Exciting News!

As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
Maynard Cooper & Gale. 

Together we are 

Maynard Nexsen Logo

We look forward to serving our clients from 23 offices and with 550 attorneys coast-to-coast.


If there is one industry that demonstrates the scope of Nexsen Pruet, it is transportation.  We work with some of the leading companies in the world on varied and complicated legal issues in the transportation sector.


We are proud to have partnered with Boeing as the company decided to develop a huge facility near Charleston, S.C. to build its 787 Dreamliner.  We helped negotiate economic incentives and assisted with land acquisition, zoning and permitting.  We continue to serve Boeing proudly. 

We also helped a regional start up airline locate in South Carolina.  Whether it is negotiating incentives or dealing with employee grievances, Nexsen Pruet can be of assistance.


When a major employer began looking at South Carolina for a manufacturing facility for off-road vehicles, the company turned to Nexsen Pruet to negotiate economic incentives and to assist with site location, zoning and permitting.   That relationship has continued for some 15 years.

We provide a range of services for businesses in the transportation industry, including:

  • Incentive negotiation
  • Site acquisition
  • Construction law advice
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Contract review
  • Employment and labor law guidance
  • Tax counsel
  • Government representation
  • Public relations and strategic communication
  • Litigation


Nexsen Pruet also has a significant maritime practice.  Our attorneys are actively involved with the Port of Charleston.  We are members of the Maritime Association of the Port of Charleston, the Propeller Club of Charleston and other maritime-related groups.  We represent the Charleston Branch Pilots Association (the Harbor Pilots), the Charleston Navigation Co. and the State Ports Authority. 

We can assist with ship purchases, vessel mortgages, marine finance transactions, insurance, negligence claims and vessel arrests.  Our firm has successfully defended a novel issue involving COGSA package limitation relating to a cargo claim.

Trucking & Distribution

For the trucking industry, we have negotiated economic incentives, handled wrongful death lawsuits, provided real estate services and assisted with regulatory requirements.  We are experienced in trying both accident and product liability cases before juries in both state and federal courts. We focus on serious injury, death and other catastrophic cases, including environmental and chemical spills.

For the railroad industry, we have represented the railroads themselves as well as freight companies and supporting businesses.  Our litigation team has served clients facing lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths and environmental spills.

As you can see, we take great pride in working with leading companies that move us.




  • The Economic Impact of the EV Industry in the Carolinas.

    George Smith discusses the economic impact the electric vehicle industry is having on North Carolina and  the potential for even more growth in the near future.

  • Nexsen Pruet Welcomes Economic Developer Scott Saylor

    Scott Saylor counsels businesses in a variety of industries in corporate matters including economic development initiatives, entity formation, joint ventures, acquisitions, and corporate expansion projects. He joins Nexsen Pruet from the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR), following a 31-year tenure, serving as President since 2000.

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