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August 26, 2019

Nelson Mullins’ John Hagerty Elected to Lead Regional Development Alliance

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Regional Development Alliance has elected John B. Hagerty, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Charleston, S.C. office, as its chairman for a two-year-term.

Hagerty has long been involved in the Charleston-area community, including in not-for-profit work, economic development, and preservation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Spoleto Festival USA, an annual 17-day performing arts festival in Charleston. He formerly chaired the Board of Directors of the Patriots Point Development Authority, which oversees development and operation of a golf course, hotels, the U.S. Medal of Honor Museum, and the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

His practice focuses on the areas of corporate and real estate law. Hagerty regularly counsels clients on corporate management, as well as contract development and drafting. He has represented start-up companies and innovators at every stage, from establishing a corporation to developing employment agreements, establishing employee stock option plans, and negotiating leases.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.

About the Charleston Regional Development Alliance

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) is a professional economic development organization representing Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. With a large and growing network of business, academic, and governmental partners, the CRDA directly assists companies with competitive location or expansion projects by connecting them with the right people, the appropriate resources, and the most meaningful and relevant information. The CRDA promotes the Charleston region’s business, academic, and lifestyle strengths worldwide to attract the world’s best companies, entrepreneurs, and professional talent. Ultimately, the goal is to strengthen regional employment, build our base of high-value industries, and significantly improve the economic future for all who live and work in the greater Charleston area.



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