Meet Our Team

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA) and Vanderbilt University (JD)

Murray Sawyer, JD

Founder and CEO

Murray Sawyer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westover Capital Advisors, LLC. 

He founded Westover in 1999 and is involved in all facets of the firm’s business. He is incredibly proud of the company’s culture and its credentialed, experienced, and trustworthy advisors and professional staff. With every team member working collaboratively, the firm guides its clients toward achieving their investment and wealth management goals and their tax planning objectives, not only for themselves but also for their future generations. 

Murray has decades of estate planning, investment management, and business experience. He practiced law for over thirty years and was the founding and managing partner of Sawyer, Akin, and Herron, P.A. His estate planning practice taught him that family goals and solutions are often best accomplished by carefully drafting trusts and related documents. For the decade before he founded Westover, he also had responsibility for managing the law firm’s employee retirement plans, which taught him the importance of acting as a fiduciary and safeguarding their assets through wise investment choices. Understanding the challenges of small, family-owned businesses is part of his DNA. More than forty years ago, he founded American Incorporators, Ltd, an incorporation and corporate filing service, and remains its Chairman.  

Murray has also always been committed to philanthropy’s transformative power to make a positive difference in the world, especially in education. Because of his own life journey, he has created, endowed, and contributed to scholarships to assist students at all stages of their education – private day, boarding, college, and post-college. He founded the Murray and Randy Sawyer Foundation a decade ago and, for more than thirty years, has served as a Trustee of the Ellice and Rosa McDonald Foundation.

Murray is a former President of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, former President of the Lincoln Club of Delaware, and a former Board member of the Pilot School. He is past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Libraries. He was also an elected local official, serving one term as a New Castle County Councilman. (Coincidently, before becoming a U.S. Senator, President Joe Biden also served as New Castle County Councilman.)

Murray enjoys traveling the world, devouring books, especially biographies, rooting on the Tar Heels, and spending weekends on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife, children, and ten grandchildren.

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