Prior to running her own firm, Beth Santilli practiced with Fleet Freeman for several years, eventually becoming his partner. She is an experienced advocate that has helped many clients facing legal challenges in the Lowcountry. She works diligently to draft corporate and estate documents that keep her clients out of court. When litigation is unavoidable, you can rely on her experience and knowledge in the courtroom. She has litigated several civil cases including business disputes, estate disputes and employer/employee matters. She regularly creates business entities and acts as outside corporate counsel. Beth has drafted numerous corporate documents and corporate processes, negotiated business purchases and other settlements, and set up complex business and estate plans. She cares deeply about the community and became Chairperson of the Design Review Board for the Town of Mount Pleasant in order to directly contribute to its progress.
Prior to practicing law, Beth worked for Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Washington, DC, where she was Senior Director of Product Management for Property & Casualty and Workers’ Compensation insurance products, which gives her a real life insight into the particular needs of businesses. Beth moved to Charleston in 2003 and began helping businesses develop strategic plans to realize their revenue objectives.
Beth, her husband Jonathon, and their two daughters live in Mount Pleasant. Beth is admitted into the Supreme Court of South Carolina and the U.S. District Court of South Carolina.
Awards and Recognition
The Charleston School of Law awarded Beth an academic scholarship that allowed her to pursue the practice of law. While in school, she received a CALI Award for Excellence in Civil Tax Procedure & Litigation and was selected to serve as a tax law research assistant. Beth assisted her professor in publishing Exploring the Meaning of Limited Partner for Purposes of the Internal Revenue Code, 60 U. Kan. L. Rev. 89 (2011). She was featured in the National Law Journal, NLADA Cornerstone, Vol. 31, for her work at the Berkeley County Public Defender’s Office. Beth was also an active member of Moot Court and was chosen to argue before a distinguished panel of United States Tax Court judges in a national competition.