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John P. Carroll


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John Carroll is an associate in Nexsen Pruet’s Hilton Head office, where he practices with the Real Estate group.

John provides counsel to developers of real property in the South Carolina Lowcountry. John works with the developers of some of South Carolina's most prestigious resort communities throughout Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Daufuskie Island. This experience allows him to help developers complete complex projects from start to finish. John also represents both Buyers and Sellers in commercial real estate transactions throughout South Carolina.

His diverse range of experience includes:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting
  • Drafting of Commercial Leases
  • Drafting of Commercial Covenants and Restrictions
  • Research and Interpretation of Zoning Issues and Development Agreements
  • Drafting and Interpretation of Property Owner Association By-Laws
  • Drafting of Resort Club Membership Documents
  • Issues Related to Marinas and Boat Slips 
  • Regulatory Licensing
  • Regulatory Litigation
  • Legislative Process 


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., cum laude, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Civic & Professional Memberships
  • 14th Circuit Representative: of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer Division
  • Co-Chair of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer Division Membership Events Committee
  • Member of the American Bar Association's 2018 Young Lawyer Division Convention Host Committee
  • Member of Hilton Head Island's Greater Island Council
  • Graduate of the Hilton Head Island - Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2017
  • Member of the Hilton Head Island - Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee
  • Member of the Hilton Head Bar Association (HHBA)
  • Member of the South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Recipient of the Kentucky Colonel, awarded by former Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Steven Lynn Beshear
  • Recipient of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyer Division's President's Award
  • Recipient of the South Carolina Bar's Young Lawyer Division's Star of the Quarter Award
Nexsen Pruet Recognized

Included in the South Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" list in the area of Real Estate Law, 2018

  • Author: "Playing With Scissors: Regulatory Review Task Force Explores Cutting Red Tape," Published in the January 2014 edition of SC Lawyer Magazine
  • Guest lecturer: Battery Creek High School (Beaufort, SC) “The History of Voting Rights in America,” iCivics presentation, September 15, 2016
  • Guest lecturer: Hilton Head High School's 2017 "Power Hour" Event: "Legal Rights of a Minor"
  • Pro Bono Participant in the 2017 in South Carolina Bar's 14th Circuit First Responder Pro Bono Wills Clinic
  • Pro Bono Participant in the American Bar Association's 2018 "Home Safe Home" initiative at St. John's High School

Outside the office, John enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Celia, on the coasts of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Both John and Celia love to photograph South Carolina's stunning landscapes as well as capture every fun moment when they travel. John enjoys his morning workout, which may include paddle boarding, and endurance trail running. John is a marathoner and was his South Carolina 2015 age group champion for a series of half-marathon trail runs sponsored by a nationally known endurance race organizer. John is also a political science nerd and loves to talk politics at all levels regardless of the party or issue. John and Celia do not dare to question the fact that their seemingly adorable puppy, Bogey, is actually the boss and the real head of their household.

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"Working with developers to preserve the beauty of the Lowcountry while making it more accessible to others is both challenging and inspiring. I love what I do and enjoy working with others in the industry. I'm confident that Nexsen Pruet's positive energy is part of what helps our developer clients succeed."