Franklin Daniels Joins Nexsen Pruet; Expands Real Estate Group

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – February 1, 2008 – Franklin Daniels, whose broad-based real estate, corporate and economic development experience spans both the corporate and the law firm settings, has joined Nexsen Pruet as Special Counsel and will work in the Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC offices.

Daniels will concentrate his practice in multiple areas within the Real Estate Group. His background includes matters related to general business transactions, economic development and incentives, public finance, non-profit and tax-exempt issues, state and local government taxation, and hotel and convention center projects.

Previously, Daniels served in a number of high-ranking capacities at Burroughs and Chapin Company, Inc., a broadly diversified Myrtle Beach real estate development firm. These included Senior Vice President and General Counsel; Chief Legal and Strategic Planning Officer; and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer.

Prior to that, he was with a large business law firm in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, where his focus was on corporate, real estate, tax, and economic development matters.  Daniels also worked for several years with Bank of America before going to law school.

Daniels is deeply involved in the state and local community. He was recently appointed to the board of directors of the E. Craig Wall College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University and was a member of the school’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts Board of Visitors for several years prior to this appointment.

Additionally, he is the current president of the Friends of Brookgreen Gardens; a member of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Policy Council; a board member of Low Country Day School; and a past board member of the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Association Palmetto Chapter and the Georgetown County Habitat for Humanity.

Daniels also served on a subcommittee of Gov. Mark Sanford’s Commission on Management, Accountability and Performance, and was a member of the board of directors of the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association and BCI Insurance Services, L.L.C.  He was a member of the Class of 2008 Liberty Fellowship program of South Carolina and hopes to complete the program sometime in the future.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Wofford College and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  During law school, he was awarded the Order of the Coif, Order of the Wig and Robe and received several CALI awards.  In addition, he was the Managing Editor of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal.  Daniels also has an LL.M. in taxation from New York University.

Daniels lives in Pawleys Island with his wife LeAnne and their two children, William and Caroline.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 170 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.
Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues. 

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