Neil Robinson is a highly regarded real estate attorney who has earned great respect for his professional abilities, comprehensive understanding of the law, and dedication to the community. He's built a career based on hard work and diligence and has established a track-record rooted in going above and beyond to protect the interests of his clients.
A Broad Depth of Experience in a Wide Range of Issues
Neil's extensive practice experience is focused on complex real estate transactions; administrative law, including permitting, zoning and land sales registrations, and development agreements; and industrial, commercial, mixed use, planned community, brownfields, and resort real estate development.
With a reputation for his keen negotiation and communications skills, Neil is frequently retained to develop and/or interpret contractual relationships, most often in the area of complex real estate development.
A number of notable clients have turned to him for his background and experience in this regard, including PGA of America; the Halliburton Company; International Paper Company; The Beach Company; Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund; Orange County, California; Bank of America and a host of other national developers, lending institutions, and government entities.
Neil was a member of the Nexsen Pruet team that successfully represented MeadWestvaco Corporation's Community Development and Land Management Group and the Rockefeller Group in procuring incentives for a new distribution center in Berkeley County.
He also played an integral role in the representation of Boeing and in the negotiations of the complex deal that brought the Dreamliner assembly plant to South Carolina. He was a member of the Nexsen Pruet team that helped secure matching funds totaling $53 million, which resulted in Clemson University being awarded a $45 million grant for the off-shore wind turbine test facility at the Restoration Institute site in North Charleston.
•Recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Service Award, Clemson University Alumni Association's Highest Honor
•Order of the Palmetto - Awarded by Former Governor David Beasley
•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers for Real Estate Law
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law since 1995
Speaking & Writing
•Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top in the Carolinas; Legal Guide Recognizes Sixteen Attorneys and Six Practice Areas
May 27, 2013
•Neil Robinson Appointed Chair of Clemson University Real Estate Foundation Board of Trustees
August 5, 2013
•Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top Firms in the Carolinas
May 29, 2014
• Much ado about education standards
March 16, 2015
• Neil Robinson to receive the 2015 March of Dimes Real Estate Award
August 7, 2015
•Neil Robinson receives 2016 Compleat Lawyer Award
March 22, 2016
•'The Compleat Lawyer' completes year for USC School of Law
April 19, 2016
•Charleston Attorney Named as Compleat Lawyer
April 27, 2016
Neil was among those recognized as a 2016 Compleat Lawyer by the University of South Carolina School of Law. Robinson received a Platinum Award -- reserved for attorneys who have been practicing for more than 30 years.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
An Equal Commitment to His Practice and His Community
When he's not at the deal table working on behalf of his clients, Neil spends his time championing improvements in South Carolina's public education system. In 1996, he founded the Charleston Education Network, an advocacy group of business leaders committed to promoting better educational opportunities for all children.
Neil is actively involved in the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee as a business appointee of Senator Glenn McConnell. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Clemson University Foundation, a founding trustee of the Clemson Real Estate Development Foundation, and a member of the Board of Visitors for Clemson University.
Neil is the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, Clemson University Alumni Association's highest honor, and has earned a range of other significant achievements throughout his career.
Neil is a retired corporal of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He is a former public defender for Richland County and began his legal career as a law clerk to The Honorable Charles E. Simons, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina.