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Brent Buckley provides legal advice and services to financial institutions, private equity firms, lenders, corporations, and executive management on corporate and business issues including corporate governance and internal corporate investigations, as well as complex and structured finance, workouts, asset-based lending, and commercial litigation matters. He is regularly retained in high-stakes, "bet-the-company" litigation, multidistrict litigation, class actions and business disputes. Brent also has successfully defended directors and officers in matters of professional liability. 


Brent is active on community, professional, and civic boards serving in leadership roles for many non-profit organizations.  He is often sought to speak on commercial litigation issues, business, and governance matters.


Practice areas


  1. M & A: 20%
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Corporate: 20%
  5. Banking: 20%

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Contact info

Buckley King, A Legal Professional Association

1400 Fifth Third Center.
600 Superior Avenue E.
Cleveland, OH, 44114-2652


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Who's Who - Top in the Nation for High-Stakes LitigationCorporate Responsibility2014
People of Vision AwardPrevent Blindness - Ohio2012
Master BencherJudge John M. Manos American Inn of Court2009
AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Georgia's Top Rated LawyersAmerican Lawyer MediaN/A
Ohio Super Lawyer - Business & TransactionsSuper Lawyers MagazineN/A
The Top Legal Minds in Northeast OhioInside Business MagazineN/A
Leading Lawyer - Corporate LawInside Business MagazineN/A
Top Rated Lawyers - Banking & Finance LawAmerican Lawyer MediaN/A
Top Rated Lawyers - Commercial LitigationAmerican Lawyer MediaN/A
Top 100 Lawyers in OhioSuper LawyersN/A
Top 50 Lawyers in ClevelandSuper LawyersN/A
Ohio Super Lawyer - Business & Corporate LawSuper Lawyers MagazineN/A
The Best Lawyers in America - Banking & Finance LitigationWoodward-White, Inc.N/A
The Best Lawyers in America - Corporate LawWoodward-White, Inc.N/A
Cleveland's Top Rated LawyersAmerican Lawyer MediaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBuckley King1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationChair, Business, Banking & Corporate Counsel SectionN/A
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens FederationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Greater Cleveland Sports CommissionBoard of TrusteesN/A
First Tee ClevelandBoard of DirectorsN/A
College Now Greater ClevelandBoard of Directors, SecretaryN/A
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawNational Advisory CouncilN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationBoard of TrusteesN/A
Cleveland Institute of MusicBoard of Trustees, Vice ChairN/A
The Risk Management SocietyMemberN/A
Judge John M. Manos American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
The Judicial Conference of The Eighth Judicial DistrictLife MemberN/A
Ohio Association of Civil Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
United Way of Lake CountyBoard of DirectorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
White Collar Crime DefenseN/A
Class Action and MDLN/A
Commercial LitigationDefense verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Counsel to Counsel MagazineIndependent Advice is Critical Whenever Internal Roles are Unclear2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Case Western Reserve UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Buckley King - ShopTalkDirectors & Officers Liability2014
Buckley King - Complimentary ProgramCybersecurity Strategies that Every Business, Director and Officer Needs to Know2014
Profitable Growth ... Doing it BetterM&A Strategies: 10 Ways to Enhance Value for the Day You Sell2013
Association of Corporate CounselNavigating the D&O Coverage Maze in an Era of Increased Scrutiny2013