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Frank C. Williams III

Frank C. Williams III

Partner in Charge

T (864) 751-7687
F (864) 751-7801

Mr. Williams is the partner in charge of our Greenville office.  His practice covers a range of corporate and commercial transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.  He has advised corporations and limited liability companies and their ownership groups in structuring and negotiating stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions and in a variety of commercial and corporate matters, including reorganizations, organizational matters, shareholder and operating agreements, joint ventures, corporate governance and general business and contractual matters.  He has represented commercial lending institutions and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions.  Mr. Williams has also advised corporations and governmental bodies on economic incentive matters, particularly negotiated fee-in-lieu of tax transactions.

Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA
  • Named Greenville Best Lawyers Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year (2018)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.): Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2010-2018); Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law (2013-2018) 
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA, as one of South Carolina Leaders, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2014-2018) 
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite, Corporate & Business (2013-2015), Mergers & Acquisitions (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Thought Leadership


Published Works

  • Co-author, "Successor Liability with M&A Asset Purchase Transactions," Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina Chapter Newsletter, Fall 2013
  • "South Carolina Economic Incentives," SML Perspectives, Volume Three, 2011


  • Upstate and Central South Carolina Regional Selection Committee for the Jefferson Scholars Program of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, Past Chair
  • Upstate South Carolina Alliance, Inc., former Board Member
  • Christ Church Endowment Corporation, Past Chair
  • Christ Church Episcopal School Alumni Association, former Board Member
  • Greenville Country Club, former Board Member
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990
  • University of Virginia, B.S., Commerce (Finance), 1987
  • South Carolina
Academic Honors
  • Jefferson Scholar, University of Virginia
  • Echols Scholar, University of Virginia
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Carolina Legal Scholar
  • South Carolina Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • John Belton O'Neall Inns of Court

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