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John Bruton


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John Bruton focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law and securities as well as commercial real estate.

John's experience includes matters involving:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • entity formation
  • corporate governance
  • corporate and real estate finance
  • commercial lending
  • business transactions
  • real estate transactions
  • commercial leasing

John earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  In law school, he served as a senior board member on the South Carolina Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif, Order of the Wig and Robe, and the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. 



University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2013

Washington and Lee University, B.A. in European history, 2008

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CALI Awards for Excellence in Business Corporations and Wills, Trusts, and Estates


John authored The Rise and Fall of Crossmann: The South Carolina Supreme Court’s Double Take on Whether a CGL Insurance Policy Covers Progressive Property Damage Resulting From Faulty Workmanship, 63 S.C. L. Rev. 887 (2012). 

John also authored numerous case summaries of opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

Outside of the office, John enjoys playing golf with family and friends.  John also enjoys running, fishing, reading, and supporting USC athletics. 

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