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Jackson E. (Pete) Fields, Jr. is a well known estate and retirement planning tax attorney in South Carolina. His estate and retirement planning workshops have been widely attended by retirees around the state, and especially in the South Carolina Upstate. Pete has concentrated his estate and financial practice on helping well over 1,000 retirees arrange their legal and financial matters to avoid mistakes with their assets and money to protect their capital from taxes and nursing home confinement, and increase their income.

Pete graduated from Clemson University with a B.A. in Economics. He was awarded his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina and his Masters of Law and Taxation Degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. He has made numerous presentations on estate planning, employee benefits, retirement planning and other tax topics to his workshop attendees, other attorneys, CPAs, and financial professionals around the country.

In 1973, Pete was admitted to practice before all the Courts in South Carolina, and subsequently the United States District Court in South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Tax Court. Pete is a member of the South Carolina Bar where he is a member of the Tax Section and the Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Section.

Pete served several years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as an Assistant Attorney General with the Tax Division of the South Carolina Attorney General's Office. He is a Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Reserves. Pete lives with his wife, Arden, in Clemson, and they have two daughters.

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Arden McCullough Fields, Attorney at Law

Arden McCullough Fields is Pete’s elder daughter and better known as “Arden Jr.” Arden McCullough grew up in Columbia, South Carolina and attended Spring Valley High School. She was a Rotary Exchange Student and spent her junior year of high school abroad studying in Hassleholm, Sweden.

Arden McCullough received her Bachelors of Arts in English from the College of Charleston in 1999. She graduated from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School with honors in Michigan in 2005 and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2006. While in law school she concentrated on International Law attending Monash University Law School in Melbourne, Australia and Canterbury University School of Law in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Arden McCullough Fields concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, trust and estate planning, trust and probate administration, guardianships and conservatorships, special needs and disabilities planning and trusts, pet trusts, and long term care planning, including a special emphasis on Medicaid planning and veterans’ benefits. Her practice also includes serving as Trustee, Guardian ad Litem, and in other fiduciary capacities. She is an Accredited Veterans’ Affairs Attorney.

She is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association, and the SC Women Lawyers Association.

Arden Perry Fields, Office Manager

Arden Perry Fields is the office manager or better known as “The Boss.” Arden worked for 18 years as a history teacher before retiring and managing The Fields Law Firm in Clemson, South Carolina. She received her B.A. from Meredith College, in Raleigh, North Carolina and her M.Ed. in Secondary Guidance and Counseling. Arden is a native of Chesterfield, South Carolina.

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