John A. Sowards - Nexsen Pruet, LLC

John A. Sowards

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

According to John Sowards, there are no shortcuts on the road to success.  As a leader within Nexsen Pruet, he operates with the fundamental belief that achievements require perseverance and steadfast resolve and that accomplishments only result with the right combination of determination, rigorous work, and exhaustive planning.   

Putting His Philosophy into Practice

In his practice, John concentrates his attention on real estate, corporate, and finance law, representing commercial lenders, real estate developers, and closely held businesses on a variety of matters.  He has extensive experience and understanding of legal issues impacting shopping center and hotel developments as well as all aspects of commercial lending, including troubled debt restructurings and workouts.

The University of TennesseeBA 1975University of South Carolina School of LawJ.D. 1982
Saluda Shoals FoundationIrmo Chapin Recreation CommissionPublic Employee Benefit Authority

Office Location

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
Columbia, SC 29201
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Columbia-SC Metro Area
John A. Sowards has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law