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Morgan Crapps

Special Counsel

  • (T) 803.540.2147
  • (C) 803.542.4571
  • (F) 803.727.1489

Whether it’s a start-up or Fortune 500 firm, Morgan’s goal is to work with companies from around the world and help them connect the dots to ensure the highest levels of success in the Carolinas. Before joining Nexsen Pruet, she worked for the South Carolina Department of Commerce. In her various roles there, she focused on growing the state’s economy by recruiting companies and assisting them with everything from site selection to incentives to permitting.

Morgan’s work took her around the world, where she served as an ambassador for the State of South Carolina and engaged with federal government officials, international organizations, consulates, consultants, and company leadership. She assists business leaders and executives with issues involving:

  • Identification of targets & areas of opportunity
  • Site selection
  • Negotiation of tax credits and incentives
  • Facilitation of deals with utility providers, service providers and other governmental agencies



University of South Carolina, J.D., 2013

Clemson University, cum laude, 2009

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

Civic & Professional Memberships
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Economic Developers Association
    • Chair, SCEDA Women
  • Junior League of Columbia
    • Public Affairs Committee
  • Southern Economic Development Council 
    • Young Professional Committee
  • Upstate SC Alliance, Global Cities Initiative
    • Global Competitiveness Council Steering Committee
  • Lexington Clemson Club
    • Board of Directors
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Midlands
  • University of South Carolina School of Law - Dean’s List
  • CALI Award (Criminal Law)
  • Was instrumental in creating the State of South Carolina’s pilot "Landing Pad" program, designed to help established international companies start small-scale operations in the Southeastern US.
  • In November of 2014, Morgan planned a gubernatorial mission for Governor Nikki Haley to India. This 12-day mission included a delegation of 18 people, comprising of high-level government officials and agency heads, business leaders, and private companies. In all, professionals representing South Carolina took part in more than 120 recruitment meetings and events in seven cities.
  • Has planned and executed more than 13 international economic development missions across Europe, Asia, and Canada.
  • Spent two months working in South Carolina’s Europe office, located in Munich, Germany.

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, International Success in the Upstate, Grow Your Business Through Global Connections Panel, June 2018 - Greenville, SC
  • Speaker, Issues for Growing Business Webinar, Nexsen Pruet Employment Law Certificate Series, June 2018
  • Moderator, The PIQUE Young Professional Summit, Global Leadership in the Upstate Panel, March 2018 - Greenville, SC
  • Moderator, Site Selectors Panel, Nexsen Pruet Economic Development Seminar, March 2018 - Columbia, SC
  • Moderator, Foreign Direct Investment, Incentives and Young Professional Open Forum, Southern Economic Development Council's Yourg Professionals Meet the Consultant's Conference Panel, November 2017 - Chicago, IL
  • Speaker, Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the USA, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) & South Carolina Department of Commerce, November 2017 - Chennai, India
  • Speaker, Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the USA, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) & South Carolina Department of Commerce, November 2017 - Hyderabad, India.
  • Speaker, Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the USA, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & South Carolina Department of Commerce, November 2017- Mumbai, India.
  • Speaker, South Carolina Tax Rankings, Nexsen Pruet Economic Development Seminar, February 2017 - Columbia, SC


In her spare time, Morgan enjoys traveling, both domestically and internationally. She loves learning about different cultures, interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, and sampling food and drinks from other places. She is a Clemson football fan, and can often be found supporting the Tigers on Saturdays during football season.  She also enjoys staying active and spending time with her friends, family, and two schnoodles, Milly & Rigby.

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When companies from around the world can come here and prosper, the benefits are seen throughout the community with the creation of jobs and new investment. It’s exciting to help companies make that impact.