CHARELSTON, SC – December 15, 2009 – The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee elected Nexsen Pruet attorney Neil C. Robinson Jr., as its new Chairman on December 14.
Robinson is the firm’s managing member (partner) of the Charleston office. His term as EOC chairman begins immediately. Robinson replaces Harold Stowe, who has served as chairman since February 2006.
“I look forward to chairing this Committee of outstanding legislators, education and business leaders who are committed to replicating the many excellent schools in South Carolina” said Robinson. “Our ultimate goal is to prepare all of our children to be competitive in the emerging global economy.”
Neil Robinson focuses his legal practice primarily in the areas of real estate and economic development. In recent months, he’s worked one several major deals. He was part of the team of Nexsen Pruet attorneys who negotiated incentive packages for Boeing’s Dreamliner commercial aircraft assembly plant, and a new distribution center in Berkeley County for the Rockefeller Group/MeadWestvaco venture. He was also a member of the firm’s team that helped secure matching funds totaling $53 million that resulted in Clemson University being awarded a $45 million grant for the off-shore wind turbine test facility at the Restoration Institute site in North Charleston.
The South Carolina EOC is an independent, non-partisan group made up of 18 educators, business leaders, and elected officials. Since its creation in 1998, the committee has been dedicated to reporting facts, measuring change, and promoting progress within South Carolina’s education system.
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. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, 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. For further information, see www.nexsenpruet.com.