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Julian ("Jay") Hennig III

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Start-ups
  • Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Retail
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Crisis Management
  • Agribusiness
University Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1986
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1989
Admitted1989, South Carolina

Civic & Professional MembershipsIndian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Past President
•Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
•Carolina Children's Home, Former Director
•South Carolina Philharmonic, Former Trustee
•American Bar Association
•Richland County Bar Association
•South Carolina Bar Association
•Eastminster Presbyterian Church - Columbia, SC


Jay Hennig has more than two decades of experience in the securities, corporate, limited liability company, partnership, and mergers and acquisitions areas. He assists clients in a wide range of business transactions, including securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as financings of all sizes. He forms and advises private entities, joint ventures, partnerships, and limited liability companies. As the leader of the firm's public securities practice area, he also advises and serves as outside general and securities counsel to a number of public entities. Jay also aids private companies in raising capital in securities offerings which are either registered or exempt from the registration requirements.

Since 2003, Jay has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in both the corporate law and securities law areas. He previously served as the chairman of the firm's corporate practice group, and is also a member of the firm's legal opinions committee.

Jay is a member of the South Carolina Bar's legislative committees involving limited liability company and corporate law issues. He is a frequent speaker on various corporate, limited liability company and securities topics. Jay is also the published reporter for the State of South Carolina in the State Limited Liability Company & Partnership Laws treatise.

Active in the local community, Jay has served in leadership roles with several charitable organizations, including as President of the Indian Waters Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Jay received a B.A. degree in economics from Washington & Lee University and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review.


Best Lawyers in America since 2003
•Corporate Law
•Litigation - Securities
•Securities/Capital Markets Law
•Securities Regulation

Speaking & Writing

Related Events

2014 In-House Counsel Ethics Seminar
October 31, 2014


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Julian ("Jay") Hennig III

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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