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John F. Wall IV


  • (T) 803.771.8900
  • (F) 803.727.1425

John Wall focuses his practice in the areas of financial services, economic development, and state and local taxation (SALT).  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, sales and use tax exemptions, and state and federal energy grant programs and incentives.

Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, John worked as a Summer Associate for the firm drafting memoranda for legal research in the areas of health care, real estate, state and local tax, economic development, and labor and employment.  John also worked as a law clerk and research assistant with two other Columbia firms and a firm in Savannah, Georgia, before joining Nexsen Pruet.



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
  • West Point Society of Columbia, SC - Board Member
  • United Way Attorney Division Campaign Co-Chair
John Recognized

CALI awards for Legal Research, Analysis & Writing I, Appellate Advocacy, and Interview, Negotiation & Counseling

Prior to law school, John attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he swam at the Division I level for Army and received a Bachelor of Arts in International Law in 2006.  After completing the 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 Platoon Leader and Company Executive Office with 1st Ranger Battalion. 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.


John authored 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).

John presented at Nexsen Pruet's Economic Development Seminar: NC vs. SC, Topic: GASB 77

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

"The nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." - Thucydides