In a career spanning over thirty-five years of practice, Marshall Winn has had the rare opportunity to practice corporate, real estate, bankruptcy, tax, estate planning, and other areas of law at a high level, and in addition has been greatly respected as a trial lawyer with expertise in several substantive fields such as product liability, insurance coverage, bankruptcy, securities fraud, and antitrust, among others. The result: hundreds of clients with deals done, plans effected, trials won, all with greatest efficiency and client satisfaction. How is this possible in an age of increasing lawyer specialization? First, Marshall points to his partners and friends at Wyche, all spectacularly capable and eager to join in the effort to win a matter for a client – so assembling an expert team, or just asking for a little expert advice, is commonplace. Second, South Carolina is a small jurisdiction, and a smart lawyer with broad interests can end up involved in all kinds of things. Third, Marshall has developed a knack for “seeing around the corner” to anticipate and resolve issues before they become problems. Over time, that leads to a deep knowledge of the law in many fields, and it earns clients’ trust in Marshall’s advice.
Beginning over ten years ago, Marshall has served as outside general counsel to several clients based in Europe, handling legal matters for all their US businesses, working with other Wyche lawyers, and overseeing legal matters for most of their non-US businesses, working with local counsel. This international work has strengthened Wyche’s remarkable corporate practice. Marshall still attracts major litigation and corporate work to the firm and is often called upon by colleagues for counsel and assistance in other matters.
Marshall will tell anyone who will listen that he has the best law job in the world, practicing with his friends at a very sophisticated level in a firm small enough to appreciate and celebrate everyone’s differences and in a city where the firm’s influence for the good of the public is visible to the casual visitor as well as behind the scenes. He is personally involved in many of these efforts, and for fun he sings in the local symphonic chorale, plays the piano, and takes friends and their families on hikes in the nearby mountains.