- Real Estate Law
- Distressed Property and Workouts
- Land Use and Zoning
- Resort Development
- Economic Development
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- State and Local Taxation
- Tax Exempt Organizations
- Tax Law
- Corporate Law
- Banking and Finance
- Public Finance
- Financial Services
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Real Estate
|University ||Wofford College, B.A. in Finance, 1991|
|Law School||University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1998; New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 2000|
|Admitted||South Carolina; Georgetown County; Horry County|
Civic & Professional Memberships
•South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation, Board of Directors, 2015-2018
•Medical University of South Carolina, Board of Visitors
•Wofford College President's Advisory Board Member
•American Bar Association
•Friends of Brookgreen Gardens, Past President
•Liberty Fellowship of SC, Class of 2008
•Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee (2008-Present); Secretary (2009-present)
•Coastal Carolina University E. Craig Wall College of Business Administration, Board of Directors (2008-2009)
•Coastal Carolina University, Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Board of Directors (2005-2008)
•Low Country Day School, Board of Trustees (2007-2010)
•Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Grand Strand Graduate
•Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member/Executive Committee and Chairman of the Legislative Policy Council; Mitigation Committee Leader, Myrtle Beach Area Recovery Council/Long-Term Recovery Task Force and Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee
•Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board (2010-July 2011)
•Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County, Board of Directors (2005-2007)
•SC Alzheimer's Association, Board of Directors (2004-2005)
•Governor's Commission on Management, Accountability and Performance, Subcommittee (2003)
•Prince George Property Owners Association, Vice President (2001-2005)
•SC Captive Insurance Association, Board Member (2005-2007)
•BCI Insurance Services, Board Member (2005-2007)
Committed to my client's success.
Franklin Daniels is a results-driven leader in and out of the law firm setting. His broad background in tax, banking and financing, corporate America and real estate law has provided him with a wealth of experience that he puts to work every day for his clients in a number of different capacities.
His practice includes bringing new business to the coast of South Carolina as well as the Carolinas in general, real estate tax planning and tax appeals, real estate development and related agreements, contracts and leases, assisting local and Fortune 500 companies with operations, structuring and economic development incentives, and assisting lenders and borrowers in all types of financing, as well as advising on other complex business matters.
With Franklin’s thorough understanding of real estate transactions and corporate negotiations, he successfully represents businesses with real estate development, zoning, sales, government approvals, non-profit and tax-exempt issues, state and local government taxation matters, military housing privatization and hotel and convention center projects.
Leadership for NP
Franklin is the Managing Member of the firm’s Myrtle Beach office. In that capacity, he oversees the office structure and day-to-day operations. He makes certain the office works together to achieve the firm goals and strategy.
Additionally, Franklin is Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group with 23 deep rooted real estate attorneys in eight offices across the Carolinas. The firm appointed Franklin to this position in 2011 and since then he has been a driving force for the group, a mentor to many and a valuable and commendable asset to the real estate practice and the firm’s management team.
Leadership in the Community
Franklin has served as a leader in the community throughout his entire career. He was recently appointed to the board of visitors for the Medical University of South Carolina. He served on the board of directors of the E. Craig Wall College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University and was a member of the school’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts Board of Visitors for several years prior to this appointment.
Additionally, he is a past president of the Friends of Brookgreen Gardens; a past chairman of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors; a former member of its Executive Committee and its Legislative Policy Council; a member of the Executive Committee of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation; a former member of the Low Country Day School Board of Trustees; and a past board member of the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Association Palmetto Chapter and the Georgetown County Habitat for Humanity.
Franklin also served on a subcommittee of Gov. Mark Sanford’s Commission on Management, Accountability and Performance, and was a member of the board of directors of the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association and BCI Insurance Services, L.L.C. He was also a member of the Class of 2008 of the Liberty Fellowship Program of South Carolina.
•Listed in Chambers & Partners USA - Leading Individual in Real Estate Law, 2013-2015
Speaking & Writing
• Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top in the Carolinas; Legal Guide Recognizes Sixteen Attorneys and Six Practice Areas
May 27, 2013
• Franklin Daniels Appointed to the Medical University of South Carolina Board of Visitors
February 15, 2013
• Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top Firms in the Carolinas
May 29, 2014
• Design code: Red brick, yes. Brick red paint, no.
June 19, 2014
• Franklin Daniels Appointed to SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation Board
July 14, 2015
•Co-author, South Carolina State Tax Traps And Pitfalls, South Carolina Lawyer magazine, May 2013
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Franklin and his wife LeAnne live in Pawley’s Island with their two children, William and Caroline. Franklin enjoys spending time with his family, boating, hunting, cooking, entertaining and traveling. He attends Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church and is an avid collector of unique wines. (Also at Charleston Office)
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