Douglas M. Zayicek

Attorney at Law

Doug is a shareholder in the firm’s litigation department.  Doug is Myrtle Beach landlord tenant laywer and also focuses on foreclosures and collections, and general civil business litigation matters.  Doug has also appeared before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, South Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in many appellate cases.

Doug is a native of Johnstown, New York and graduated from the State University of New York College at Potsdam with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science in 1987.  After college, Doug spent several years as a computer consultant in Boston, Massachusetts and Columbia, South Carolina before deciding to go to law school in 1993.

In 1996, Doug graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal. Following graduation, Doug became the first law clerk of the Honorable John Breeden.  Following his clerkship, Doug joined the firm as an associate in 1997.

Associate Editor-in-Chief, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award, Contracts
Yerger/Seawell Best Article Award
Law School Legislative Council
Law Clerk, Honorable John L. Breeden, Jr.
Commission on Lawyer Conduct
South Carolina Certified Arbitrator
Attorney to Assist Disciplinary Counsel
Fee Dispute Resolution Board

Published Articles:
1) “Pursuing Payment under the Medicare as Secondary Payor Statute,”
    Healthcare Financial Management Newsletter, December 1995
2) “The Use of Arbitration in Managed Care,”
    Healthcare Financial Management Newsletter, May 1996
3) “Building a Better Guilty Plea,”
    South Carolina Lawyer, January/February 1997
4) “False Light Invasion of Privacy-A New Tort in Town?,”
    South Carolina Lawyer, July/August 1997

Board Member: Grand Strand Humane Society
Board Member: Waccamaw Regional Foundation for Disabilities and Special NeedS

Appellate Matter Experience:

  • Brewer v. Myrtle Beach Farms Company, Inc. d/b/a Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park, 2005-UP-508 (S.C. Ct. App.)
  • Brenco v. S.C. Dept. of Transp., 609 S.E.2d 531 (S.C. Ct. App. 2005), aff’d 377 S.C. 124, 659 S.E.2d 167 (2008)
  • Clear Channel Outdoor v. City of Myrtle Beach, 602 S.E.2d 76 (S.C. Ct. App. 2004)
  • Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Ass’n v. Resources Planning Corp., 596 S.E.2d 51 (S.C. Ct. App. 2004)
  • Dorman v. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control, 565 S.E.2d 119 (S.C. Ct. App. 2002)
  • City of Myrtle Beach v. Juel P. Corp., 543 S.E.2d 538 (S.C. 2001)
  • Branch v. City of Myrtle Beach, 532 S.E.2d 289 (S.C. 2000)
  • Bugsy’s, Inc. v. City of Myrtle Beach, 530 S.E.2d 890 (S.C. 2000)
  • Wachovia Bank of S.C. v. Thomasko, 529 S.E.2d 554 (S.C. Ct. App. 2000)
  • Van Blarcum v. City of North Myrtle Beach, 523 S.E.2d 486 (S.C. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Wooten v. S.C. Coastal Council, 510 S.E.2d 716 (S.C. 1999)
  • Sunrise Corp. of Myrtle Beach v. City of Myrtle Beach, 420 F.3d 322 (4th Cir. 2005)
  • Taxi Cabvertising, Inc. v. City of Myrtle Beach, 2002 WL 23165 (4th Cir. 2002)
  • Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina v. City of North Myrtle Beach, 2000 WL 770141 (4th Cir. 2000)
  • Hit Products v. Anchor Financial Corp., 111 F. Supp.2d 723 (D.S.C. 1999), aff’d 215 F.3d 1318 (2000 WL 699692)
  • Boulevard Dev. & St. John’s Inn v. City of Myrtle Beach, 2001-UP-091 (S.C. Ct. App.)
  • P&D Development Corp. v. Worley, 2000-UP-597 (S.C. Ct. App.)
  • Eller Media Company and Ed Carver v. City of North Myrtle Beach, 2006-MO-038 (S.C. Supreme Court, filed November 13, 2006)
  • Clear Channel Outdoor v. City of Myrtle Beach, Opinion 26272 (S.C. Supreme Court, filed February 20, 2007)
  • Patricia Grand Hotel, LLC v. MacGuire Enterprises, Inc., 372 S.C. 634, 643 S.E.2d 692 (S.C. App. 2007)
  • Pee Dee Stores, Inc. v. Doyle,  381 S.C. 234, 672 S.E.2d 799 (S.C. Ct. App. 2009)


Johnstown, New York


University of South Carolina, J.D. (1996); State University of New York College at Potsdam, B.A. (1987)


South Carolina (1996); U.S. Supreme Court


  • Horry County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association

Practice Areas:

Appellate Practice
Civil Litigation
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Contract Negotiations and Disputes
Insurance Disputes
Landlord / Tenant Matters