Bill Rust takes a practical, results-oriented approach to solving client issues, specifically focusing his practice on business, commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions and health care related matters. 


The following examples are representative of the attorney’s practice and are not intended to indicate or predict similar results can be obtained for other clients. See Disclaimer 

Business and Transactional Law

  • Represents public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, bond offerings, securities, and general corporate and contractual matters.
  • Negotiates commercial contracts – including purchase agreements, commercial leases, employment agreements, shareholder management agreements, and operating agreements – on behalf of local and regional businesses.
  • Represents private companies belonging to regulated industries to ensure compliance with South Carolina laws and regulations.

Health Care Law

  • Represents hospital systems in physician practice acquisitions, joint ventures, and matters related to physician employment and recruitment.
  • Provides regulatory compliance advice to hospital systems and physician practices with respect to the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and EMTALA.
  • Advises health care clients regarding:
    • Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payer coverage and reimbursement issues;
    • patient-care and risk-management matters;
    • tax-exempt status issues; and
    • medical-staff bylaws and related documents, policies and procedures, and controversies.

Prior to joining the firm, Bill served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Navy.



  • Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law, 2022-2024
  • Rotary Club of Charleston 




  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2013
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law; Moot Court Board, 2000

B.A., Washington and Lee University, Williams School of Commerce; magna cum laude, 1997


  • South Carolina, 2007
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