• South Carolina


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, and in Taxation Law

John C. von Lehe, Jr.

T: 843.534.4311
F: 843.534.4348
Liberty Center, Suite 600
151 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401

John von Lehe is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charleston, where he practices in taxation, estate planning, and appellate law.


  • Practice includes local, state and federal tax issues, the preparation of wills and trusts, and matters of probate
  • Concentrates a significant portion of his practice in matters of property tax (including fee-in-lieu of property tax), sales tax, state income tax and economic and tax incentives for new and existing businesses

Leadership Positions

  • Former Chairman, Estate Planning and Probate Certification Board (1988); Former President, Section of Taxation (1991), South Carolina Bar
  • Trustee and Former President, South Carolina Bar Foundation
  • Member, Commission on Legal Education

Awards and Honors

Previous Professional Experience

  • Prior to joining Nelson Mullins Mr. von Lehe was in practice with another leading South Carolina firm
  • In-house counsel with the Rulings Division of the Internal Revenue Service (1970 - 71)
  • Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Carolina, where he served as counsel to the South Carolina Tax Commission (1971 - 78)