Exciting News!

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

Together we are 

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


Brian Kernaghan passed away suddenly at home on May 27. He was 73 years old. Born in Bronxville, NY on September 17, 1944, he graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, NY in 1968. He served 4 years in the Navy as a writer and photographer. Brian earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina and LLM in Tax from NYU Law School. 

Brian enjoyed a distinguished career in law that lasted over 40 years and included an eight year stint as president and general counsel of Wild Dunes and Dunes West. Brian worked the last 24 years as a partner for Nexsen Pruet representing clients all over the United States. He was highly regarded by his clients, colleagues and members of the community.

Brian wasn't just a great lawyer, he also enjoyed photography and playing guitar at church. Brian was a very active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant, Church of the Resurrection in Surfside, SC and most recently Christ The Redeemer in Pendleton, SC.


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