Meet Laura C. Rivers

Ms. Laura C. Rivers assists individuals and families with estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, guardianships, and general business law.  Her focus is predominately in estate planning.

Laura represents clients in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Laura takes a comprehensive, proactive approach in developing sound planning, tailored to each client’s unique needs.

About Me

I grew up in Columbia, South Carolina with my parents and two older brothers. My brothers and I all attended Clemson University for undergrad. I wanted to go to law school to help people and to become engaged within the community, so I attended the University of South Carolina School of Law.  During law school, I became interested in estate planning while helping my family with their own planning. I quickly realized that I loved the personal aspect of helping people.

After law school, I attended the Georgetown University Law Center to obtain an LL.M. degree in taxation with an emphasis in estate planning, where I graduated with Distinction and with Honors. This would enable me to focus my practice in estate planning and related areas.

After enjoying a few years in the Washington, D.C. area, I wanted to be closer to family and to be back in the Carolinas.  I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where I practiced in trusts and estates at highly regarded law firms in both North Carolina and South Carolina for several years.  During my studies and subsequent work experience, I learned how to implement a wide array of estate planning techniques, including very sophisticated strategies for high net-worth clients, who often had assets in excess of $50 million.

In Charlotte, I met the love of my life, Tom, and now we are happily married with three small children.  We enjoy watching our children grow and change on a daily basis, running around to seemingly endless kid birthday parties, and going on adventures with friends and family (including our kids' six cousins).  After I had my daughter, I felt that I could best serve my clients and my family by opening my own office.

Here, I do things differently.  I strive to help people achieve their legal needs in a more personable and enjoyable manner. I have crafted a streamlined process by implementing sophisticated software solutions and systems through trial and error over many years.  Most importantly, I help people find peace of mind that no matter what happens, their future and well-being will be planned for, their life’s work will be protected and that optimal legal arrangements will be made to protect and provide for their family and loved ones. 

  • Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Favorite Aspect of Charlotte: I love Charlotte’s great restaurants and entertainment scene while only being two hours away from the mountains, the beach, and my family.
  • A Favorite Vacation Spot: Isle of Palms, South Carolina
  • I Always: Have breakfast.
  • Favorite Smell: Pumpkin pie spice.
  • Why Estate Planning: I love the personal aspect of estate planning, and I enjoy getting to know new people and helping them in a meaningful way.