Tushar Chikhlikar Accepted to Leadership Columbia

August 29, 2007

Charleston, SC – August 28, 2007 — Tushar Chikhlikar, an associate in Nexsen Pruet’s Columbia office, has been accepted to the 2007 – 2008 class of Leadership Columbia, a program sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Chikhlikar practices with the firm’s banking and finance group, concentrating on economic development.  He also has experience in complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on matters involving antitrust issues and unfair business practices.

He earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina and his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar Association, the Richland County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Additionally, Chikhlikar serves on the board of directors of Columbia Opportunity Resource and the board of trustees of the Workshop Theatre of South Carolina, and is a member of the South Carolina Hospitality Association.

For more than 30 years, Leadership Columbia has helped develop the professional skills of its participants so they can assume roles of leadership and example and in both their professional lives and in their community.

Participants of the program also gain a better understanding of how their community works, are afforded the opportunity to build relationships with current leaders and future leaders, and discover how they can best use their talents to make a difference in the community.

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, see www.nexsenpruet.com.