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. 


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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