J. Paul Trouche

Of Counsel  |  Charleston

Meet Paul

A life-long resident of Charleston, Paul Trouche has over 45 years of experience in public finance. As bond counsel, he guides state and local governmental bond issues. As underwriter's counsel, Paul 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.

  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1976
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1972
  • South Carolina, 1978
Honors and Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Public Finance Law (2005-2023)
  • Best Lawyers® 2018 Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" Charleston
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" Charleston
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Historical Society, former President
  • Palmetto Society, former President
  • Commissioners of Pilotage, former Chairman