Collins & Lacy Creates Government, Ethics, and Compliance Practice

Michael Burchstead, leads legal work for public officials, political candidates, governmental entities, and other people or organizations with interests before the government.

COLUMBIA, S.C – Collins & Lacy law firm has created a Government, Ethics, and Compliance Practice. The new line of legal representation is led by attorney Michael Burchstead.

Burchstead joined C&L from the S.C. Ethics Commission, where he was General Counsel. In his private practice, he advises public officials, candidates, lobbyists, consultants, political action committees, and trade associations, as well as governmental boards and agencies.

“The laws applying to public officials, political campaigns, and others working with or dealing with governmental agencies are complex and can trip up even those with the most sincere intentions,” said Burchstead. “While I can help those who are accused of wrongdoing, I’d rather be proactive in order to help someone avoid compliance issues from the start.”

Burchstead, a graduate of the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina School of Law, served as general counsel for the state ethics commission from 2015-2017. Prior to that, he prosecuted health care fraud as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Carolina.

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense firm in South Carolina relentlessly focused on the client experience by delivering valuable legal representation through solid preparation, thorough execution, and client-oriented service aimed at success. With offices in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, the firm represents local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction, corporate and business law, hospitality/retail and entertainment law, insurance/bad faith, products liability, professional liability, commercial transportation and workers’ compensation. For more information, visit www.collinsandlacy.com