Apr. 29 2024

Real Estate Law Group expands to 12th office in the Carolinas

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The McAngus Goudelock & Courie Real Estate Group (MGC) has opened offices in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, North Carolina. This expansion marks the firm’s growing presence in the Carolinas, with a total of four offices in North Carolina and eight offices in South Carolina. MGC welcomes attorneys Lawson Newton and Phil Searcy to the firm, who will serve this expanded jurisdiction.

“Phil and Lawson are very experienced real estate attorneys, both having run a successful practice together for over three decades,” says David Ross, managing attorney of the MGC Real Estate Law Group. “We are excited about the opportunity to bring them into our MGC family, which will afford us the opportunity to service the Winston-Salem market. Additionally, their wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as their current client base, will also provide MGC with multiple options for further growth throughout the state of North Carolina.”

Lawson Newton | serving Kernersville and Winston-Salem

Lawson Newton handles residential and commercial real estate matters, homeowners’ associations, corporate law, basic estate planning and real estate litigation. Lawson is the past chairman of the North Carolina Land Records Task Force and a past member of the Real Property Section Council for the North Carolina Bar Association.

Lawson earned his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law and Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University. As a member of the Forsyth County Bar Association, he has presented at several local bar seminars.

Phil Searcy | serving Kernersville, Shallotte, Wilmington and Winston-Salem

Phil Searcy handles residential and commercial real estate matters and industrial transactions. As a Board Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property Law and Commercial Real Property Law, Phil has served clients across North Carolina for more than 41 years.

Phil earned his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law and Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina. He was previously a member of the Real Property Specialization Committee for the North Carolina State Bar, which is responsible for the testing and assessment of those who aim to be recognized as specialists in the practice of real estate law. In addition, Phil served for five years on the North Carolina Bar Association and NC Realtors Association Forms Committee, aiding in drafting the standard real estate forms for the state of North Carolina. He is currently an Advisory Board Member for Truist Bank.