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Guy Dabbs

Guy M. Dabbs, IV

Associate Attorney

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Guy Dabbs counsels businesses ranging from startups to larger corporations serving global markets in the areas of general business, corporate and transactional law, including matters related to commercial transactions, corporate management, commercial real estate, intellectual property and real property. Guy’s practice often consists of advising on entity formation, including drafting operating agreements, by-laws or other organizational documents.  In addition, he has experience reviewing title to real property as well as experience drafting license agreements, easements and documents of conveyance.  With regard to intellectual property, Guy Dabbs has experience counseling clients in managing intellectual property portfolios, including combating and addressing global counterfeiting issues and advising on the purchase, sale, or license of intellectual property. Prior to Barnwell Whaley, Guy worked in private practice in downtown Charleston and served as outside counsel for a Charleston based manufacturing company with domestic and global interests.

A native of Sumter, South Carolina, Guy Dabbs spent his formative years in the Atlanta area before returning home to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law and develop his law practice. He earned his undergraduate degree, a Bachelors in Business Administration at the Valdosta State University Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business and his Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and the School of Law Student Mentor Program.
Guy continues his work with mentoring programs as an active volunteer with Charleston’s Be A Mentor and also volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association.

On weekends, you may find him playing golf, listening to live music or quail hunting with his German Short-Haired Pointer, Dylan.










Guy M. Dabbs, IV
Practice areas

Commercial transactions
Intellectual property
Real estate and development
Restaurant and hospitality law

Professional memberships

Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association


Bachelor of Science
Business Administration
Valdosta State
Juris Doctorate
University of South Carolina

Court admissions

All South Carolina courts