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Government Regulation, Compliance, and Incentives

Government Regulation, Compliance, and Incentives


We assist developers, businesses and industries in securing local, state and federal permits and state and local tax and other economic development incentives.

We help our clients obtain incentives through negotiation and legal agreements with state and local authorities. Our Government team also assists public agencies and private businesses in developing and completing innovatively financed public-private partnership projects.

Our Government  team also works with clients throughout the states of North Carolina and South Carolina in zoning approvals, zoning challenges, environmental permitting and with other regulations affecting business and commerce.

We have a large, multidisciplinary team of seasoned litigators who serve as both advocates and vigilant risk managers with regard to:

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Business licensing and permitting
  • Environmental law
  • Health Care Regulations
  • Labor and employment and EEOC requirements
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Professional ethics and licensing authorities
  • Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulations
  • Tax compliance

Our lawyers have a long history of leadership, in the public sector, serving as officers and directors of state and local Chambers of Commerce, governmental and regulatory advisory boards and economic development organizations.The firm was involved in the development of:

  • The Southern Connector, a 16.5 mile state owned highway in southern Greenville County financed solely through privately issued bonds being repaid with tolls;
  • The BI-LO Arena, a 16,500 seat coliseum in downtown Greenville financed with a combination of public and private resources;
  • McAlister Square, a former shopping mall which now houses the University Center program for Greenville Technical College and seven South Carolina colleges and universities as well as a number of private retail and commercial establishments

Each of our lawyer's e-mail address is provided with his or her biography. If you are not a current client of our firm, you should not e-mail our lawyers with any confidential information or any information about a specific legal matter, given that our firm may presently represent persons or companies who have interests that are adverse to you. If you are not a current client and you e-mail any lawyer in our firm, you do so without any expectation of confidentiality. We will not establish a professional relationship with you via e-mail. Instead, you should contact our firm by telephone so that we can determine whether we are in a position to consult with you about any legal matters before you share any confidential or sensitive information with us.