‘Best Lawyers in America’ recognizes four at Morton & Gettys in 2021 edition

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three Morton & Gettys attorneys have again been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®. In the publication’s 2021 edition in Rock Hill, John Gettys and Joshua Vann are being honored in the area of Real Estate Law, while Joe Raad is recognized in Trusts and Estates. Also, Melissa Cassell of […]

Posted on August 20th, 2020

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Morton & Gettys law firm acquires Metrolina Business Services

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The law firm Morton & Gettys, LLC, has acquired Metrolina Business Services, Inc., a professional registered agent company. Metrolina serves as a registered agent for more than 60 companies doing business in South Carolina. State law requires that companies operating within the state register with the S.C. Secretary of State and […]

Posted on June 25th, 2020

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SBA guidance On Good Faith Certification of Need under PPP loans

By Melissa Cassell Attorney at Law On April 23, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued additional guidance to its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, which can be found at https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf. When the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES Act) was passed last month, it waived the requirement that a borrower could not get […]

Posted on April 27th, 2020

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Melissa Cassell promoted to partner

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Attorney Melissa Cassell has been promoted to partner at Morton & Gettys, as of Jan. 1. Also named as partner was Dan Ballou. “Melissa started with our firm as a law clerk while attending USC School of Law,” said John Gettys, a founding partner of the firm. “It was obvious to […]

Posted on January 6th, 2020

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Daylight Savings Time Means Employers May Have to Pay for an Extra Hour

By MELISSA CASSELL Attorney at Law ROCK HILL, S.C. –  For most people, the end of Daylight Savings Time in the wee hours of Sunday, Nov. 3, means little more than an extra hour’s sleep and making sure all the clocks are set back. But for employers with third-shift employees, it may require putting extra […]

Posted on October 28th, 2019

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Cassell serving as president of York County Bar Association

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Morton & Gettys attorney Melissa Cassell is the York County Bar Association’s new president. She was elected this month to a one-year term. Cassell has served on the Bar’s Executive Committee for the past three years, including as vice president for the past year. Cassell, who joined Morton & Gettys […]

Posted on March 20th, 2018

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Will the Palmetto State Way spread to D.C.?

By Melissa Cassell, Attorney At Law The head of South Carolina’s Department of Employment and Workforce may soon run the Wage and Hour Division at the Federal Labor Department in D.C. The terms “workforce” and “labor” may seem synonymous, but a quick reflection on policies, statutes and history tells us South Carolina deliberately left “labor” […]

Posted on November 17th, 2017

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Tax classes for companies: How should I structure my business?

By Melissa G. Cassell The first question any entrepreneur faces is what type of business to create and what legal entity to use. The answer typically determines which forms to file and what taxation the company will have (at least initially). Here is a summary of the options: Sole Proprietorship – default taxation for single-owner […]

Posted on May 19th, 2017

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Affinity Health Center breaks ground on new facility in Tech Park

ROCK HILL, SC – Affinity Health Center has broken ground for a 30,000-square-foot facility in Tech Park that will become its new main site when it opens next year. Affinity’s four satellite sites are expected to remain open to continue serving the entire York County. Affinity, formerly known as Catawba Care, is a community health […]

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

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New hires: What to know before you pay

By Melissa G. Cassell Growing up, summertime was primetime for making money – whether in between school years or looking for your first real job. Now, all grown up, you find yourself on the hiring side of the table and you wonder how to negotiate employee compensation. If hiring for a temporary position, you may […]

Posted on June 1st, 2016

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DIY Corporate Law: Great expectations turn into unexpected consequences

By Melissa G. Cassell Many of us are reared to save money by rolling up our sleeves and putting in sweat equity, but sometimes we really should call a professional. Just as we would not tackle a bathroom addition in our home without professional help, a business owner or entrepreneur should not tackle the formation […]

Posted on March 31st, 2016

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Business can make sure workplace social media is a tool, not a weapon

By Melissa G. Cassell In an era when nearly three-quarters of adults use social media sites, workplace social media issues are impossible to avoid. It’s an area of law evolving as quickly as a Tweet can go viral, but one thing is clear: there is no point in employers trying to avoid or ban Facebook, […]

Posted on May 29th, 2015

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Cassell to serve as adjunct professor

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Melissa Gurney Cassell, an attorney with Morton & Gettys, will serve as an adjunct professor during the spring 2015 semester at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Cassell will team up with two other attorneys to teach a Small Business Organization Capstone class. The course will introduce students […]

Posted on January 7th, 2015

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