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I  concentrate  my practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, taxation, corporate transactional work, succession planning, and real estate. I have been involved in estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, business succession planning, 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. I have also been involved in public debt and equity issuances, stock redemptions, IRS tax disputes, the acquisition and disposition of business entities, and commercial and residential real estate. 


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    3 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Tax: 20%
    3 years
  4. Business: 20%


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Cash, Check

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  • Bruce D. Paynter

    Mr. Buckley is a highly ethical and conscientious attorney. I have entrusted personal matters as well as those of clients to his office and have never bbeen disappointed.


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Contact info

Kelleher & Buckley, LLC

102 S. Wynstone Park Drive
Suite 100
North Barrington, IL, 60010


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chicago Five Star Wealth ManagerChicago Magazine2013
Chicago Five Star Wealth ManagerChicago Magazine2012
Chicago Five Star Wealth ManagerChicago Magazine2011
Chicago Five Star Wealth ManagerChicago Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberKelleher & Buckley, LLC1997 - Present
Associate AttorneySchiff Hardin & Waite1995 - 1997
Staff AccountantEdwin C. Sigel, Ltd1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Worldwide Who's WhoMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Trust & Estates Magazine"Alternative Investment Techniques for Sophisticated Estate Planning"1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Miami University of OhioAccounting FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1990