Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

1230 Main Street
Suite 700
Columbia, South Carolina 29201, United States
Contact: Jackie Spivey, Business Development/Communications Manager
Phone: 919-573-7437
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Justice Department reverses course on marijuana enforcement: What it means for employers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently issued a guidance memorandum rescinding several Obama-era Justice Department memoranda regarding federal marijuana enforcement…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

John Doe Removals to Federal Court – Not so Fast!

In a recent decision of Brown v. Doe, 2018 WL 316714, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina remanded a John Doe action to the state court. Briefly, Plaintiff, who was driving her employer’s vehicle, was…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Legislators respond to recent sexual harassment scandals by introducing bills to ban arbitration in sex bias cases

Many employers rely on pre-dispute arbitration agreements, usually entered at the beginning of employment, to resolve disputes that may arise during employment in binding and private arbitration rather than in public litigation…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

South Carolina's Statute of Repose - A look by the United States District Court

S.C Code §15-3-640, provides, in pertinent part: No actions to recover damages based upon or arising out of the defective or unsafe condition of an improvement to real property may be brought more than eight years after…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Comparison: Chapter 11 vs Chapter 12 vs Chapter 13

A chart providing an overview and comparison of the major facets of an individual Chapter 11 reorganization case, a Chapter 12 adjustment of debts of a family farmer or fisherman with regular annual income, and a Chapter 13…more
 /  Bankruptcy

Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements No Longer Tax Deductible

The tax law signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017, does not only change tax brackets and rates—it also reflects changes brought in the aftermath of many highly publicized sexual harassment scandals. Effective upon…more
 /  Administrative Law, Taxation

New Year, New NLRB

As we enter the New Year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is under new leadership and has begun returning the nation to a more balanced labor policy. The NLRB is responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California's New Form I-9 Laws Probably Affect You, Too

Several of our clients have operations in California and their HR teams are often tasked with supporting facilities and employees that are based in California. Yet another important California difference is what employers must…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

New Year, New Changes to North Carolina's Business Annual Report Laws

Businesses and corporate attorneys take note: Effective January 1, 2018, there will be a major change to the Business Annual Report filing requirements in North Carolina…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

If You Build It, They May Sue - Floor Plans, Elevations and Copyright Infringement

You see them everywhere — Internet sites, open houses, Parade of Homes, and builders and designers providing copies of architectural works, floor plans, and depictions of home exteriors (sometimes called elevations) on which…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Real Estate - Residential

When the Clock Strikes Twelve on FMLA Leave

Employers often assume that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows them to terminate employees who fail to return to work after any leave that has a specified end date, or who have exhausted their leave. Depending on…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

2017 Employment and Labor Law Final Exam Answer Key

Thank you to everyone who participated in Nexsen Pruet’s 2017 Employment and Labor Law Final Exam. We hope the exam was challenging and informative. Congratulations to our winners for being selected from the pool of perfect…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Legal Malpractice – a Cautionary Carol

Sometime prior to 2009, a lawyer closed his law practice in South Carolina and moved to another state. Unfortunately, his ghost remains in South Carolina, providing cautionary tales this Christmas season for all lawyers. Based…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Professional Malpractice

How "Highest and Best Use" Can Substantially Impact Just Compensation for Landowners

The taking of private property for public use is referred to as condemnation or eminent domain. While federal, state, and municipal governments may unilaterally take private property for public use, landowners are…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New NLRB General Counsel Signals Policy Shift

Peter Robb, the newly appointed general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), issued a memorandum on December 1, 2017 that suggests he may revisit some of the NLRB’s policy decisions rendered under the Obama…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law
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