Meet the Lawyers at Schweizer & Associates

At Schweizer & Associates, our mission is to help our clients create better futures for themselves, their families, and the people around them.

Schweizer & Associates is a Garner law firm that provides “future-focused” legal services for our clients here and in Benson, Clayton, and the surrounding areas. What do we mean by “future focused?” We’re committed to providing services that help you achieve your dreams, whether you’re ready to launch a thriving business; you want to experience financial security through real estate; or you’re ready to look forward with confidence through comprehensive estate planning.

Whatever you want your future to hold, we’re here to offer you the experienced legal counsel and services necessary to make it happen.

Why do we focus our expertise on these practice areas? Because when we make the future of each individual stronger, more secure, and more successful, we’re making our community smarter, stronger, and more successful.

Meet the Lawyers at Schweizer & Associates

Matthew Schweizer

Matthew A. Schweizer graduated from Appalachian State University with his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, then continued on to receive a Master Degree in Public Administration. After leaving Appalachian State, Matt studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his law degree and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1997.

Since that time, he has served thousands of clients, primarily in areas related to eminent domain and both residential and commercial real estate law. Now, he is focusing his expertise on serving clients here in Garner.

When he’s not working, he’s enjoying NC State football and UNC basketball.

View Matthew’s Resume here

Kristen N. Mackintosh was born and raised in North Carolina. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a Bachelor Degree in both Political Science and History. After she graduated, she attended the University of Toledo College of Law and received her law degree and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1996.

After practicing in Ohio for several years, Kristen came back to North Carolina and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2013. She focuses her legal experience on helping her clients with estate planning and administration, residential real estate, and corporate law services.

When she’s not working, Kristen enjoys reading, cooking, and hanging out with Bailey, her puggle.

View Kristen’s Resume here

Meet our Paralegals

Julia A. Gillies graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2020 (go Tar Heels!) with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and a minor in Computer Science. During her time at UNC, Julia enjoyed volunteering to serve the community mainly through the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and NCPIRG’s environmental campaigns. She has experience in legal research, consulting services, and the nonprofit industry.

In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, exercising, and trying out new hobbies.

Sydney Hafner Sydney Hafner graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Public Policy and Women’s and Gender Studies. As an undergraduate, Sydney worked in UNC’s network of makerspaces where she helped students, faculty, and researchers bring their design ideas to life using technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics, and wood shop machinery. She also has experience in project management, training development, and outdoor education. In her free time, Sydney likes to go on hikes, try out new recipes, go to the gym, and relax with friends and family.

Jasmine Edwards.  Jasmine Edwards graduated from East Carolina University in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. She has experience working in restaurants, bars, and country clubs and can always recommend a good spot for a cocktail or a bite to eat. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys creating art, baking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. 

Kate Safrit. Kate Safrit graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2022 with a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Spanish. She was also a Green Greeks Representative for her sorority to Sustainable Carolina. Outside of work, she loves to read and spend time with friends and family.

Contact Our Garner Law Firm to Protect Your Future!

If you’re ready to take the next step to achieve your goals and create a better future for yourself and your family, we’re here to help with expert legal services and advice! Reach out to us today at (919) 792-8745 or fill out our online contact form to set up a consultation related to estate planning and administration, commercial or residential real estate, and business law.

What Makes Us Different

  • We believe in relationships
  • We believe in transparency
  • Our prices are listed on our website because you deserve to know what we charge
  • We have homemade cookies!
  • We offer our clients homemade assorted breads when they complete a project
  • We are the home of The Happy Lawyer
  • Our goal is to make you feel comfortable
  • We believe in not rushing our clients
  • We want our clients to understand everything we prepare