Greenville, S.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is proud to announce that Greenville attorney Tod Hyche has been honored by the Community Foundation of Greenville with the Ruth Nicholson Award, the highest recognition presented by the organization each year. The award honors the volunteer who has made significant contributions to the Greenville community through volunteer work for the Community Foundation or to one of its projects, programs or areas of emphasis.
"One of the great joys in my work is to see a client's gift come to fruition and to also see the benefit to the Community Foundation," said Hyche, who has acted as lead counsel for the Community Foundation for the past 10 years. "These types of transactions are very sophisticated, and the Community Foundation is able to come in and work with us to make it very easy. We have a knowledgeable board that understands how to implement charitable gifts and the intent of the client."
Hyche is the partner in charge of Smith Moore Leatherwood's Greenville office. His practice covers the areas of wealth transfer planning, trusts and estates, and tax and business transactions. He represents owners of family businesses and other closely held businesses in regard to the unique tax and nontax planning opportunities available to these businesses and their owners, including the development of a practical and comprehensive business succession plan. His clients consist of a broad range of individuals, trusts, estates, corporations, family-owned businesses, private foundations and other tax-exempt organizations.
Hyche graduated with a B.A. from Furman University, a J.D. from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. He was named the 2013 Tax Law Lawyer of the Year in Greenville by Best Lawyers.