Brian Kernaghan: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Brian Kernaghan

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Myrtle Beach,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Resort Development
  • Distressed Property and Workout Practice Group
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Corporate
University St. Bernardine of Siena College, B.A., 1968
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1975; New York University, LL.M., 1976
Admitted1975, South Carolina; 1976, New Jersey

Brian F. Kernaghan practices in the areas of real estate, real estate planning, real estate development, taxation and business.

Mr. Kernaghan has been involved in all phases of real estate development including planning, zoning, registration under the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, as well as developing appropriate covenants, conditions, restriction and easements for residential, commercial and mixed-use planned unit developments.

Representative clients have included: Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, Tidewater in North Myrtle Beach, the Cliffs communities in Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties of South Carolina and Henderson and Buncombe Counties, North Carolina. Mr. Kernaghan has also represented various developers in the design and documentation of private, semi-private, and equity membership clubs.

Career Highlights

· Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Mr. Kernaghan was President and General Counsel of Wild Dunes Associates, the former owner and developer of Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, and Dunes West in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., as well as development manager for Queens Harbour in Jacksonville, Fl., and Bent Tree in Raleigh, N.C.


"Several hundred people attended forum on HOA bill"
The Sun News interviewed Nexsen Pruet attorney Brian Kernaghan for an October 14th article entitled "Several hundred people attended forum on HOA bill."

Real Estate Alert
Nexsen Pruet's Real Estate Practice Group wants to provide you with the information and tools you will need to get to dry land unscathed and ready to make your next deal.

Nexsen Pruet Creates Distressed Property and Workout Practice Group
The new group will provide clients with resources, skills and experience to help navigate issues that emerge during periods of economic and financial uncertainty.

Nexsen Pruet Moves to The Market Common in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, SC - Nexsen Pruet announced that the law firm has moved its Myrtle Beach office into a new building at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.


Client Alert: 2010 Tax Act Provides Portability to Reduce the Estate Taxes Paid by Couples
The IRS is offering a new way for surviving spouses to reduce their estate tax bill if their spouse passed away after December 31, 2010.

Client Alert: The Taxation Treatment of Employer-Provided Cell Phones
The Internal Revenue Service has issued long-awaited guidance that clarifies the taxation treatment of employer-provided cell phones or other similar telecommunications equipment.

Client Alert: A Low Cost Option to Voluntarily Reclassify Workers
In September, The IRS announced the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), a voluntary initiative allowing taxpayers the opportunity to change the prospective classification of their workers at a low cost. Taxpayers seeking to apply to the VCSP for the fourth quarter of 2011 must act quickly to meet the initial deadlines set by the IRS.

Real Estate Alert - Summer 2011
The Federal Government has changed the way it regulates and enforces disclosure reports for certain large subdivisions.

Taking Mental Health Days Seriously
Mental Health falls under the ADA.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· American Bar Association

· South Carolina Bar

· Community Associations Institute


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Office Information

Brian Kernaghan

1101 Johnson Avenue, Suite 300
Myrtle BeachSC 29577


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