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James T. H. Buxton
James T. H. Buxton

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940 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 100 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Founding Partner, Business Law Attorney

James T. H. Buxton

A Charleston native, Jim returned to his beloved hometown after practicing at two firms ranked in American Lawyer’s top 50 list.

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. His practice areas include:

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

Jim has served on the South Carolina Bar’s Judicial Qualification Commission and currently serves on the council of the South Carolina Bar’s Corporate, Banking and Securities Law Section. He is a co-author of the 2018 SC Bar publication South Carolina Business Law Handbook: A Practical Guide for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Their Counsel.

Education and Degrees:
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Princeton University, B.A., History, 1995
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Charleston Business Magazine Legal Elite of the Lowcountry
  • James L. Petigru Award for Most Outstanding Student Lawyer
  • Star of the Quarter, South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • CALI Award, International Business Transactions
  • Associate Editor-In-Chief, American Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal
  • Multiple Ribbons, South Carolina State Fair Amateur Wine Making Competition
  • Member, South Carolina State Bar
  • Member, Georgia State Bar
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member, Governing Counsel of South Carolina Law Initiative housed at University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Secretary, South Carolina Bar Corporate, Banking & Securities Law Council
  • Former Member, South Carolina State Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee
In the Community:

Jim is a Charleston native with deep family roots and a strong commitment to the community. His activities include:

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, Porter-Gaud School
  • Board Member, CAPE Institute for Child Abuse Prevention and Education
  • Volunteer, Princeton Alumni Schools Committee (Chair of Virginia Committee, 2006-2007)
  • Past Board Member-Chairman, Star Gospel Mission
  • Past President, Porter-Gaud Alumni Association
  • Past Director, Roper Hospital
  • Past Co-Chair, Roper St. Francis Foundation Board of Fellows

He and his wife, Courtney, live in Mount Pleasant with their two sons. Jim enjoys playing basketball and football with the boys and being outdoors with his family and their English Springer Spaniel, Bass. Jim’s interests also include birding and amateur wine making.