John Hagerty

John Hagerty is a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Charleston, South Carolina office.  Mr. Hagerty has experience with private securities offerings, corporate restructurings, and employee option plans as well as corporate representation of companies in the restaurant chain business, fire protection and industrial gas, various roll-up businesses, among others.  He is currently working on one of the largest land developments in South Carolina involving negotiations with Counties and School Districts and the establishment of a Form-Based Zoning Code.


Mr. Hagerty serves as counsel and member of the Board of Directors for the Spoleto Festival USA, a 17-day festival with performances by renowned artists and emerging performers, recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.  He is also a former Chairman of the Patriots Point Development Authority which oversees development and operation of a golf course, hotels, the US Medal of Honor Museum and the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.


Mr. Hagerty received a BA of arts in English from Harvard University, an MBA from the University of Chicago and his JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law. A member of the SIBF Class of 1988, he resides in Charleston, SC with his wife, Susan Simons, and their three children.

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