Mr. Kluiters’ practice focuses primarily on assisting U.S. and foreign-owned businesses with locating, expanding and operating in South Carolina. Since the early 1990s, he has worked closely with State and local development authorities and governments in advising businesses and industries on various economic incentives, site acquisition, tax-exempt and conventional financing, and addressing business, contract, and other issues as they arise. Mr. Kluiters also regularly represents lenders and borrowers in financing transactions and real estate matters.
Mr. Kluiters’ foreign clients include companies from Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Korea. He chairs the Firm’s Economic Development Team and travels frequently to Europe on business.
Fluent in Dutch and German, Mr. Kluiters is a native of The Netherlands and graduated from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands with a law degree. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1988.
In 2016, Mr. Kluiters was named “Legal Elite of the Midlands” by the Greater Columbia Business Monthly and was named South Carolina Economic Development Ambassador of the Year by Lancaster County in 2012.
Publications and Presentations
Mr. Kluiters is a frequent speaker on Economic Development matters. He presented to the 2010 Class of Leadership Columbia; the Association of Corporate Counsel - SC Chapter; and participated in an Economic Development forum organized by the Chester County Economic Development office.
- Represented a large multi-national company in securing necessary incentives and acquisition of real estate resulting in an investment of approximately $200 million and the creation of 300 jobs.
- Assisted several large traditional and online retailers in establishing large distribution facilities in SC.
- Assisted a national manufacturing company in relocating a portion of its manufacturing operations to SC, securing incentives, NMTC financing and refinancing of company’s existing US debt.