For more than 25 years, Bo Russell has built a successful practice representing a diverse range of clients, including corporate entities, venture and growth stage companies, private equity funds, real estate development firms, industrial and manufacturing concerns, retail operating companies, long-term and hospice service operators, telecommunications and data center companies, and a variety of other privately-held businesses. Bo is a trusted advisor to his clients throughout all stages of their business life cycle – formation, debt and equity financing, organic and acquisitive growth, and, in many cases, a successful exit from the market. Over the years, he has represented many clients from the first stage of formation to the last stage of a successful sale of the business and all stages in between.  Bo educates himself on his client’s business and its position within the specific industry to provide thoughtful, practical advice, taking into consideration the effects on the client’s business. Bo also assists clients when a business separation is necessary due to irreconcilable differences among owners. 

Bo has closed hundreds of mergers and acquisitions valued in the billions of dollars and is also a seasoned negotiator taking a solutions-based approach to his practice of law. He counsels clients on the formation (corporate and fund), governing documents, equity and debt financings, acquisitions, commercial agreements (such as vendor contracts, supply agreements, and license agreements), corporate governance, employment matters, litigation matters, and numerous other business issues.  Clients not only rely on him to handle their complex corporate business transactions, but they also rely on him as outside general counsel for strategic advice with respect to business issues and day-to-day operations. Bo works tirelessly to meet his client’s needs and his clients can feel confident that they have a true advocate looking out for their best interests. 

Bo is a member of the Corporate, Banking & Securities Law Section Council of the South Carolina Bar.

Bo graduated from Washington and Lee University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was named to Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and Greenville Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite of the Upstate.” He is recognized for his work in Corporate/M&A work, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Venture Capital Law, and Securities.

Bo is also a leader in the Greenville community. He formerly chaired the Washington and Lee University Alumni Admissions program. He served as a Commissioner of the South Carolina Education Lottery.  He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greenville Community Foundation, United Ministries, Upcountry History Museum, and the America Heart Association’s Heart Ball. He graduated from the Leadership South Carolina Class of 2009.

Bo is a Shareholder in Maynard Nexsen’s Greenville, South Carolina office.

Community & Professional

  • South Carolina Education Lottery Commission, Member
  • Greenville Community Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors 
  • Leadership South Carolina Class of 2009
  • Washington and Lee University Alumni Admissions program, Chair



  • Recognized by TALK Greenville Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2023 
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A – South Carolina (2018–Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Compliance Law (2022-2023), Corporate Governance Law (2022-2023), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2011–2023),
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2022-2023), Venture Capital Law (2011–2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year in Greenville, S.C. for Corporate Compliance Law (2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year in Greenville, S.C. for Securities/Capital Markets Law (2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year in Greenville, S.C. for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2018)
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Upstate," Corporate Law (2013–2021, 2023), Mergers and Acquisitions (2013–2023), Corporate Investigations (2020), Securities (2022-2023)




  • State Bar: South Carolina
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