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Nexsen Pruet Fuels Growth in Greenville:

Firm Adds Real Estate & Economic Development Attorney Jim Warren

April 3, 2017

In a move that further underscores Nexsen Pruet’s strategy to strengthen the legal services available to Upstate businesses, the firm announced today that Jim Warren has joined its Greenville location as a member (partner) in the Real Estate and Economic Development practice groups. 

Warren’s arrival marks a critical step in the continued growth of and focus on Nexsen Pruet’s Greenville office, which most recently welcomed employment lawyers and commercial business litigators Mark Bakker and Sarah Sloan Batson.

Leighton Lord, Chairman of Nexsen Pruet, said Warren has a blend of qualifications that clients in the Greenville area value. 

“Real estate and economic development transactions are complex, and businesses need trusted legal counsel who can turn strategic promises into tangible successes,” Lord said.  “Jim is that attorney.  He has a unique depth of knowledge and broad base of capabilities you just don’t see often.  We’re proud to have him on board.” 

Warren represents lenders, investors, developers, and public and private companies. With a background in real estate law that spans more than two decades, he helps clients navigate the development and acquisition of retail, industrial, and commercial properties. 

Warren further has a distinct understanding of state and local tax incentives that ensures clients can identify the right location and optimal benefit for their projects.  He is also well versed in real estate litigation, financing, leasing, tax-deferred exchanges, and contributions of properties.  

Warren earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is admitted to practice in South Carolina and Georgia.


Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 190 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.