Overview

David Tigges serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee, is the partner in charge of strategic growth, and is the practice group leader for the Government Relations team. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of McNair Law Firm for nine years.

David practices corporate and real estate law where he focuses on advising businesses on corporate governance, acquisitions, and joint venture formation. Before relocating to Hilton Head Island, he practiced law in Philadelphia, PA and Savannah, GA.

He is a past and founding member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority, where he also served as Chairman of the Retirement Committee. He also served on the Finance Committees for Graham for President and Haley for Governor. David previously served as Chair of the Lowcountry Economic Alliance, a member of the Beaufort County Task Force on Economic Development, the Mayor’s Task Force for the Hilton Head Island’s Future, the South Carolina Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Conservation Easement, and the South Carolina Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation.  In addition, David has served on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, the Lowcountry Economic Alliance, the Heritage Classic Foundation, the Lowcountry Economic Alliance, the South Carolina Aquarium, the Coastal Carolina Arts Center, and The Sandbox, an Interactive Children’s Museum.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Leadership South Carolina, Class of 2009
  • Chambers USA,America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2023) 

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Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • Public Employee Benefit Authority, Board of Directors (2012-2019) Retirement Committee, Chair (2016)
  • Chairman, McNair Law Firm Foundation (2009-2019)
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2013-2019)
  • Heritage Classic Foundation, Board of Directors (2011-2019)
  • South Carolina Finance Committee, Graham for President (2015)
  • Lowcountry Economic Alliance, Chair (2012-2015)
  • Finance Committee, Haley for Governor (2014)
  • South Carolina Aquarium, Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2006-2014), Chair (2009-2012)
  • Member, Beaufort County Task Force on Economic Development (2010-2011
  • Mayor's Task Force for the Hilton Head Island's Future (2009-2011)
  • The Sandbox, An Interactive Children's Museum, Board of Directors (2004-2008)
  • Coastal Carolina Arts Center, Board of Directors
  • Member, South Carolina Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Conservation Easement
  • South Carolina Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation

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Legal Practice Assistant

Andrea D. Whittleton
(803) 753-3476
awhittleton@burr.com

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