Jeffcoat Law

Otis Allen Jeffcoat, III

Allen Jeffcoat has been practicing law in Myrtle Beach since 1977. He brings a wealth of experience in the fields of real estate, corporate and business law, foreclosures, estate planning, probate administration and litigation, and bankruptcy. Allen, who is licensed to practice in both South Carolina and North Carolina, represents individuals, small businesses, developers, realtors, lenders, and local, state and federal governmental agencies. He also represents clients with issues related to commercial real estate ventures, contract disputes and other matters. He is licensed as a real estate title insurance agent. 

Allen is a sought-after speaker on topics related to his practice, including real estate development, leasing issues, hazardous waste, wetlands regulation, beachfront management issues and other environmental matters, bankruptcy, probate, estate planning, and elder law. He has testified and qualified in state and federal court as an expert witness in the areas of real estate restrictive covenants enforcement and commercial leases, real estate closings, marketable title to real estate, title examinations, and the real estate attorney’s standard of care and applicable ethical requirements.

An active member of the Myrtle Beach community, Allen donates a significant amount of his time to non-profit causes, including the YMCA of Coastal Carolina, Princeton University’s Alumni Association, the Rotary Club of North Myrtle Beach, Waccamaw Community Foundation and his church.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • South Carolina Bar, 1973
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 1974
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1974
  • North Carolina Bar, 1993
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2011


  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1973
  • Princeton University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1970

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association

Speeches & Presentations

  • “Bankruptcy and Probate Court,” South Carolina Probate Judge Annual Conference, 2014
  • “South Carolina Probate Code Changes,” Horry County Probate Court CLE, 2013
  • Lecturer, “Estate Planning for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clients in South Carolina,” Grand Strand Area Estate Planning Council, 2010
  • Panelist, “Probate Practitioners’ Panel Discussion,” 3rd Annual Horry County Probate Court CLE Program, 2009
  • “Deadlines in Probate Court,” 2nd Annual Horry County Probate Court CLE Program, 2008
  • “Sale of Real Estate in Probate Court,” 12th Annual Probate Bench/Bar CLE Seminar, 2004


  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate 2005-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, 2006-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Litigation, 2013-2021
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2008-2021

AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell for 31 years