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Howard A. VanDine, III

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
howard.vandine@nelsonmullins.com

Howard VanDine, III, is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Residing in Columbia, he practices in the areas of construction contracting, construction consultation and construction litigation, product liability defense, tort litigation, and insurance defense.

Howard VanDine, III, is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Residing in Columbia, he practices in the areas of construction contracting, construction consultation and construction litigation, product liability defense, tort litigation, and insurance defense.

Howard VanDine, III, is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Residing in Columbia, he practices in the areas of construction contracting, construction consultation and construction litigation, product liability defense, tort litigation, and insurance defense.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Construction-related disputes and construction defect litigation
  • Represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and component manufacturers
  • Drafting of construction contracts, resolving on-site problems and handling surety and lien-related matters
  • Represented entities before the S.C. Licensing Board, the S.C. Engineering Board, and State and Federal Courts
  • Handled numerous complex construction-related arbitrations and mediations
  • Clients include owners, window manufacturers, plumbing and concrete installers, framers, contractors, roofers, and power tool manufacturers regarding deficiencies in their work or products
  • Versed in planning, land use, and zoning matters and has assisted clients in obtaining necessary permits and re-zonings
  • Acts as legal counsel to the South Carolina Guaranty Association and South Carolina Wind and Hail Association, and as such is knowledgeable concerning insurance insolvency and guaranty fund protection as well as coverages applicable to contractors and construction participants

Education

  • William & Mary Law School, JD (1987)
  • University of Virginia, MPL (1984)
  • Colorado State University, BS, Landscape Design and Horticulture (1980)
  • University of Vermont, BS, Natural Resources and Forestry (1975)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Practice Areas

  • Member, Construction Industry Committee, South Carolina Bar
  • Member, Richland County Planning Commission
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member, Construction Industry Forum; Member, Torts and Insurance Practice Section; American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
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