John Rosen has extensive experience with business transactions involving corporate law, commercial real estate, and other related issues, as well as business and commercial litigation. Having earned a master’s degree in international business, John understands the complex issues facing today’s management and is able to provide sound strategic and legal advice.

His practice includes advising corporate clients throughout the life of their business, from business formations and governance to contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate issues to shareholder oppression and share buyout and valuation litigation.

John’s litigation experience involves complex business, real estate and commercial disputes ranging from partner and shareholder disputes to issues with vendors, suppliers, and a myriad of other business disputes.

He also handles commercial real estate development matters, including leasing, creation and governance of condominiums and community associations, zoning and regulatory issues.

In his personal injury practice, John represents individuals who have been seriously injured and need help. John understands that catastrophic injuries can have a long-term impact on an individual’s quality of life, including the ability to care for themselves both physically and financially.  He works diligently to achieve the best possible recovery for his clients so that they receive the medical treatment they need to physically recover as well as the money to help handle the financial hardships that accompany these injuries.

John also has significant experience in cell tower transactions and related issues. John often represents property owner landlords, and has represented governmental entities, private landowners and others in negotiation with cell tower companies, owners, and carriers regarding long-term leases, extensions, perpetual grants of easement, sales and related transactions.

John used to work for one of the state’s largest firms, where he advised underwriters, municipalities and other state and local entities on the authorization, issuance and sale of municipal securities, served as both bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel and performed securities work in connection with several types of municipal securities transactions.

Hailing from a family of lawyers, John has long appreciated the opportunities the legal profession provides for continuous learning, new challenges and assisting people in successfully planning for and resolving their legal issues. He maintains an AV Preeminent® rating, the highest professional rating, in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America© * for commercial litigation.

Areas of Practice

His practice includes advising corporate clients throughout the life of their business, from business formations and governance to contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate issues to shareholder oppression and share buyout and valuation litigation.

  • Represented a minority shareholder in a breach of contract and fiduciary duty lawsuit arising from a series of LLCs and corporations in multiple states, based on claims that her partners used corporate funds for their personal benefit and tried, among other things, to sell partnership property to a third party. Successful mediation resulted in a significant settlement.
  • Represented the majority shareholders of an IT company in successfully both defending a lawsuit and asserting counterclaims against a disgruntled minority shareholder who was himself expending company funds for personal benefit, failing to perform his duties as an employee of the company or meet his obligations as a shareholder. We obtained a judgment against the plaintiff for attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Represented the minority shareholders of a closely-held telecommunications corporation in a multi-million-dollar sale to a foreign concern.
  • Represented a home healthcare company owner in the successful sale of her business to a large corporation.
  • Represented the owner of a manufacturer of industrial modular framing systems, workbenches, production systems and containers in the sale of his business to his supplier for $1.2 million including a long-term leaseback of the property where the business is located.
  • Represented a 50/50 shareholder in a successful national market analytics, data management and reporting firm in shareholder “freeze out” litigation to regain control of the company and negotiate the exit of the other shareholder.
  • Successfully represented a broker-dealer in ending their employment by one of the nation’s largest brokerages without a negative FINRA Form U5 entry.
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Member, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee
      • Member, Business Torts Subcommittee
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Former Member, House of Delegates
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2016-2019
    (Commercial Litigation)*
  • AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the South Carolina Rising Stars list, 2013 – 2015
    (Business Litigation)*
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2007
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • Charleston Stage
    • Board of Trustees, Former Member
  • Neighborhood Association
  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2004)
  • University of South Carolina, Moore Business School (I.M.B.A., 2004)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., History, 1997)