Nexsen Pruet Completes MoveTo New Offices in First Citizens Building

August 8, 2007

Columbia, SC — Nexsen Pruet announced today that the firm’s Columbia office has completed its move to the new First Citizens Center at 1230 Main St., Suite 700.

The move involved more than 200 people, and technology systems which support the firm’s seven offices located throughout North and South Carolina. 

“Considering we’d been in our previous location for almost 20 years, the relocation came off pretty seamlessly,” said W. Leighton Lord III, Chairman of the Board of Nexsen Pruet. “Nobody missed a beat, and we’re really happy to be in a place that will accommodate our growth, deliver some significant technological advantages, and allow us to dedicate more space for clients.”

The First Citizens Center, completed in 2006, represents a significant investment in downtown Columbia. It includes a nine-story tower and a plaza space, as well as 170,000 square feet of office space. The bank’s executive offices, its Columbia Main office, and several business lines and operations departments are housed there.

First Citizens has built a fantastic building,” said Lord. “The look of the building fits wonderfully into the downtown landscape, and the outside plaza is a beautiful addition to the area.  We are proud to be a tenant.

And like Nexsen Pruet, First Citizens has deep roots in the Carolinas.  For close to 100 years, First Citizens Bank and Trust has served residents and businesses in South Carolina.  We warmly welcome our friends at Nexsen Pruet to the First Citizens Center,” said Jim Apple, Chairman and CEO of First Citizens.  Our shared roots in the community makes their presence a great fit and we are delighted they will be our neighbors.

Nexsen Pruet occupies part of the fourth floor and all of the fifth, sixth, and seventh floors in the First Citizens building.

Nexsen Pruet’s phone number will remain the same, (803) 771-8900, as will its post office box, P.O. Drawer 2426, Columbia, 29202.

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 180 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.  For further information, visit

First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc. is the parent company of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc, and The Exchange Bank of South Carolina, Inc. First Citizens Bank offers services in commercial and retail banking through its 166 offices in South Carolina and Georgia. As of March 31, 2007, First Citizens Bancorporation had total consolidated assets of $6.11 billion. For more information, visit the First Citizens web site at