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Randy E. Fisher

Principal, Attorney

Every day, I work alongside clients who are the preeminent leaders and luminaries in their communities. It is my privilege to be entrusted with the estates and businesses that are the culmination of their lifelong dreams, hopes, and plans, and it is my joy to help my clients secure those estates and businesses for the benefit of the ones they treasure most in this world.

Randy E. Fisher

Quick Facts

Years of Experience

+30 Years

Selected to Best Lawyers®

20 consecutive years

“Lawyer of the Year”*

9 years

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Lawyer Information

Introduction & Bio

Co-founder Randy E. Fisher brings over 30 years of expertise to TF&E. The South Carolina Supreme Court recognizes Randy as a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law as well as Estate Planning and Probate Law, making him one of only 17 attorneys in South Carolina to hold dual certification. Additionally, Randy is one of only a few attorneys who has chaired both advisory committees tasked with supervising the certification process for these specialized practice areas in South Carolina. Before age 40, Randy was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), elected Chair of the Tax Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, designated by the South Carolina Supreme Court as Chair of its Taxation Law Specialization Advisory Board, and recognized by Best Lawyers in America®. He has maintained his role in ACTEC and has been honored by Best Lawyers® every year for 20 years.

Randy believes life beyond legal work informs his counseling of families and businesses. His diverse experiences include caring for livestock as a child, playing on numerous ball teams in his youth, working blue-collar jobs when he was a teenager, serving in leadership positions in high school, college and as a professional, and traveling extensively. Randy’s collaborative opportunities and his leadership positions in multiple organizations enrich the quality of his advice on a variety of business, family, and legal matters. Randy’s passion for developing personal relationships with his clients and his commitment to excellence in providing personal service distinguish him and the firm. Randy and his wife Debi enjoy spoiling their grandchildren and dogs, reading, and traveling.

Educational Background
  • New York University School of Law, Master of Laws in Taxation (1993)
    • NYU’s Graduate Tax Program is widely regarded as the preeminent graduate tax program in the country.
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude (1992)
    • Graduated top 4% of his class
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of Wig and Robe
    • Moot Court Bar
    • Arthur B. Custy Tax Award
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, magna cum laude (1988)
    • President, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honorary Fraternity
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Beta Gamma Sigma
    • Elliott Davis Award
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in practice areas:
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Tax Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Closely-Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Litigation—Trusts and Estates
    • Litigation and Controversy—Tax
    • Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in practice areas:
    • Litigation—Trusts and Estates, Greenville (2022)
    • Litigation and Controversy—Tax, Greenville (2020)
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Greenville (2019)
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Greenville (2018)
    • Tax Law, Greenville (2017)
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Greenville (2016)
    • Nonprofit/Charities Law, Greenville (2016)
    • Tax Law, Greenville (2014)
    • Nonprofit/Charities Law, Greenville (2013)
  • Selected to South Carolina Super Lawyers (2008-present)
  • Selected to Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide
  • Legal Elite of the Upstate 2023, Greenville Business Magazine©
    • Corporate Law—Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Estate & Trust—Planning
    • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Best and Brightest 35 and Under, Greenville Business Magazine© (former recipient)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Leadership Experiences
  • Chair—Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Advisory Board of the Supreme Court of South Carolina (2015-2016)
  • Chair—Cancer Society of Greenville County (2015-2016)
  • Chair—Community Foundation of Greater Greenville (2009-2010)
  • President—Greenville Estate Planning Council (2008-2009)
  • Chair—South Carolina Bar Tax Law Section (2004-2005)
  • Chair—Taxation Law Specialization Advisory Board of the Supreme Court of South Carolina (2002-2003)
  • Covenant United Methodist Church
    • Chair—Staff Parish Relations Committee
    • Member—three different Vision Teams over the past 25 years
    • President—Sunday School Class
    • Teacher—adult Sunday School classes
  • Furman University—Planned Giving Advisory Council, former member
  • Clemson University—School of Accountancy and Legal Studies Advisory Council, former member
Affiliated Professional Organizations
  • Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court (1998-present)
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the South Carolina Supreme Court (1998-present)
  • South Carolina Bar Tax Law Section
  • South Carolina Bar Probate, Estate Planning and Trusts Section (Previous Council Member)
  • Greenville County Bar Association (1993-present)
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Fellow (2005-present)
  • Greenville Estate Planning Council (1993-present)
  • Greenville Estate Planning Study Group (1993-present)
  • Haynsworth Perry Inn of Court (2015-present)
Professional Publications
  • Estate Planning in South Carolina, Second Edition, Volume IV, South Carolina Bar, CLE Division, Co-Author, South Carolina Bar (2016)
  • Contributions to Greenville Magazine©
Speaking Engagements

In the last three decades, Randy has presented more than 100 times on tax, estate planning, and business topics to legal, accounting, and investment advisory groups. A number of these presentations qualified for specialization CLE credit for Taxation Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law specialists and CPE credit for CPAs.

Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina