Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Attorney: Poor Estate Plans Can Fuel Feuds

On Nov. 5, Attorney Shea B. Airey will tell Upstate SC Chapter of Sisters in Crime members how legal loopholes, poor estate planning, feuding heirs, and other factors can provide a fertile field for murder motives in crime fiction. He’ll also share some tips on how we can avoid leaving our loved ones with legal nightmares.  

The monthly Sisters in Crime meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, at The Runway Café, 21 Airport Rd, Greenville, S.C.  Be there at 6:15 p.m. to meet Shea and enjoy chapter fellowship. Supper should be served at 6:30. Shea’s talk will begin right after new and old business at 7 p.m. Both dinner and the meeting are open to the public.  

In order for the Runway Café to speed service, dinner orders must be emailed by noon the day of the meeting. If you can't dine with us, we would still like to know you plan to attend so we can be sure you have a seat. If possible, please do join us for dinner as our dinner orders help to ensure we can book our meeting room for free. To see the special menu for our group, click on the Advance Order Menu tab at right. Please e-mail your order to Ellis Vidler at evidler@att.net.

If you place an order and do not attend or fail to cancel by noon, you will be charged for the meal. And like always, we'll enjoy it.

Shea’s practice is heavily weighted toward Estate Planning, Real Property and Land Conservation law. A graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, he’s been recognized by both USC and the American Bar Association for his writing on an Estate Planning and Land Conservation related topic. In addition, he recently received a “Land Conservation Champion” award from Upstate Forever.

Prior to attending law school, Shea and a partner won a USC grant to create and lead a small entrepreneurial business. He also completed a business internship in Chile, South America. In addition to his native English, Shea’s fluent in Spanish

Shea says he was fortunate to learn estate planning from some of the State’s preeminent legal professors on the subject. In his practice, he provides complete estate planning counsel, involving basic to sophisticated estate planning techniques, for clients from diverse backgrounds.

Authors will be interested to learn that the owner of The Airey Law Firm, Ltd. Co. is also an accomplished writer. In 2009, he won top prize in an ABA National Writing Contest for his writing on a real property, trust or estate law topic.

Shea currently lives in Tamassee, a rural community near the mountains of Oconee County, with his wife Elizabeth and two young daughters.