Burnet R. Maybank III

Burnet R. Maybank III

Nexsen Pruet
1230 Main St
Suite 700
Columbia, SC 29201

Professional Experience:

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.

Practice Focus:

Burnie's practice includes:

Economic Development incentives State and Local Tax
Tax Controversy
Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving, including Conservation Easements
Alcohol Beverage Control


University of South Carolina, J.D. Emory University, LL.M. in Taxation University of North Carolina, B.A.


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:
Bar Admissions
South Carolina State and Federal Courts

Areas of Experience
Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations Economic Development
State and Local Taxation Tax Controversy
Tax Law
Public Finance

Related Industries
Hospitality & Tourism Manufacturing
Public Sector and Government Transportation

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.

Professional and Community Activities:

Board Member, Palmetto Conservation Foundation

Past Board Member, South Carolina Economic Developers Association (SCEDA)
Board Member, South Carolina Administrative and Regulatory Law Association (SCAARLA)
Past President, S.C. Agency Directors Organization Board Member, Low Country Open Land Trust Board Member, Edisto Island Open Land Trust Former Board Member, SC Economics
Council Member, Local Government Competitiveness Council

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