Ric Tapp: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Ric Tapp

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Charleston,  SC  U.S.A.
Phone843.577.9440

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Practice Areas

  • Admiralty/Maritime
  • Alternative Energy Law
  • Corporate
  • Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Litigation
  • Public Policy & Governmental Affairs
 
University The Citadel, B.S., 1985; Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, M.B.A., 1990
 
Law SchoolThe University of South Carolina, J.D., 1990
 
Admitted1990, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
 
Biography

Ric Tapp frequently practices with the Firm's Economic Development team and is a member of the Firm's Public Policy and Government Affairs practice team and the Business Litigation practice group. As part of the former, in 2009, Mr. Tapp was a member of the team responsible for procuring economic development incentives for The Boeing Company and was credited by the State's Legislative Leadership for his successful role in that regard. Senator McConnell, then President Pro Tempore of the Senate, publically thanked Mr. Tapp personally for his role in the Boeing transaction in a letter to the Editor of the Charleston Post & Courier. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce subsequently honored Mr. Tapp (along with Senators McConnell, Leatherman, Grooms, Campbell, and the Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell) for his, "leadership and commitment in advancing the economy of South Carolina by working tirelessly to negotiate the incentive package that resulted in the Boeing 787 Expansion Aircraft Assembly plant in North Charleston resulting in the single largest capital investment in South Carolina history." More recently, in 2013, Mr. Tapp was responsible for working with The Boeing Company to negotiate and procure economic development incentives for Boeing's $1.2 billion expansion in North Charleston. Mr. Tapp was also a member of the team that successfully represented MeadWestvaco Corporation's Community Development and Land Management Group and the Rockefeller Group in procuring economic development incentives for a tire manufacturer's distribution center in Berkeley County. Mr. Tapp has negotiated the economic development incentives for companies investing, in aggregate, over $3.3 billion in projects in South Carolina. Additionally, Mr. Tapp was a member of the Nexsen Pruet team that played an integral role in securing matching funds totaling $53 million which resulted in Clemson University being awarded a $45 million U.S. Department of Energy grant for the off-shore wind turbine test facility at the Restoration Institute site in North Charleston. As a member of the business litigation group, Mr. Tapp is licensed before the state and federal courts having jurisdiction over South Carolina - including the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also licensed before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the U.S. Tax Court; and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Career Highlights

· S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank - Former Board Member and Corporate Secretary, 2001-2012

· Appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem to serve as Chairman of the S.C. Senate Advisory Committee on Economic Development (2009)

· Appointed by the Senate Transportation Chairman to serve on the eight-member S.C. Study Committee on Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation (2008)

· The Order of the Palmetto - Awarded for legal services performed for the benefit of South Carolina's citizens (2000)

· University of South Carolina School of Law - Compleat Lawyer Award, Gold Category (2010)

· Selected as a member of the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2009

· Clemson Advancement Foundation - Former Trustee, Board of Trustees

· Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce - Former Member, Board of Directors

News

"Winning Boeing - Serendipitous encounter pulled Wilkins into hunt for Boeing"
"Winning Boeing - Serendipitous encounter pulled Wilkins into hunt for Boeing" is the cover story of the May 14th edition of the Columbia Regional Business Report. Veteran reporter Jim Hammond detailed the important role Nexsen Pruet attorney Billy Wilkins played in bringing the aerospace manufacturing giant to South Carolina.

"1st S.C.-made Boeing Dreamliner to roll out April 27"
"When I think back to the days when we were huddled around that conference table, Boeing was just a hope," (Lt. Gov. Glenn) McConnell said last week, referring to the summer 2009 meetings in the downtown law offices of Nexsen Pruet that brought Boeing to the Palmetto State.

"S.C. sends delegation, business leaders to air show"
After returning from the Paris Air Show, Nexsen Pruet attorney Leighton Lord told The Charleston Regional Business Journal about how the Palmetto state is seen "as a growing hub in the aviation industry."

(Video)"Boeing opens new North Charleston assembly plant"
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Boeing plant in North Charleston on June 10th, South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell told the audience "It was just a few short years ago when we met at Nexsen Pruet and looked at the concept with the officials from Boeing. Look what this State has achieved as a team."

Bob Coble to Co-Chair Alternative Energy Group
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that former Columbia Mayor, Bob Coble, will lead the firm's Alternative Energy Team along with Charleston attorney, Ric Tapp.

"Summit urges united front to diversify area's economic engine"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Ric Tapp was a panelist at the Lowcountry Regional Jobs Summit on August 10-11, 2010.

USC Law School to Honor Ric Tapp with Prestigious Award
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that Ric Tapp, a member (partner) in the firm's Charleston office, has been selected as a 2010 Gold Compleat Lawyer.

Attorneys Honored for Work on Boeing Deal
The Charleston Metro Chamber recognized Nexsen Pruet attorneys Stephanie Yarbrough and Ric Tapp at the annual Legislative Reception.

"For a moment, Boeing brought accord in Columbia"
The November 9th edition of GSA Business features an article entitled "For a moment, Boeing brought accord in Columbia." Nexsen Pruet board chairman spoke to reporter Mike Fitts about how "South Carolina's power structure can function well."

Media Reports on 1st Boeing Contract
The S.C. Department of Commerce has announced the design-to-build contract for the new Boeing in North Charleston.

"Thanking a behind-the-scenes player"
S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Glenn McConnell authored a letter to the editor in the November 6, 2009 edition of Charleston's The Post and Courier. McConnell thanked Nexsen Pruet attorney Ric Tapp for his role in the Boeing deal.

"Bringing Boeing to S.C. - THE ART OF THE DEAL"
The Charleston Post and Courier references Nexsen Pruet's role in the Boeing deal in an article entitled "Bringing Boeing to S.C. - THE ART OF THE DEAL."

"Former federal judge played pivotal role in landing Boeing"
The Greenville News reports on Billy Wilkins' role in the Boeing deal in an article entitled "Former federal judge played pivotal role in landing Boeing."

"Sanford signs incentive legislation into law"
State leaders thank Ric Tapp and Nexsen Pruet attorneys for working to negotiate the Boeing incentives package that was approved by the South Carolina legislature.

Nexsen Pruet Plays Key Role in Deal to Bring Boeing to South Carolina
Nexsen Pruet attorneys played a key role in helping aircraft maker Boeing land new jobs in South Carolina.

Nexsen Pruet: Only Law Firm Listed for North and South Carolina in "Trade Allies" Directory
The new edition of Southern Business & Development magazine features the "1st Annual Trade Allies Directory." Nexsen Pruet is the only law firm listed in both North and South Carolina.

Publications

Seminar Materials - Legislative Update
These presentations and materials are from the Nexsen Pruet Economic Development Seminar held on June 21, 2013, "Legislative Update".

Major Victories for City Priorities in American Recovery Conference Agreement: Report #2
Major Victories for City Priorities in American Recovery Conference Agreement: Report #2

Stimulus Spending Breakdown by State and Category
Stimulus Spending Breakdown by State and Category

Major Victories for City Priorities in American Recovery Conference Agreement: Report #1
Major Victories for City Priorities in American Recovery Conference Agreement: Report #1

Top 10 Law Firms that Understand Economic Development
Nexsen Pruet is named among the top law firms in the Southeast for economic development - and is the only law firm listed in South Carolina.

Events

Lowcountry Regional Jobs Summit

Bluffton-Hardeeville Business Council Quarterly Luncheon

Boeing Supplier Incentives Briefing and Reception

Civic & Professional Memberships

· Charleston Chamber of Commerce

· Charleston County Bar Association

· Defense Research Institute

· South Carolina Bar

· South Carolina Defense Attorneys Association

· South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association

 
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Ric Tapp

205 King Street, Suite 400
CharlestonSC 29401




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