Meet Our Attorneys
Mike is a tax attorney who has been practicing in Myrtle Beach since 1978. Mike also holds the CPA (not actively practicing), 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, Taxation of Pass-through Entities, and Financial and Managerial Accounting. He is a member of the Horry County and American Bar Associations, the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is 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 currently 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 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Mundens-Hand-Crafted-Jewelry/114083095280851)
Cassandra Painter has worked at this firm since 2008. She works primarily in the estate planning, elder law, and probate area. She also has experience with tax and business issues. She attended Coastal Carolina University and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting in 2005. She attained her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2008. Cassandra was licensed to practice law in South Carolina in May 26, 2009. She attended Coastal Carolina University and received her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in 2011. She attained her Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M) degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2012. She attained her Masters of Law in Estate Planning and Elder Law (LL.M) degree from Western New England University School of Law in 2015. She is a member of the Grand Strand Area Estate Planning Council, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the South Carolina Chapter of NAELA, the Horry County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee of the South Carolina Bar , the Tax Law Section of the South Carolina Bar, and the Probate, Estate Planning, and Trust Section of the South Carolina Bar.
Kelly Turek, Esq.
Kelly Turek, Esq. has been working at R. Michael Munden, Esq., P.A. since February 2014. She focuses primarily on federal, individual, corporate, and partnership tax issues. She also has experience in the areas of contracts, criminal, evidence, wills and trusts, property and bankruptcy law.
She received her bachelors degree from Wofford College in 2009 and her Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law in 2012. She then received her master’s degree (LL.M.) in taxation from the University of Washington. Ms. Turek is currently authorized to practice law in South Carolina and Georgia.
Meet Our Staff
Brandi Clark Bushnoe, EA Office Manager and Legal Assistant
Brandi graduated from Coastal Carolina University in May of 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She was hired by the firm in March of 2004 as a legal assistant and became office manager in 2010.
Brandi passed the SEE exam in February of 2015 and is licensed as an Enrolled Agent to represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service, in both civil and criminal matters. She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the South Carolina Society of Enrolled Agents, and the South Carolina Tax Council.
Brittany H. Jordan Paralegal
Brittany is a native of Conway, SC. After graduating from Conway High School in 2009 she enrolled into Horry Georgetown Technical College to receive an Associates degree in Human Services. Through the Human Services program she participated in two internships with the Horry County Solicitor’s Office and with J. Reuben Long Detention Center. She graduated in May of 2012, and decided to re-enroll into the Paralegal Specialist Program. Brittany graduated from the Paralegal program in August of 2013, Cum Laude, and was hired by R. Michael Munden, Esq. P.A. the next month. She was married in March of 2014, and resides in Conway with her husband, two dogs, and cat. Brittany enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with family.
Anna Lisa is originally from Johnsonville, SC. In 2009, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management. During her time at FMU, she worked as a Writing Consultant for the University. She has also held leadership positions in both the restaurant and travel industries. She currently resides in Conway, SC, and was hired by R. Michael Munden, Esq., P.A. in September of 2013. She is passionate about her job as a legal assistant and loves working at R. Michael Munden, Esq., P.A. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with family, and serving at her church.