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Sally H. Caver

Partner

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
sally.caver@nelsonmullins.com

Sally Caver serves as managing partner of the Columbia office and concentrates her practice in the areas of complex commercial contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Sally has extensive experience representing manufacturers in the automotive industry, including drafting and negotiating supply agreements, strategic commercial agreements, joint ventures, and other contracts. She also advises...

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Sally Caver serves as managing partner of the Columbia office and concentrates her practice in the areas of complex commercial contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Sally has extensive experience representing manufacturers in the automotive industry, including drafting and negotiating supply agreements, strategic commercial agreements, joint ventures, and other contracts. She also advises clients with respect to franchise and distribution matters, including developing marketing representation policies and programs and other strategic legal issues.

clients with respect to franchise and distribution matters, including developing marketing representation policies and programs and other strategic legal issues.

Sally Caver serves as managing partner of the Columbia office and concentrates her practice in the areas of complex commercial contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Sally has extensive experience representing manufacturers in the automotive industry, including drafting and negotiating supply agreements, strategic commercial agreements, joint ventures, and other contracts. She also advises... clients with respect to franchise and distribution matters, including developing marketing representation policies and programs and other strategic legal issues.

Experience

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Motor Vehicle Industry Experience

  • Counseling automotive original equipment manufacturers on strategic legal issues involved in manufacturing, sale, and distribution of motor vehicle products, including:
    • Framework agreements and dealer network strategies regarding dealerships that are owned by public entities or larger dealer groups
    • Buy-sell agreements and related issues including exercise of right of first refusal
    • Dealer sales and service agreements and amendments thereto, including the rollout of such agreements or amendments nationwide
    • Trademark/branding issues
    • Subscription, rental, and other alternative transportation models
    • Dealer network administration and market representation issues under federal/state franchise and antitrust laws

General Corporate Experience

  • Counseling buyers and sellers in a variety of industries in business transactions, including stock sales, assets sales, mergers, recapitalizations, and similar transactions
  • Acting as outside general counsel to companies, including providing legal guidance regarding commercial contracts, customer and vendor relationships, business alliances, joint ventures, and compliance programs
  • Drafting and negotiating product supply agreements, vendor agreements, service agreements, development agreements
  • Advising clients on general corporate governance matters, capitalization issues, employment matters, securities law compliance, entity selection, and formation and capital-raising considerations

Previous Professional Experience

  • Served as a law clerk for the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee

Educational Activities

  • Clemson University
    • The Matt Locke Faculty Award for Excellence

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, cum laude (2007)
    • Order of the Wig and Robe
    • Articles Editor, ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal
  • Clemson University, BA, Political Science and Psychology, magna cum laude (2003)
    • The Matt Locke Faculty Award for Excellence (2002-2003)

Admissions

  • South Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • South Carolina Bar Association 
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Economic Developers Association
  • Committee of 100
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