Trust | Confidence | Integrity

Greenville, South Carolina

When you require legal representation for a real estate transaction, business formation, trust, probate or other matters, confidence in your attorney is paramount.

With over 50 years of combined legal experience, Laws & Laws understands the complexity of the attorney/client relationship. Terry, Courtnay and the Laws & Laws staff develop and sustain ongoing relationships with clients, enabling them to truly know the goals and challenges of each case.

Based in Greenville, SC, Laws & Laws is a boutique firm concentrating in residential, commercial, industrial and development real estate; business formations and corporate/business law; estate and probate law; wills, trusts and estates; purchase/sale of business; contracts and documentation. Terry and Courtnay have successfully represented thousands of citizens, families, banks, local businesses and major corporations. They provide a comprehensive experience in various areas of transactional law.

Terry, Courtnay and the Laws & Laws’ staff would be pleased to earn both your trust and your business. They want to be your attorneys for business and for life.

Mission Statement

At Laws & Laws, we pride ourselves on our honesty. We are dedicated to representing our clients’ best interests, being transparent in communication, and always engaging with the principles of compassion, dignity and respect.

About Laws & Laws


Courtnay approaches her life and her profession with a “wholehearted” attitude. Dr. Brene Brown defines wholehearted living as believing that they and others are worthy, acting with courage and compassion, developing connections with others, leaning into joy, and practicing vulnerability, integrity, and gratitude. As a commercial and residential real estate attorney, Courtnay strives to put her clients at ease and guide them through their transactions.

Courtnay is a native of Greenville, South Carolina, and enjoys watching her hometown grow and change. Courtnay graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina in 2002 with a double major in Business Management and Real Estate, and with a minor in English literature. She received her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law and was admitted to practice law in South Carolina in 2008. She joined J. Terry Laws Attorney in 2008. Courtnay made partner in 2018, and currently practices and resides in Greenville.

Courtnay provides a diverse skill set and experience in various areas of law. She facilitates negotiation in purchases, sales, leasing, financing, and contract review. She practices law in commercial and residential real estate as well as sale of business, simple estate planning, simple probate estate administration, and corporate formation.

In Courtnay’s spare time she enjoys reading, Bible study, music, snow skiing, and anything in or by water. She is an avid philanthropist and enjoys working with various charities around Greenville.


Before establishing his own law firm in 1989, Terry Laws practiced at four firms after being admitted to practice law in 1977. Each firm was successively merged with larger firms; the last of these was the largest firm in the state and one of the largest in the region.

For almost 30 years, J. Terry Laws, Attorney, LLC, now doing business as Laws & Laws, a licensed and insured law firm, has been a well-respected boutique firm practicing real estate and business law across South Carolina. The firm now consists of partner Courtnay Laws and a professional, courteous support staff.

Known as “an attorney who solves the hard problems,” Terry Laws was considered a deal maker and facilitator, all skills he honed from a nearly 42-year career in law practice.

The Laws and Laws firm continues to treat clients fairly and honorably. In Terry’s words, “Your work is important to us. It’s not one small item in an assembly line. Why? Because we want to see you tomorrow and next month and next year, whenever you need an attorney.”

Terry Laws was admitted to practice before all courts in South Carolina, in the United States District Court for South Carolina, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has been listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law.




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