Jay A. Mullinax is the only attorney on Hilton Head Island with a Master of Laws in Estate Planning (LL.M.) whose law firm is exclusively dedicated to providing estate planning and related services.
Mr. Mullinax provides estate planning, trust and estate administration services to South Carolina. He began his involvement in estate matters in 1989 and opened the Law Office of Jay A. Mullinax, LLC in 2004 after practicing law at a larger firm for several years.
Mr. Mullinax served as the editor of the 2012 South Carolina Handbook for Probate Attorneys published by the South Carolina Bar Association, which provides guidance on Probate Court procedures in each of South Carolina's forty-six Probate Courts.
He serves on the South Carolina Bar Probate Code Revision Committee. The Committee gives recommendations for revising the Probate Code, which provides the laws for estates, trusts, wills, guardians and fiduciaries in South Carolina. The current South Carolina Probate Code cites precedent-setting case law established by a case in which Mr. Mullinax served as co-counsel. As part of his Committee work, Mr. Mullinax was selected to draft official comments to South Carolina's Trust Laws. The official comments will accompany sweeping trust legislation that the South Carolina legislature will vote on this year.
In 2011, Mr. Mullinax was elected to the South Carolina Bar Association's eleven member Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section Council. The Council is actively involved in shaping and revising South Carolina's probate and trust laws, sponsoring continuing legal education for attorneys, and monitors unauthorized practice of law issues.
Mr. Mullinax has been interviewed on television and published articles concerning federal, statewide and local tax matters. He is also a member of the South Carolina Bar Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Sections, as well as, the Tax Law section.
Estate Planning, Probate Law, Trust Administration, Taxation Law, Business Law & Fiduciary Law.
Present & Past
South Carolina, New York, Maryland & Virginia.
Master of Laws in Estate Planning (LL.M.)
University of Miami
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Master of Arts in Public Policy (M.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Southern Wesleyan University
South Carolina Bar Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Council
South Carolina Bar Probate Code Revision Committee
Hilton Head Council of Estate and Financial Advisors
Hilton Head Island Rotary Club
The Greater Island Council of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton
Kayla Meaux, Paralegal
Rachel K. Wisnefski
Lauren N. Koresdoski
Miriam Rodriguez, Legal Assistant