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Sam C. Moses

Business Expansion & Location Solutions Team Leader
Columbia | 803.253.6842
Charlotte | By Appointment Only
Greenville | By Appointment Only
Fax | 803.255.8017

Sam Moses is a corporate and economic development attorney who represents U.S. and international companies, including manufacturers, distributors, industrial developers, and renewable energy businesses. He advises on a variety of transactions and coordinates business expansion and incentives projects for companies throughout the United States.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, he served as managing director of the State of South Carolina's European Office in Germany, advising European investors on U.S. site location projects. He also managed South Carolina's export development program for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, advising U.S. companies on international trade and market entry strategies. In 2002, he was selected to serve as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Frankfurt, Germany, during which he worked for Credit Suisse First Boston and Gleiss Lutz, a leading German law firm.

Since 2010, Sam has been involved in business expansion and incentives projects resulting in more than $12 billion in capital investment, as well as the creation of more than 10,000 jobs in various industries, including food processing, automotive and EV, powertrain, metalworking, advanced materials, electronics, renewable energy, chemicals, agribusiness, and aerospace.

Representative Experience

  • Advised companies from Germany, Canada, China, Austria, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Poland, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Belgium, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Slovenia, and South Africa.
  • Represented U.S. and international clients on corporate relocation, site selection, business expansion, and incentives projects.
  • Advised U.S. and international companies on business transactions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate needs.
  • Counseled businesses on state and local tax needs.
  • Advised renewable energy developers on various legal needs relating to utility-scale solar developments, including state and local taxes and business incentives.
  • Assisted businesses in structuring various economic development incentive agreements with federal, state, and local governments as well as with other project stakeholders.
  • Advised international companies on general employment and business immigration issues.
  • Advised local governments on economic development and project financing needs.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in Economic Development Law, 2020-2024
  • Columbia Regional Business Report, 2022 "Icon" 
  • Columbia Business Monthly’s Top Attorney in International Law, 2018-2019; "Legal Elite" in International Law, 2013, 2015, 2018-2020, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2020, Energy & Utilities, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in International Business Law; Business Law; Economic Development; International Law; Corporate Law; International Corporate Law; Local Taxation; Tax Incentives


  • South Carolina Economic Developers' Association, Board of Directors, 2024-present
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Board of Directors, 2011-present; South Carolina Chapter, Board of Directors, 2011-present
  • South Carolina I-77 Alliance, Board of Directors, 2020-present
  • Global Carolina Connections Conference, Co-Founder
  • World Affairs Council, Columbia Chapter
  • Columbia Jewish Community Center, Board of Directors, 2009-2018
  • Council of American States in Europe, Member & Germany Coordinator, 2004-2007
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, 2006-2007
  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee, National Council Member, and Co-Chair, Columbia AIPAC Board, 2009-2013
  • Anna Boyd Childhood Development Center, Schools of Promise Committee, Richland School District 2, 2000