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David P. Buckley Jr.

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David P. Buckley, Jr.
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Mr. Buckley, Founding Member, concentrates his practice in estate and succession planning for business owners and individuals and the representation of businesses, including purchasing and selling businesses, business litigation, financing and business formation. Mr. Buckley has been involved in estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, the administration of complex estates, resolving IRS disputes regarding contested estates and discounts, and the formation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and tax-exempt organizations, IRS tax disputes and commercial and residential real estate.


Certified Public Accountant 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) – 1995
  • Miami University (Ohio)
    B.S. – 1990
    Majors: Accounting and Finance

Published Works

  • “Alternative Investment Techniques for Sophisticated Estate Planning”, (Co-Author), Trust & Estates Magazine, September, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Worldwide Who’s Who, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Schiff Hardin & Waite, Chicago, Illinois, Associate Attorney, 1995 – 1997
  • Edwin C. Sigel, Ltd., Northbrook, Illinois, Staff Accountant, 1991 – 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Senior Warden
  • Barrington Hills Country Club, Board Member
  • Jeffrey Pride Foundation, Past Auxiliary Board Member
  • Barrington Area Council on Aging, Past Director
  • Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, Past Planned Giving Advisory Committee Member
  • District 220 Educational Foundation, Past President, Treasurer and Board Member
  • Samaritan Counseling Center, Past Board Member


  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2019, 2020)
  • Chicago Five Star Wealth Manager (2010-2013)
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