Fred L. Kingsmore, Jr.: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Fred L. Kingsmore, Jr.

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Federal Taxation
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tax Controversy
University University of South Carolina, B.S., 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1985; New York University, LL.M., 1986
AdmittedU.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; South Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

South Carolina Bar


Fred Kingsmore, Jr. has devoted his career to helping businesses and individuals keep more of the money they earn. As Chair of Nexsen Pruet's Tax Group, he is focused on assuring that clients receive high-quality and timely service.

The South Carolina Supreme Court has Certified Freddie as a Specialist in the areas of Tax Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law and he has served on the South Carolina Taxation Law Specialty Advisory Board.

The majority of his law practice is related to business succession planning, family wealth transfer and estate planning, and administration of complex probate estates, but he also regularly provides advice and counsel relating to controversies with local, state and federal tax authorities as well as corporate tax issues such as mergers and acquisitions.

Freddie received an LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University, his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina and his Juris Doctor from the University's Law School, where he served as Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review.


•Certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in the areas of Tax Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law
•American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - fellow
•Best Lawyers in America - Since 2003: Tax Law & Trusts and Estates
•South Carolina Taxation Law - Specialty Advisory Board (1996-1998)
• Legal Elite of the Midlands - Tax Law, 2012
•Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers for Tax (2013, 2014)

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Related News
Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized By Peers; Twenty-Eight Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List for South Carolina
April 30, 2013


Contributing author of Estate Planning in South Carolina, South Carolina Bar, CLE Division (2002)

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Freddie loves baseball, especially when it comes to watching the South Carolina Gamecocks play at Carolina Stadium. And Omaha! He donates his time and efforts to organizations that promote baseball opportunities to community youth. Freddie is active in his church and community and has served on the boards of several local charitable foundations.


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Office Information

Fred L. Kingsmore, Jr.

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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