Greenville Business Magazine’s 50 Most Influential in 2019

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Oscar (Bill) W. Bannister Jr. and John F. Wyatt of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey Recognized as Greenville Business Magazine’s 50 Most Influential in 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Founding partners, Oscar (Bill) W. Bannister Jr. and John F. Wyatt of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey earned recognition as Greenville Business Magazine’s 50 Most Influential of 2019.

Oscar W. Bannister, Jr. (Bill) founded Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey with John F. Wyatt in 2000. Upon graduating from The Citadel, Bannister served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965. He attended law school at the University of South Carolina and was admitted to the South Carolina bar, the U.S. District Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1969.

With over 35 years of experience, Bannister provides counsel in Criminal Law and Family Law. He has successfully tried cases throughout South Carolina, earning a listing in Best Lawyers of America for the past few decades.

John F. Wyatt, founding partner of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, has been practicing law at the firm for 20 years. Wyatt attended The Citadel and served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1975. He received his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina and was admitted to the S.C. Bar in 1970 and the U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit in 1974.

For nearly two decades, Wyatt has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a “Super Lawyers” for the past 10 years. Wyatt focuses on Real Estate and Property Law, and he has been an integral part of working with the City of Greenville on The Big Dig project.

“It is an honor to be recognized among Greenville’s 50 Most Influential,” remarked Bannister. “We’ve been practicing law in Greenville for decades, and it’s truly been a privilege serving this great community over the years.”

About Greenville Business Magazine

Greenville Business Magazine is the go-to resource for Greenville area business leaders, rising stars, entrepreneurs, and any people or groups that have a vested interest in the success of the Greenville County business community. Our timely coverage showcases both broad trends and individual people and companies. Greenville Business Magazine highlights what’s new, what’s developing, and what’s being debated in board rooms, legislative chambers, and office hallways. We share information about who’s making a difference in the Upstate, from prominent Greenville corporations to thriving non-profits and fledgling start-ups. Each one has an impact on the business landscape, and we ensure that you’re kept as up-to-date as we are on their challenges and successes. More than news, however, Greenville Business Magazine delivers wisdom, advice, and expertise from local business leaders. Their perspectives on international commerce, manufacturing practices, employee relations, goal-setting, and community service help inform your own knowledge base. While our content is a terrific stand-alone resource, it’s also intended to be a practical, influential tool to guide your business growth.And with GBM reaching the most powerful business audience in Greenville County and surrounding areas, you can trust that our insights are sound and well-regarded. Through our monthly print magazine, media-rich website, round-the-clock virtual issues library, email broadcasts, and networking events, we offer solid information to move businesses forward.

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About Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC

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