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Michael A. Molony, Esq.
Michael A. Molony, Esq.
(843) 724-6631
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Michael A. Molony, Esq.
25 Calhoun St., Suite 400 Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-6631
(843) 579-1356
1201 Main Street Suite 1980 Columbia, SC 29201
Regulatory Cnsl Mbr
Business Transactions, Legislative, Litigation, Regulatory
South Carolina
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
	Juris Doctor 1976
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
	Bachelor of Science, Finance 1973
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
	Master in Business Administration 1977

Young Clement Rivers, LLP
Special Counsel (1985-1990)
Partner (1990-Present)
Charleston, South Carolina
Practice area Chairman: Administrative and Regulatory Law, Captive Insurance, Commercial Transactions and Real Estate Practice Groups

Associate Municipal Judge
Municipal Court, City of Charleston (1981-Present)
Municipal Court, City of Isle of Palms (2007-Present)

Michael Alan Molony, Attorney at Law
Sole Practitioner (1980-1985)
Charleston, South Carolina
General law practice emphasizing Administrative and Commercial Litigation

State of South Carolina
Staff Attorney (1976-1980)
Columbia, South Carolina
Counsel to South Carolina House of Representatives and various State agencies

Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts and United States Supreme Court

Charleston County Bar Association, member, (President 2000-2001; 
		Executive Committee (1996-1997)
Member of Study Committee for Revision of Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws (1995)
Adjunct Professor at College of Charleston, Business Law (1980-1984)
South Carolina Captive Insurance Association Board of Directors (2000 – 2004), 
		Chairman (2000-2002)
South Carolina Bar Technology Committee (1994)
Member of Study Committee for revision of Municipal Incorporation Laws (1990)
Member of Initial Task Force to Draft Hazardous Waste Management 
		Regulations in South Carolina (1979-1980)
Counsel to South Carolina State Housing Authority for first 
		Housing Authority Bond issue December 6, 1978
AV® Preeminent Rating (2010) from Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Peer Review Rated (2006) from Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers of America (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016)
Office of Victim Services Education & Certification, (“OVSEC”) (2010) 
Frequent lecturer, Charleston School of Law 
Frequent lecturer on captive insurance, administrative and business law
Assisted in counseling with Court personnel and instrumental in establishing Livabilty Court in
		 Florence, SC. 

Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Arbitration Association – Panel of Neutrals 
South Carolina Judicial Council – Order dated May 26,2014, signed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for reappointment to the Council for a term to expire June 30, 2018; (Served as  member of the Council since 2000)
South Carolina Administrative & Regulatory Law Association (“SCAARLA”),
Insurance Committee Chairman  (1994-Present)
South Carolina Summary Court Judges’ Association
Current or Former member of Board of Directors for subsidiaries of the following companies:
	Allstate Insurance Company;
	Wilton Reassurance Company;
	Genworth Financial;
	Legal and General of Americas;
	“RGA” Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.;
	Unum Provident Corporation;
	Protective Life Insurance Company;
	Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; and,
	Voya Financial Company.
Bishop England High School Board of Directors (present) 
Roper St. Francis Foundation Board of Directors (past Director)
Charles Towne Landing Foundation Board of Directors (past Director)
Charleston Symphony Board of Directors (1990-1992)
Charleston County Procurement Review Panel (Chairman1988-1990)
Historic Ansonborough Neighborhood Association (President 1996-1997) 
    Underground Wiring Committee Member (present) 
Downtown Athletic Club  (President 1996-1997)
Hibernian Society, Committee on Letters (1995)
Hibernian Society, Irish Cultural Affairs Committee (2001)
Parish Council, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church (1996-1998)
University of South Carolina Alumni Association  (Life Member)
South Carolina Historical Society
Historic Charleston Foundation
Widows and Orphans Society
Federation of Regulatory Counsel
Irish Historical Society
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (1986-Present)
East Cooper Pilots Association

Order of the Palmetto, the highest award in South Carolina for civic achievement,
   	 awarded in 1981 by Governor Richard Riley 

Recipient of the 2003 Three Sisters Award presented by
  	 The Committee to Save the City, Inc., Charleston, SC 

Recipient of 2004 Public Agency of the Year Awarded to 
 	  City of  Charleston Livability Court by Lowcountry Chapter
   	  American Society for Public Administration

Carolopolis Award by Historic Charleston Foundation for restoration of property at 46 Pinckney Street
Recipient of Martin Luther King, Jr. Picture Award by members of Charleston City Council along with other Community Leaders

Recipient of National Innovation Award by United States Conference of Mayors (2004)


Success in a turbulent market, co-authored with T. Douglas Concannon and James T. H. Buxton, Captive Review, London, England, South Carolina 2008 Annual Report

South Carolina and Securitization, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, FORC Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc., Vol. XVI, Edition I (March, 2005)

Securitization New Option For Captives, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Business Journal, September 2004 issue 

Great Leap Forward, Captive Review, London, England, South Carolina 2004 Annual Report

The Palmetto State, Let it Captivate You, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, FORC Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc., Vol. XIII, Edition I (March 24, 2001)

SC Enacts Captive Insurance Legislation, Committee News, A.B.A., Tort and Insurance Practice Section, (Winter, 2001)

Born December 5, 1950, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Married to Sha DaLeure Molony
Three sons: Emmet and William, twins - age 17, and Sullivan - age 9

Published Articles

Published Alerts

TitlePublish Date
First Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Conditionally Licensed by South Carolina Department of Insurance2/1/2013
South Carolina Update3/22/2017
Proposed Changes to South Carolina Credit for Reinsurance Statutes3/26/2018
Michael Wise Confirmed as Director of Insurance for the State of South Carolina7/24/2023

Positions in FORC

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