Buxton & Collie

Firm Overview

We serve clients on all general business matters including entity planning and formation, mergers, acquisitions and divestments, private equity, and asset purchases. We also serve clients in the areas residential and commercial real estate, estate and tax planning, asset protection, and wealth transfer.

Our attorneys are problem solvers, who bring real world business and legal experience to each client's matter. We value long-term relationships with our clients as we help them build and grow their businesses, often serving as their general corporate counsel. We appreciate the opportunity to assist clients with ongoing life transactions such as buying or selling a home, drafting a will or trust as part of an estate plan, or transitioning a family business from one generation to the next.

Areas of Law:
-Corporate and General Business Matters
Private Equity
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments
-Commercial and Residential Real Estate
- Estate Planning
-Asset Protection and Wealth Transfer
-Tax Planning

Contact us today at 843-606-2397.
Main Office
Main Office
940 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Suite 205
Mount Pleasant  SC  29464
Phone
  • (843) 606-2397
Fax
  • (843) 284-8917
Websites

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30am - 5:30pm
Emergency After Hours
No

Jim Buxton, Founding Partner

A Charleston native, Jim returned to his beloved hometown after practicing at two firms ranked in American Lawyer's top 50 list: Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Virginia.

He works regularly with corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, shareholder buy-outs, private securities offerings, and business purchase and sale agreements, including business succession issues.

-Private Equity
-Corporate Transactions
-Business Sales and Purchases
-Capital Finance
-Contract Negotiation
-Corporate Governance
-Executive Agreements

Call 843-606-2397 to speak with an attorney at the Buxton & Collie firm.

Brian Collie, Attorney for Business & Real Estate Transactions

Brian is a Summerville native who, prior to law school, provided consulting services for start-up companies while working at the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Clemson University.

He's served as compliance analyst and equities trader at Automated Trading Desk, a division of Citigroup, and was an associate at the law firm of Manaker, Cipolla and Associates before joining Buxton & Collie, LLC.

-Commercial Real Estate
-Residential Real Estate
-Asset Protection
-Generational Transfer of Wealth
-Corporate Transactions

J. Abraham Gutting, Special Counsel for Estate Planning and Transactional Matters

Abe Gutting is Special counsel with experience in various tax matters. He leads the firm's Tax and Estate Planning Groups. He regularly advises clients on tax and legal issues regarding simple and comprehensive estate plans as well as representing and advising clients in various trust and estate administration matters. Abe routinely represents clients in audit and/or appeal with federal, state and local taxing authorities. He has extensive experience working with individuals, corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships on general commercial and business transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, shareholder buy-outs, and other business succession issues.

-Estate Planning
-Tax Planning
-Asset Protection and Wealth Transfer
-Corporate and General Business Matters

Nathan D. Johnson, Attorney for Corporate and Transactional Matters

Nate is a Vermont native who, after earning his undergraduate degree at Clemson, moved to Charleston to pursue both a J.D. and MBA. An active member of the legal community, Nate's corporate practice has grown to include assisting corporations and business entities with formations, sales and purchase, shareholder buy-outs, private securities offerings, along with corporate governance issues. Prior to joining Buxton and Collie, Nate developed an interest in legal issues surrounding telemedicine, which has become an active part of his practice as well.

-Private Equity
-Corporate Transactions
-Business Sales and Purchases
-Capital Finance
-Contract Negotiation
-Corporate Governance
-Executive Agreements

Megan F. Stevens, Attorney for Business and Real Estate Transactions

Born and raised on Isle of Palms, Megan spent three years as a 1st grade teacher in Mount Pleasant before attending the Charleston School of Law. After graduating in 2011 she began her legal career in insurance defense and real estate, focusing on complex commercial real estate transactions. Since joining Buxton & Collie in August 2015, Megan's scope of practice has grown to include a variety of corporate transactions.

Megan works regularly with corporations and other business entities in the areas of real estate, practice transitions, corporate transactions, contract negotiation, and corporate governance.

-Real Estate
-Corporate Governance
-Corporate Transactions
-Executive Agreements

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