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Upcoming Event: Understanding the Securities Laws 2021

July 15, 2021

Upcoming Event: Understanding the Securities Laws 2021
John C. von Lehe, Jr.

John C. von Lehe, Jr.


Liberty Center
151 Meeting Street
Suite 600
Charleston, SC 29401

John focuses his practices in taxation, estate planning, and appellate law.

John focuses his practices in taxation, estate planning, and appellate law.

John C. von Lehe, Jr.

John focuses his practices in taxation, estate planning, and appellate law.


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  • Practice includes local, state and federal tax issues, the preparation of wills and trusts, and matters of probate
  • Concentrates a significant portion of his practice in matters of property tax (including fee–in–lieu of property tax), sales tax, state income tax and economic and tax incentives for new and existing businesses
  • Extensive state & local tax litigation experience

Previous Professional Experience

  • Prior to joining Nelson Mullins Mr. von Lehe was in practice with another leading South Carolina firm
  • In–house counsel with the Rulings Division of the Internal Revenue Service (1970–1971)
  • CPA at C.C. McGregor, CPAs (1978–1980)
  • Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Carolina, where he served as counsel to the South Carolina Tax Commission (1971–1978)

Educational Activities 

  • University of South Carolina
    • Beta Alpha Psi
    • National Accounting Honors Society


  • Washington University in St. Louis, LLM, Taxation (1969)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1968)
    • Member, South Carolina Law Review
  • University of South Carolina, BS (1965)


  • South Carolina

Practice Areas

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  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Estate Planning and Probate Certification Board (1988); Former President, Section of Taxation (1991), South Carolina Bar
  • Trustee and Former President, South Carolina Bar Foundation
  • Member, Commission on Legal Education
  • Board of Trustees, University of South Carolina (1998); (Chairman, 2016–2020)
  • Former Gubernatorial Appointee, Tax Study Commission
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, South Carolina State Museum
  • Board Member; Former Board President, Charleston Museum
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