Veteran Economic Development Attorney Edward Kluiters Joins Nelson Mullins

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 26, 2017)-Veteran economic development attorney Edward G. Kluiters is joining Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as a partner in the Columbia office.

Mr. Kluiters has almost three decades of experience in working closely with state and local development authorities and governments in advising businesses and industries on various economic incentives, site acquisition, and financing, and in addressing business, contract, and other issues as they arise. Mr. Kluiters has represented numerous domestic and foreign clients including companies from Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Korea.

“Edward will be an excellent addition to our economic development team,” said Nelson Mullins Managing Partner James K. Lehman. “He is a well-known and respected advisor in economic development matters, and we look forward to the opportunity to work with him.”

George B. Wolfe, chair of the Firm’s Economic Development Practice Group, said, “We are excited to have Edward join us, and I am excited to have him join me as co-chair of our practice group. Edward’s addition will significantly strengthen the depth and breadth of our economic development practice in South Carolina and elsewhere.”  Mr. Wolfe also added that James L. “Jay” Rogers, a partner in the Firm’s Greenville office, would become vice chair of the practice group.

Nelson Mullins’ Economic Development Practice Group includes 24 attorneys based in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. The group helps domestic and international companies negotiate and obtain tax and other incentives for new and expanded operations and also assists such companies in areas such as corporate, tax, finance, environmental, real estate, employment and labor, immigration, international trade, contracts, construction, and intellectual property law.

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