W. Andrew Gowder, Jr., Esq., CRE

Lawyer and Partner, Austen & Gowder, LLC

Andy counsels and advocates for clients in the areas of real estate and land use, eminent domain and inverse condemnation, local and state government, corporate formation and governance for profit and nonprofit organizations, business transactions, the environment, natural resources, land conservation and historic preservation. He received his JD (cum laude) from Wake Forest University School of Law his BA (summa cum laude) from Wofford College, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.

  • American Bar Association
  • Section of State and Local Government Law, Past Chair, Current Section Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates
  • Secretary, Committee on Scope and Correlation of Work
  • ABA Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Sustainable Development Council, Immediate Past Chair
  • ULI South Carolina, Past Chair, Current Member of Governance Committee
  • Rethinking Southern Cities Regional Initiative Council, Member

  • Wake Forest University School of Law Board of Visitors
  • South Carolina Aquarium, Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Governance Committee, Resilience Committee
  • Enough Pie, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Charleston Moves, Board member, General Counsel
  • Best Lawyers, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV, Preeminent Lawyer