John Paul Trouche - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

John Paul Trouche

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Paul Trouche has more than 30 years’ experience in public finance.

As bond counsel, Mr. Trouche guides state and local governmental bond issues. For example, he has represented a public utility in issuing more than $5 billion of revenue bonds.

As underwriter’s counsel, he has represented banks and investment bankers on a wide variety of negotiated bond issues.

As advisor to public bodies on innovative financing alternatives, he finds solutions to capital needs with vehicles such as tax-increment financing, municipal-improvement districts, impact fees, special assessment bonds, franchise and hospitality fees, intergovernmental agreements and public/private partnerships.


  • Mr. Trouche created a variable-rate debt program for a major bond issuer involving hundreds of millions of dollars in short-term debt.
  • He has assisted clients in exiting the auction-rate securities market to more traditional financing alternatives.

A life-long resident of Charleston, Mr. Trouche is president of the Board of Managers of the South Carolina Historical Society, past president of the Palmetto Society, and past chairman of the Commissioners of Pilotage.

Mr. Trouche has conversational ability in German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. 

University of VirginiaJ.D. 1976University of VirginiaBA 1972

Office Location

134 Meeting Street, Third Floor
P.O. Box 340
Charleston, SC 29402-0340
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Public Finance Law of the Charleston-SC Metro Area
John Paul Trouche has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Public Finance Law (Energy, Financing via Property Taxation, Health Care, Improvement Districts, Municipal, Project Finance, Securities, Tax, Water Project Financing)