W. Verne McGough, Jr.

W. Verne McGough, Jr.

  • Special Counsel

Verne helps people take care of their families through personalized estate planning, represents individuals and businesses in tax controversy and tax collection matters, and assists professionals and small businesses in tax efficient corporate planning and transactions.

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  • LL.M in Taxation – Boston University
  • Juris Doctor – University of South Carolina School of Law
  • International Master of Business Administration – Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
  • B.A. in Music Performance – Appalachian State University


  • American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section and Section of Taxation)
  • South Carolina Bar (Tax Section, Probate, Trust and Estate Section and Solo and Small Firm Section)
  • Tax Law Section of the South Carolina Bar (Vice Chair – 2016-2017, Council Member – 2012-2017)
  • South Carolina Bar – Pro Bono Committee (2013-2017)
  • South Carolina Bar – CLE Publications Committee (2013-2017)
  • Columbia Tax Study Group
  • Columbia Estate Planning Council
  • First Baptist Church of Columbia (Co-Leader, The Porch Sunday School Class)
  • Irmo / St. Andrews Rotary Club (President, 2016-2017)
  • Lake Murray Dam Run (Race Director, 2016)
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Wills Clinics sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar

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