Paul Lynch brings considerable experience to a broad client base in various areas of practice. He is particularly dedicated to preserving and protecting family assets and facilitating transfers among generations in the most efficient manner possible.

Areas of Focus

  • Estate planning
  • Estate administration
  • Health care
  • Planning for closely held businesses
  • Real Estate

The former managing member for the firm's Charleston office, Paul frequently speaks on taxation and estate planning issues before civic groups and other professional organizations. Paul is currently the firm's Business Team Leader for South Carolina.   



  • Best Lawyers in America, Charleston Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year," 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2012-2024; Tax Law, 2023-2024
  • Charleston Business Magazine 2021 Legal Elite, Tax and Estate Planning, 2021 
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly “Go to Lawyer”, 2021
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Tax, Estate Planning and Health Care, 2010


Blogs and Resources




  • American Jurisprudence Award in Estate Planning II, Recipient
  • Certified Public Accountant: South Carolina, 1986
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association 
  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants: Member and Past Officer
  • Certified Tax Specialist
  • Supreme Court of South Carolina
  • Licensed agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company


LL.M., Emory University, 1990, Taxation

J.D., University of South Carolina, 1989; Mortar Board

B.S., University of South Carolina, 1984, cum laude


  • South Carolina, 1989
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"We have referred many of our clients, who have required different levels of estate and trust planning, to Paul Lynch at Moore & Van Allen over the years. Paul has consistently put together cost-effective and successful plans that have proven to be in our clients' best interest. His accessibility, extensive knowledge, and professionalism have made him stand out for us versus anyone else in Charleston, so we will continue to refer our best clients to Paul." - Best Law Firms®, 2024

Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2012-2024; Tax Law, 2023-2024

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