Burnie Maybank is a two-time former Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue who now represents companies and organizations needing state and local tax (SALT), tax controversy and economic development incentives assistance.
He returned to Nexsen Pruet in 2006 after serving as Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue under Governor Mark Sanford from 2003 through 2005. He also served in that position under Governor David Beasley from 1995 to 1999.
Burnie's practice includes:
- Economic Development incentives
- State and Local Tax
- Tax Controversy
- Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving, including Conservation Easements
- Alcohol Beverage Control
At the request of SC Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, Burnie served as Chair of the S.C. Tax Realignment Commission (TRAC). The Commission was charged with submitting a comprehensive tax restructuring plan. That plan was submitted in 2010.
At the request of Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell, Burnie served on the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Study Committee, which examined the feasibility and benefits of public/private partnerships to improve the state's roads, highways and bridges.
He has served on the statewide transition teams of S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis, former Treasurer Thomas Ravenel and former S.C. Governor Mark Sanford.
Burnie received national press in 2005 regarding the S.C. Department of Revenue's investigation of potentially abusive conservation easement donations, as well as the Department's investigation under IRS Circular 230 of tax professionals who were involved in tax shelters.
He is co-author of a number of books and law review articles including:
- South Carolina Tax Incentives for Economic Development;
- Local, State, and Federal Tax Incentives for Conservation Easements;
- and State Tax Crimes, all published for the Department of Revenue.
He has also co-authored:
- South Carolina Nonprofit Corporate Practice Manual (2015), second edition, published by the South Carolina Bar
- South Carolina Limited Liability Companies & Limited Liability Partnerships (1st & 3rd Editions);
- The Law of Automobile Insurance (1st-5th Editions);
- and South Carolina Nonprofit Corporate Practice Manual (2007), published by the South Carolina Bar.