Mount Pleasant Magazine May/June 2022

45 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com South Carolina, where it was love at first sight. They graduated in 2002, marrying a year later. They now parent two boys. Unlike the Buxtons, Brian and Lauren Collie managed not to meet in college but instead at a mutual friend’s wedding. They’ve now welcomed two daughters. The families crossed paths while Brian studied law. Jim taught Brian’s class, and the two connected. They blended their legal talents after Jim’s law practice began to excel. Brian joined Jim’s firm in 2012, eventually becoming partner. “I look at him more as a big brother than a law partner,” said Brian. These families have truly become a team. Jim, Brian and Courtney work for the firm, while Lauren thrives at Blackbaud. Becoming more a family all the time, they even vacation together. “We’ve tried to create an atmosphere at the firm that reflects our shared values of hard work and a dedication to family,” said Courtney. “It takes a village,” added Lauren. “But we all feel so lucky to live in such a wonderful place as Mount Pleasant!” Photo prov i ded. Lef t to r ight : Hugh Bux ton, Cour tney Bux ton, J im Bux ton, Jul i an Bux ton. Photo prov i ded. Lef t to r ight : Br ian Col l ie, Rose Col l ie, Lauren Col l ie, Evelyn Col l ie. Celebrating 6 years of caring for Mt. Pleasant 's Pets! Healthy Pet Food ● Salon Style Grooming Gourmet Baked Treats ● Stylish Essentials Plush & Tough Toys ● Chews & Bones And Much More! 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 ● (843) 388-5167 ● @WGBMtPleasant @woofgangbakery_mtp *Mention this ad and receive a FREE BAG of WGB Pink Treats!