Charlton deSaussure, Jr.

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Meet Charlton

Charlton deSaussure is a leader in both public finance law and the Charleston community.

As a public finance attorney, he has served as bond counsel for political subdivisions in the issuance of both tax-exempt and taxable borrowings for over 35 years.

Charlton has helped find financing solutions for public/private partnerships such as:

  • •  Approximately $700 million FHA-insured revenue bonds for the Medical University Hospital Authority in connection with a more than $1 billion dollar capital improvement plan
  • •  Tax increment financing bonds critical to urban revitalization efforts throughout SC
  • •  Solid waste and stormwater management issues, particularly funding, in the state's coastal areas

For over 10 years, he served as general counsel to the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority. From 2003-2015, he served as Corporation Counsel to the City of Charleston.

Charlton is an active leader in regional, state and local activities. He has served as president of the Coastal Community Foundation, South Carolina Historical Society, Gibbes Museum of Art and the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. In addition, he has served on the board of trustees of Spoleto Festival USA, the Society of the Cincinnati, the Governor’s Mansion Foundation, University of South Carolina Development Foundation, Charleston Museum, Woodberry Forest School, Charleston Day School, Porter-Gaud School and Yeamans Hall Club.

Education
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 1978
  • Emory University, B.A., 1974
Admissions
  • The Supreme Court of the United States, 1983
  • South Carolina, 1978
Honors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers® 2019 Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” Charleston
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Public Finance Law (2005-2019)
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association “Compleat Lawyer Award” 2001
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 1984 
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • South Carolina Bar
Presentations and Publications
  • "The Cottages and Architects of Yeamans Hall," 2010
  • "The Memoirs of General George Izard," The South Carolina Historical Society Quarterly Magazine, 1978

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