George B. Wolfe

T: 803.255.9600
F: 803.256.7500
Meridian, 17th Floor
1320 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

George Wolfe is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP where he practices in the areas of economic development, governmental, and corporate law.  His practice is focused on representing foreign and domestic companies establishing or expanding operations in South Carolina.  He chairs the Firm’s Economic Development Practice Group.


  • Has represented companies establishing or expanding operations in South Carolina from the United States and from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Has represented these companies in connection with manufacturing, distribution, computer software services, information technology services, call/customer service centers, health care, and other operations
  • Has represented companies starting new operations or expanding operations in a majority of the 46 counties in South Carolina
  • Has participated in drafting and amending South Carolina’s tax and incentive laws, including the state’s fee-in-lieu of taxes statutes, grant statutes, the jobs tax credit statute, the job development credit statute, the special source revenue credit statute, and various property tax provisions relating to new and expanded operations in South Carolina
  • Frequent author and speaker on South Carolina tax and other economic development incentives

Representative Transactions

Primarily concerning grant, tax and other incentives for new and expanded operations ranging from $1 million to $1 billion in size

  • Represented German manufacturer in connection with $500 million initial investment and $4 billion additional investments and creation of over 5,000 jobs in several South Carolina counties
  • Represented Japanese manufacturer in establishment of $1 billion manufacturing facility operation
  • Represented Swiss pharmaceutical company in establishment and expansion of $750 million research and development and manufacturing facility
  • Represented domestic computer software company in several expansions of its South Carolina facilities
  • Represented technology service companies in connection with new and expanded facilities of $10 million - $20 million

Awards and Honors

  • Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian award given by a South Carolina Governor (received twice)
  • South Carolina Department of Revenue Public Service Award (received twice)
  • U.S. Treasury’s Distinguished Service Award and Treasury Medal