Meet Our Team
James T. H. Buxton
Founding Partner, Business Law Attorney

James T. H. Buxton

Jim leads the firm’s business law practice. He works regularly with corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, on shareholder buy-outs, private securities offerings, and business purchase and sale agreements, including business succession issues.

Brian M. Collie
Partner, Business Law and Real Estate Attorney

Brian M. Collie

Brian lead’s the firm’s real estate practice, with an emphasis on the intersection of business law and real estate. He regularly represents clients on commercial real estate purchases and commercial leases reviews, and he advises businesses on everything from startup entity formation to ongoing corporate governance issues.

Nathan D. Johnson
Partner, Business Law Attorney

Nathan D. Johnson

Nate’s corporate practice includes assisting corporations and business entities with formations, sales and purchase, shareholder buy-outs, private securities offerings, along with corporate governance issues.

Nate has a special interest in legal issues surrounding telemedicine. He regularly represents medical professions in practice transitions, including physicians, dentists and veterinarians.

Julie D. Jones
Business Law Attorney

Julie D. Jones

Julie is an experienced business law attorney, focusing her practice on advising clients regarding corporate governance, and structuring, negotiating and closing various transactions. Her interest in tax law adds to the depth of her business legal experience, which includes drafting and negotiating various commercial contracts, advising clients on choice of entity and structuring issues, and closing commercial transactions.

Lenord D. Mitchum
Real Estate Attorney

Lenord D. Mitchum

Lenny’s practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions. His depth of knowledge includes all aspects of closings, lease reviews, and related contract negotiations.

Cecile R. Crogan
Estate Planning Attorney

Cecile R. Crogan

Cecile leads the firm’s estate planning practice. Her experience includes supervising the administration of complex trusts and estates for high net worth clients, and developing comprehensive estate plans designed to maximize asset protection and preservation, and lesson the burden of tax consequences resulting from wealth transfer.

Courtney Buxton
Practice Administrator

Courtney Buxton

Courtney grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Furman University in 1999 with a B.A. in Political Science. She received her J.D. in 2002 from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Callie McLaughlin
Corporate Paralegal and Assistant Practice Administrator

Callie McLaughlin

Callie grew up in Columbia, where she graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in History and later earned a paralegal’s certificate. She has been a valuable member of the firm since 2015.

Staci Smith
Real Estate Paralegal

Staci Smith

Staci is a Georgia native who joined our firm as a real estate paralegal in 2019. With nearly twenty years of experience working on both the legal and banking sides of real estate transactions, Staci is familiar with all aspects of residential closings.

 

Christen Hampton
Front Desk Receptionist and Real Estate Administrative Assistant

Christen Hampton

Christen graduated from Clayton State University with a degree in Creative Writing, and has a background in education. She joined Buxton & Collie in 2019 and has quickly become a valuable member of our team.