee. He currently serves on the South Carolina Bar’s Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee and the Professional Responsibility Committee, as well as serving as a faculty member for the Legal Ethics and Practice Program: Ethics School co-sponsored by the South Carolina Bar’s Professional Responsibility Committee and the South Carolina Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Bill received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1998; a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1984, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Order of Wig and Robe; and a B.S., summa cum laude, from Presbyterian College in 1982.


Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC
2721 Devine St
Columbia, SC, 29205-2411

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Graybill, Lansche & Vinzani, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Adams & Reese
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, PA
  • 2003 - 2013


  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1998
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Presbyterian College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982


  • South Carolina Bar
  • Ethics Advisory Opinions Committee, Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Prof Resp Cmte, Past Chairman (2001-2003), Current Member
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  • South Carolina Bar
  • Ethics 2000 Subcommittee, Past Chairman (2001-2003)
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  • South Carolina Bar
  • RE Practice Sect Council, Frmr Member (Chairperson, 2010-2011)
  • N/A
  • U.S.C. School of Law
  • Law Review
  • 1984 - 1984
  • U.S.C. School of Law
  • Order of Wig and Robe
  • 1984 - 1984
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Real Estate and for Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Peer Review Rated – AV (Preeminent)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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  • SC Lawyer Magazine
  • Are You Sure You’re Ready to Disburse?
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Frequent CLE lecturer/presenter on real estate and legal ethics issues
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Columbia Real estate Lawyer William O. Higgins
William O. Higgins
Real estate Attorney
Columbia, SC
Licensed for 39 years