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Jonathan E. Spitz

Jonathan E. Spitz is an associate attorney with the firm and represents clients in matters involving estate planning and administration; probate litigation; guardianship and conservatorship issues; and corporate formation. Jonathan graduated from Wofford College and received his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law where he served as a research assistant to Professor Ginny Meeks. After law school, Jonathan clerked for the Honorable Amy W. McCulloch, Probate Judge for Richland County. He is currently working towards his Masters of Law in Tax at the University of Alabama School of Law. Jonathan was recently selected as a "Rising Star" in the area of Estate Planning and Probate in the 2018 edition of Super Lawyers.

Jonathan grew up in Anderson, South Carolina, but now considers Columbia home along with his wife, Jescelyn, and their two Cavalier King Charles, Kingsley and Coco.

  • South Carolina Bar
  • United States Tax Court
  • Wofford College, 2009
  • Charleston, School of Law, 2012
Judicial Clerkships
  • The Honorable Amy W. McCulloch, Richland County Probate Judge (2012-2013)
Professional Memberships
  • Estate Planning and Probate Section of the South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar Association -Probate Liaison
  • Lexington County Bar Association -Chair: Probate Committee
  • Columbia Estate Planning Council -Board Member
  • Columbia Tax Study Group
Publications & Presentations
  • Presenter, “Drafting Effective Wills and Trust: Principles of Will Drafting” National Business Institute January 2015
  • Presenter, “Trusts 101: Estate Planning for the Disabled” National Business Institute August 2015
  • Presenter for Foxmoor continuing education “The Complete Trust Course” on “Discount Planning with Trusts, IRAs” and “Trusts: Sophisticated Beneficiary Choices, and Advanced Trust Planning” September 2015
  • Panel Speaker as Richland County Probate Court Guardian ad litem training re: clerking for Probate Court February 2016
  • Presenter, “Considerations for Collecting the assets, preparing the inventory and handling claims against the estate” and “Common Issues to be prepared for in litigation and probate” National Business Institute February 2016
  • Presenter, Foxmoor continuing education “Estate Planning” September 2016
  • Presenter, “Managing the Inventory” and “Administering the Estate Effectively” National Business Institute February 2017
  • Presenter on “Estate Administration from Start to Finish: “Commencement of Proceedings and Information Gathering” National Business Institute June 2017
  • Speaker at South Carolina LLR re: Estate Planning August 2017
  • Presenter, Advanced Estate and Trust Administration. “Tough Inventory and Appraisal Issues and “Administering the Estate Effectively” National Business Institute September 2017