Burr & Forman

Bret T. Pruehs

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  • J.D., Tulane University Law School (2005)
  • B.A., Business Administration, University of Colorado (2001)

South Carolina

  • Former Secretary/Treasurer of the Hilton Head Bar Association
  • Leadership Hilton Head Island - Bluffton Graduate
  • CALI Award - Sports Law I, Tulane University Law School
  • Former Junior Achievement Participant
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Low Country Small Business Coalition
  • Assisted in successful appeal of DHEC staff decision rejecting special permit to construct residences to beachfront property owners

  • Participated in negotiations with United States Department of Justice relating to alleged Sherman Antitrust violation

  • Prepared condominium documents for a multi-phased timeshare project

  • Negotiated commercial lease with national tenant

  • Represented condominium owners association in formulating strategies for collection of assessments and interpreting master deed

  • Coordinated termination of master deed for 30 unit apartment complex and re-characterization as single family residences

  • Filed in excess of 60 2018 property tax appeals on behalf of owners of residential properties, commercial properties, hotels and golf courses

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Bret Pruehs works in the Real Estate and Corporate law departments. Bret handles residential and commercial real estate transactions and general corporate representation including asset and stock sales. He represents horizontal property regimes and property owners associations as well as property owners in various property tax related issues.

Bret joined the firm as an Associate in the Hilton Head Office in 2005. While in law school, Bret worked in Tulane University’s Athletic Compliance Office.

Prior to law school, Bret worked for the National Football League in its Player & Employee Development Department, a division of the National Football League Management Council. Bret attended the University of Colorado where he worked as a local sports writer and covered the Colorado Rockies on behalf of ESPN SportsTicker and the Colorado Rockies Gameday Program.

Bret was born in Naperville, Illinois.