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A Boutique Law Firm serving the Grand Strand, Pee Dee, and Lowcountry of South Carolina



Estate Planning

Our experienced attorneys can help you create a customized estate plan that meets your unique needs and goals. From simple wills and living trusts to complex estate plans involving sophisticated estate planning, a full range of options will be explained along with any estate and gift tax implications. Our Estate Planning service is designed to provide you with peace of mind by ensuring that your assets are protected according to your wishes. We offer a personalized approach, working with you to create a plan that is tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. 

Estate Administration

If you're in need of estate administration services,we can help. Our office understands that this can be a difficult time, which is why we strive to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Let us take care of the details while you take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Business Law

Our business law services are designed to help businesses navigate the complex legal landscape of today's market. From legal consultation to compliance guidance and risk management solutions, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality services to our clients. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and provide tailored solutions to help them achieve their goals.


Our Law Firm offers knowledgeable legal advice and effective representation for individuals and businesses facing tax disputes and audits. We work to minimize clients' tax liabilities and resolve disputes with the IRS and the South Carolina Department of Revenue. 

Section 1031, Tax Deferred Exchanges

The 1031 exchange allows investors to defer capital gains on investment properties and potentially increase their cash flow. Our Law Firm specializes in providing guidance on this process and ensuring that our clients receive the most significant tax savings possible. Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of the intricacies of the 1031 exchange and are committed to helping our clients achieve their financial goals.



Welcome to Munden & Tipton PA, a leading law firm in the Grand Strand area. With over 70 years combined between our attorneys living along the Grand Strand, we understand what makes this area so special and unique. Our firm has built a reputation for delivering high-quality legal services across various practice areas, including Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Tax, and Corporate Law. We take pride in our unwavering commitment to our clients, and we are dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals and deal with the curveballs life throws your way. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Justitia Goddess


Mike Munden

R. Michael Munden


Ryder Tipton

R. Ryder Tipton, IV


Mike is a tax attorney who has been practicing in Myrtle Beach since 1978. Mike also holds the ChFC and CLU designations, and is a frequent speaker on tax, estate planning, probate and retirement plan topics. Mike is also a lecturer in the Coastal Carolina Master of Accountancy Program and undergraduate accounting program, teaching Estate and Gift Tax, Law for Accountants, Managerial Responsibility and the Law, Legal Environment of Business, and Financial and Managerial Accounting. He is a member of the Horry County and American Bar Associations, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and was a long time member of the Planning Board and Faculty of the Annual University of South Carolina Retirement and Benefits Management Seminar, USC’s longest running seminar.


Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Tax Council, and is a past Chairman of the SC Bar Probate, Estate Planning and Trusts Section Council. He also is a current member and past Chair of the Coastal Planned Giving Advisory Council at Coastal Carolina University. Mike is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in karate and a certified PADI Divemaster.


To guard against the threat of having any spare time on his hands, Mike is also owner of Michael Munden’s Hand Crafted Jewelry (

Ryder is a Myrtle Beach local. After graduating from Myrtle Beach High School in 2011, he attended Wofford College and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Ryder then enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law where he participated in Moot Court and was named to the Order of the Barristers. Ryder graduated in May 2018 and was hired by R. Michael Munden, Esq., P.A. in August. He was sworn in to the South Carolina Bar on November 27, 2018.


In July 2021, Ryder was admitted as a shareholder and the firm transitioned from R. Michael Munden, Esq., P.A., to Munden & Tipton, P.A.


Ryder resides in Myrtle Beach with his wife, Laura, and their golden retriever, Magnolia. He is a Black Belt in karate, an Advanced Open Water Diver, and a former two-time South Carolina and Southeast archery champion. Ryder is an avid outdoorsman and spends most of his weekends hunting or fishing. When he is not in a boat or a stand, Ryder enjoyes watching the Braves, Hurricanes, and Gamecocks, and spending time with his family.




1294 Professional Dr., Suite A
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Tel: (843) 692-7755
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