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Sam C. Moses

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Sam Moses represents U.S. and foreign companies, including manufacturing operations, on a variety of business transactions, and he coordinates business expansion and incentives projects for companies throughout the United States. 

He served as managing director of a U.S. state’s European Office in Germany, helping non-U.S. investors to find new locations for their new North America footprint. He was appointed by the state’s secretary of commerce and served under three governors. He also managed the state’s export development program for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, advising companies on international trade and market entry strategies. In 2002, he served as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in 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 investment and incentives projects totaling more than $800 million in capital investment, as well as the creation of more than 2,675 jobs in various industries, including food processing, automotive, powertrain, metalworking, advanced textiles, electronics, chemicals, and aerospace.

Representative Experience

  • Represented U.S. and international clients on corporate relocation, site selection, business investment, and incentives projects.
  • Advised U.S. and international companies on business transactions, commercial contracts, and general corporate matters.
  • Counseled businesses on state and local tax matters.
  • Assisted businesses in structuring economic development incentive agreements with state and local governments as well as with other project stakeholders.
  • Advised local governments on economic development and project financing matters.
  • Assisted foreign companies from Germany, Canada, China, Austria, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Slovenia.

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Honors & Awards

  • Columbia Business Monthly magazine's, “Legal Elite,” International Business, 2013, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in International Business Law; Business Law; Economic Development; International Law; Corporate Law; International Corporate Law; Local Taxation; Tax Incentives

Memberships

  • German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, Board of Directors, April 2011-present
  • Global Carolina Connections Conference, Co-Founder
  • South Carolina Economic Developers' Association, Member
  • Midlands International Trade Association, Member
  • World Affairs Council, Member, Columbia Chapter
  • South Carolina Bar Association, International Law Committee, 2015
  • Columbia Jewish Community Center, Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • Council of American States in Europe, Member & Germany Coordinator, 2004-2007
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, Member, 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