Brian A. Autry: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Brian A. Autry

Special Counsel
Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Manufacturing
  • Alternative Energy Law
  • Startups - Innovation Team
  • Energy
University University of South Carolina, B.A., 1997
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 2001
Admitted2001, South Carolina

Brian Autry's law practice is focused primarily on construction, commercial contracts, litigation and alternative energy.

Mr. Autry was an associate at Nexsen Pruet from 2001 to 2008. From 2008 to 2011, he was General Counsel for a private equity funded alternative energy start-up company, where he managed all of the company's legal affairs and served as corporate secretary as well as a member of the executive management team.

Mr. Autry's background and versatility make him an asset to his clients. His prior participation in the management of a company gives him insight into client needs and challenges, and his legal experience covers a range of areas, including:

· General Corporate

· Private Equity

· Employment and Labor

· Insurance

· Agriculture

· Government Relations

· Real Estate

Mr. Autry earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina. As an undergrad, he played football and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Mr. Autry is a native of Columbia and attended Spring Valley High School. He remains active in the community through church and various civic activities.

Career Highlights

· Moot Court Bar

· Order of the Barristers

· Order of the Wig and Robe


Nexsen Pruet Adds to Alternative Energy Experience; Brian Autry Rejoins the Firm
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that Brian A. Autry has rejoined the firm's Columbia office. Autry comes back to the firm after working as General Counsel for Osage Bio Energy, LLC in Richmond, Virginia, where he handled the legal work and was a member of the executive management team.


Arbitration or Arbitrary? A Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Arbitrate Construction Disputes
As a general rule, I am almost convinced that all disputes in the construction context should be settled by arbitration. Arbitration offers the opportunity for cost savings and the selection of a fact finder who will understand the subject matter, listen to all sides, and try to render an award that is fair and is in line with the facts.

· Beyond His Power to Build It: Who Is to Blame for the Overbudget Project?


Mr. Autry co-presented "Alternative Energy 101: What every construction lawyer needs to know..." at the American Bar Association Construction Forum Annual Meeting in April of 2009.


Construction Law Breakfast Briefing - Advanced Lien & Bond Law: What You Need to Know When it Matters

Civic & Professional Memberships

· South Carolina Bar

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Office Information

Brian A. Autry

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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