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John F. Wall IV


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John Wall focuses his practice in the areas of economic development, commercial real estate, public financing, entity formation, commercial leasing, and general corporate matters.  John has experience assisting clients in matters involving fee-in-lieu of tax agreements, special source revenue bonds and credits, multi-county business/industrial parks, job tax credits, job development credits, income tax credits, property tax exemptions, and sales and use tax exemptions. 

John earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law and held several leadership positions including serving as Chair of the Honor Council, Managing Editor of the South Carolina Law Review, President of the Service Members and Veterans in Law organization, and a member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. 



University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2015

United States Military Academy, B.A. in International Law, 2006

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships
  • Central SC, Committee of 100 - Membership Committee Member
  • Urban Land Institute – SC Midlands – Executive Committee
  • West Point Society of Columbia – Secretary and Board Member
  • United Way Campaign – Attorney’s Division Chair
  • South Carolina Bar – Military & Veterans’ Law Section – Board Member
  • S.C. Economic Developer’s Association
  • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court - Past Student Member
  • CALI Awards for:
    • Legal Research, Analysis & Writing
    • Interview, Negotiation & Counseling
    • Appellate Advocacy
  • Claude M. Sapp Award for Leadership
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court – Student Member

After graduating from West Point, John was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army and graduated from the Basic Officer Leaders Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne School and the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course.  John immediately deployed to Afghanistan and was assigned command of an Airborne Infantry platoon where he led his unit on numerous counter-insurgency missions for a twelve month deployment.  Upon returning from his first deployment, John was hand-picked to attend assessment training to join the 75th Ranger Regiment and was selected to become a Battalion Training Officer, Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with 1st Ranger Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia. While there, he led his Platoon and Company on special operation raids and hostage rescue missions during one deployment to Iraq and three more deployments to Afghanistan.

John was awarded the Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge and four Army Commendation Medals.  Additionally, John and his unit earned the Presidential Unit Award and Valorous Unit Award for their actions in combat on two separate deployments to Afghanistan. This was the first time a Presidential Unit Award has been awarded to a Ranger unit since the Vietnam War.

  • 2018 South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association 28th Annual Seminar - Presenter: Economic Development in the Palmetto State, Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Union County Development Board: New Board Member Orientation and Information Session II - Presenter: Economic Development Incentives 101, April 20, 2018
  • Economic Development Seminar: NC v. SC and Federal Tax Law Update - Presenter: Tax and Economic Development Rankings, March 9, 2018
  • 2018 SC Bar Convention / Government Law Section – Presenter: Economic Development: Hot Topics and Case Studies, January 19, 2018
  • Urban Land Institute Tax Incentives/Real Estate Lightning Talks - Presenter: Property Tax Basics and Incentives and Abandoned Buildings/ Textile Revitalization Credits, Aug. 29, 2017
  • Nexsen Pruet's Realtors Continuing Education Seminar – Presenter: State Tax Rankings, June 23, 2017  
  • Nexsen Pruet's Economic Development Seminar: Economic Development Fundamentals – Presenter: S.C. Rankings
  • Nexsen Pruet's Economic Development Seminar: NC vs. SC – Presenter: GASB 77, Nov. 6, 2015
  • John’s Student Note, The Veterans Treatment Court Program Act: South Carolina's Opportunity to Provide Services for Those Who Have Served, 65 S.C.L. Rev. 879 (2014), was selected for publication in the S.C. Law Review

Outside the office, John spends his time attempting to relax with his wife (Rachael), daughter (Piper) and son (Jack). However, he is often found running around town with Piper and Jack in tow from one adventure to the next. John also enjoys supporting Alabama and USC athletics, fishing, hunting, running, swimming, working out, golf, and generally any other type of activity outdoors.

Sua sponte – is a creed that I continue to live by as I have transitioned into the legal profession.  I pride myself on taking a proactive approach for my clients and having contingency plans for any relevant obstacles to achieve my clients’ goals in the most efficient manner.”