Ed Hughes: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Ed Hughes

Hilton Head Island,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Distressed Property and Workout Practice Group
  • Hospitality Law
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Title Claims
  • Resort Development
  • Hospitality & Tourism
University Clemson University, B.A., 1971
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Edward M. Hughes focuses his practice in the areas of business law, land use law, real estate development, interstate land sales, banking and creditor's rights and commercial and residential transactions.

Mr. Hughes has been involved in several large real estate developments in the Beaufort County and Jasper County areas, including Hilton Head Plantation, Indigo Run Plantation, Wexford Plantation, Port Royal Plantation and Shipyard Plantation. Most recently, Mr. Hughes was involved in the acquisition and development of Palmetto Bluff, a 20,000 acre development in southern Beaufort County, South Carolina and the 5,500 acre Hardeeville Tract, in Jasper County, South Carolina.

He has also been involved in the acquisition and development of several projects in other areas of the country, including Aspen Glen and Coryell Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado; Sagamore in Indianapolis, Indiana; Rose Creek in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; The Traditions Club (Texas A&M) in College Station/Bryan, Texas; and The Georgia Tech Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Hughes is the immediate past-chair of the Real Estate Practice Group for the firm. The Real Estate Practice Group currently consists of 22 attorneys and 10 paralegals.

Career Highlights

· Advisory Board member - The Charleston School of Law

· Faculty Member - ALI ABA Seminar on Condominium and PUD Documentation (1985)


77 Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that 77 attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014.

Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®
Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list for 2013.

Mid-Atlantic Carolinas Special Section
Nexsen Pruet Real Estate attorney, Ed Hughes, discusses the current state of the commercial and industrial real estate industry in South Carolina in the Mid-Atlantic/Carolinas Special Section of the March/April edition of Urban Land magazine.

62 Attorneys Named to the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 62 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®.

Fifty-nine Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America®; Five Practice Areas Listed Among Top in the Carolinas
Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 59 of its attorneys have been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers®.

"Law firms adapt as commercial real estate slows"
The Triad Business Journal reports on Nexsen Pruet's newly formed Distressed Property and Workout Practice Group.

Nexsen Pruet Relocates Hilton Head Office
Hilton Head Island office has moved location to make room for expansion.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· American Bar Association

· Beaufort County Bar Association

· Hilton Head Island Bar Association

· South Carolina Bar


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Premises Liability 101: Business Owner Liability for Crimes on Their Property
Paul Dominick,Ed Hughes, October 6, 2014
The legal theory of premises liability holds property owners responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. The law in this area is highly developed and can differ from state to state. Premises liability claims are wide ranging - from slip-and-fall accidents to intentional...

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Ed Hughes

400 Main Street Office Campus, Suite 100A, 29926
Hilton Head IslandSC 29925-3526


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