Jo Watson Hackl - Wyche, P.A.

Jo Watson Hackl

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Jo represents clients in corporate, securities, and employment law matters. Her practice has an emphasis on corporate governance issues. She has served as lead counsel on public registrations representing over a billion dollars and has substantial experience in cross-border corporate acquisitions.  Jo also counsels clients on employment matters, focusing on reducing the risk of employment-related litigation.

Millsaps CollegeBA 1985Yale Law SchoolJ.D. 1988
Greenville Area Development CorporationThe Community Foundation of GreenvilleLiberty Fellowship The Emrys FoundationCamperdown AcademyLeadership Greenville

Case History

Representatve matters include
  • Represented an international public company in connection with a shelf registration statement covering up to $750 million of common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, stock purchase contracts, stock purchase units, warrants, debt securities and trust preferred securities.
  • Represented an international public company in connection with 144A private placement of $400 million of notes and subsequent registered exchange offering.
  • Represented an international public company in connection with a $250 million offering of floating rate notes. This offering was a takedown from the shelf registration statement described above.
  • Represented a public company in connection with a tender offer and consent solicitation relating to its Senior Notes (approximately $31 million in aggregate amount then outstanding).


Office Location

44 East Camperdown Way
P.O. Box 728
Greenville, SC 29602-0728
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Greenville Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Governance Law of the Greenville Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) of the Greenville Metro Area
Jo Watson Hackl has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Jo Watson Hackl has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Jo Watson Hackl has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law