Greenville Business Law Firm

Business Law From a Business Perspective
Mergers and Acquisitions Business Formation

Greenville Business Law Attorneys

Understanding what it takes to run a successful business is a trait that often comes from both personal success and overcoming the many obstacles a business owner encounters.  For over twenty-five years, Gary De Bruin has built and managed a multitude of businesses throughout the country. Additionally, Gary has been able to help transition a variety of failing businesses into well run and profitable business endeavors. It is this extensive first hand business experience that allows the De Bruin Law Firm to provide its client’s with the necessary guidance to help grow a business.

As the foundation of the De Bruin Law Firm’s business law practice, Gary’s knowledge and experience allows clients represented by the De Bruin Law Firm the ability to grow their businesses with the confidence that effective legal counsel is in their corner, ready to provide the legal solutions necessary to ensure a businesses prosperity.

General Information:

Small Business Legal Counsel

The experience of the De Bruin Law Firm’s business law attorney’s allows clients to receive all-inclusive legal counsel quickly and efficiently. Large corporations often employ their own in-house counsel to advise and direct management on the implementation of corporate strategy; manage the daily legal function of the corporation, and when needed, oversee the work of outside counsel. Most small businesses don’t have a need to have attorneys on staff acting as in-house counsel, nor can they afford to. For small businesses, The De Bruin Law Firm often acts as general counsel, providing the same legal direction to business owners and their management, as well as providing comprehensive strategies dedicated to the growth of the business.

The benefits of having the De Bruin Law Firm act as a business’s general counsel is efficiency and effectiveness. As the global economy continues to expand, so do government regulations. It’s important to have a firm capable of handling both the legal tasks as well as providing a proactive legal approach to the expansion of a business.

Starting a Business

Deciding how to structure and incorporate a business is often the first and one of the most important decisions made when starting or re-organizing a business. Typically, shielding individuals from personal liability is the primary purpose for most entity formations. However, other factors, like how a business and its owners/shareholders are taxed, how the business can expand, and recently, employee health insurance issues, also play a part in determining how a business is formed. Before a business begins operating, it’s important to incorporate with the South Carolina Secretary of State. An experienced business law attorney can help navigate the entity formation process and ensure the business’s incorporation aligns with the future goals of the business. The De Bruin Law Firm’s business attorneys handle business formations and reorganizations in South Carolina. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, our business law attorneys will help you determine which business entity structure is appropriate for your goals. The types of South Carolina business entities we help structure and incorporate include:

  • Partnerships
  • Corporations
  • Statutory Close Corporations (South Carolina)
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC’s)
  • Contract Review & Negotiation

Unfortunately, many small business owners, entrepreneurs, and even corporations don’t have an attorney review their business contracts until after an issue occurs. It’s even more unfortunate that many of these issues that face businesses can be avoided with a diligent review and subsequent negotiation of business contracts before entering into them. Having an attorney review, advise, and negotiate the terms of a contract prior to its execution is pivotal to preventing a business from entering into an unfair contract while also preserving business relationships necessary for success. When performing a comprehensive review of business contracts, the focus of our business law attorneys is always to provide effective solutions while efficiently meeting the needs of our clients and their organization’s goals. The De Bruin Law Firm regularly reviews and drafts a variety of contracts for our clients, including:

Legal Counsel For Your Business

Call us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your business plans

If you want to discuss your business needs we are here to help. Schedule a call or consultation with the business law attorneys at the De Bruin Law Firm today by calling 864-982-5930 or get started below.


Helpful Information


The Difference Between a C-Corp and an S-Corp?


Greenville Business Law Attorneys: Choosing an Entity for Your New Business


Registering for and Filing Income Tax Withholding in South Carolina


Benefits of an Operating Agreement


Business Law Services


Mergers and Acquisitions


Franchising Agreements


Trademarks and Copyrights


Succession Plans


Debt Collections


Contract Drafting and Review

Recent Reviews

Amy C.

"Great Experience! Friendly Staff would highly recommend."

Karla L.

"Aaron and the DeBruin Law Firm literally saved my son's life. This young man is a teen I've been mentoring for almost four years. He is a great kid who's never had guidance or boundaries and got mixed up with the wrong people doing many wrong things. If not for Aaron, he would have gone to prison for a very long time. As it stands, he is on house arrest, probation, going to rehab when he turns 18 and taking his SAT next month! There are not enough positive words in the English language to express our appreciation for finding the DeBruin Law Firm. Thanks to Aaron, this young man has a chance at a real future!"

Len H.

"Helped me tremendously with a horrid legal issue. Worked across state lines, and did everything possible to correct an egregious government error."

Johan H.

"They are the Best in the business! I would not go to anyone else!"

Peter P.

"Bryan is excellent. Not only is he very polite, he is knowledgeable and always there when I need him. The whole firm, which is family, are great to work with."

Aiden L.

"5 stars"

Sarah L.

"Arron was very professional in handling our legal needs. Great experience. We will certainly recommend this firm to our family and friends."

Kyle S.

"I would recommend that if a friend or family member found themself in a difficult legal situation that teaming up with De Bruin Law Firm will be the best choice they can make moving forward. Their attorneys are attentive, professional, and most importantly effective. My attorney handled my defense like a professional, giving me practical advice and kept me up to date on the situation at all times. It was a great experience to have De Bruin Law Firm on my side during my defense."

Zach S.

"I chose the De Bruin Law Firm to represent me after I was arrested for DUI. Aaron, my attorney, worked hard on my case and I was pleased with the outcome. His professionalism and punctuality in response to my questions and concerns was a true testament that he was dedicated to representing me and my case. These stressful times were definitely a relief with Aaron on my side. I would recommend these guys to anyone needing legal advice and professional representation."

John O.

"Bryan and the De Bruin Law Firm were welcoming and very helpful in my needs and available as my schedule allowed me to contact them, even if late at night. The reason I contacted them was resolved in a timely and professional manner. They have a passion for making the helping their clients and I could see that each time I visited and talked to them on the phone. I definitely will recommend them to friends and family. Thank you."

Iain H.

"I would say that this law firm sets the precedent for what it means to be hospitable and professional. Everyone I interacted with at the DeBruin Law Firm treated me with respect, politely and thoroughly answered any questions I had, and kept me up to date with everything. It was an excellent decision to hire this law firm."

Scott M.

"I highly recommend the De Bruin Law Firm. My experience with them was very professional."

Jymel J.

"I had Mr. Aaron De Bruin to represent me on a family case and i thought he did an outstanding job. He made himself easily accessible. He gave me his personal cell phone number so I could call him and reach him at any time. Any questions I had he would answer them in a swift manner. Also before he made any decision he would ruin them by me first. I would recommend The De Bruin Law Firm to anyone i know that needs a lawyer. Thank you Mr. De Bruin."

Gail Hagerty Hediger

"Best lawyers in Greenville, dedicated, hardworking and caring."

Susan Y.

"I would recommend this firm to anyone. Very quick, very good. Bryan was my lawyer, never a problem. Excellent firm. Wish I could bring all problems (medical) to them."


"Mr. DeBruin did my will for a very reasonable price. He was thorough and made sure that everything that I wanted and needed was included. He was in constant contact with me to make sure that I fully understood everything."

Thomas N.

"Bryan was our attorney for our real estate closing and he was excellent. Bryan was very prompt to respond to any of our concerns and questions and very helpful with the whole process. Bryan also followed up with us after closing to ensure we our move went well and address any concerns we had once in our home. I would definitely use this firm again for our legal needs and recommend to anyone."

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De Bruin Law Firm