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Adams and Reese Partner John Beach, in the firm’s Columbia office, was elected by South Carolina’s Chapter of the Federal Bar Association to serve as the organization’s Vice President and Member Chair.

Beach has been an active member on the board of directors with the FBA South Carolina Chapter. Beach is also a member of the South Carolina Bar, Richland County Bar Association, International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute and Securities Industry Association, Compliance and Legal Division.

Practicing law since 1982, Beach advises businesses in disputes and represents businesses in litigation arising out of contractual, regulatory, and property conflicts. He appears as lead counsel in state and federal courts, and before various administrative tribunals. He represents broker-dealers and registered representatives before the South Carolina Securities Commissioner; health care clients before the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation; and utilities before the S.C. Public Service Commission. He also addresses zoning and land-use matters for landowners and developers and procurement matters for businesses before state, city, and county governments.

Beach is a Certified South Carolina Circuit Court Mediator, since 2002. He has been honored among Best Lawyers® (by BL Rankings, LLC) - Commercial Litigation and South Carolina Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) - Business Litigation.