As a public finance attorney, has served as bond counsel for political subdivisions in the issuance of both tax-exempt and taxable borrowings for 30 years. In 2003, he was appointed corporation counsel to the City of Charleston.
Mr. deSaussure has helped find financing solutions for public/private partnerships such as:
For over ten years, he served as general counsel to the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority.
He has served as president of the Coastal Community Foundation, the South Carolina Historical Society and the Gibbes Museum of Art.
In addition, he has served on the board of trustees of Spoleto Festival USA, The Society of the Cincinnati, the Governor’s Mansion Foundation, the University of South Carolina Development Foundation, the Charleston Museum, Woodberry Forest School, and Charleston Day School. He was also a graduate of Leadership South Carolina, Class of 1984.
Court Admissions — U.S. Supreme Court, 1983