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David P Buckley Jr.

Estate planning Attorney at Barrington, IL

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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 6 years
    Florida - FL 8 years
    Illinois - IL 28 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2018
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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David P. Buckley, Jr. is a co-founder and managing partner of Buckley Fine Law. He concentrates his practice in estate planning and corporate representation. For over 25 years, Dave has assisted high net worth individuals and families with advanced estate planning, asset protection, the administration of complex estates, and estate tax planning. As a lawyer, CPA and business owner, Dave takes a comprehensive approach to finding the best solutions for his clients. From inception to sale, Dave represents business owners throughout the lifetime of their organization, including business formation, financing, buying and selling business, and succession planning for the next generation.

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Buckley Fine, LLC
201 S. Grove Avenue
4th Floor
Barrington, IL, 60010

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Buckley Fine, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founding Member
  • Kelleher & Buckley, LLC
  • 1997 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Schiff Hardin & Waite
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Staff Accountant
  • Edwin C. Sigel, Ltd
  • 1991 - 1993
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  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Trusts & Estates - Chicago
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers®
  • 2021
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Chicago Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2013
  • Chicago Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2012
  • Chicago Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2011
  • Chicago Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2010
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  • Trust & Estates Magazine
  • "Alternative Investment Techniques for Sophisticated Estate Planning"
  • 1996

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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dave is a highly qualified and knowledgeable attorney. His clients’ needs and best interests are always top of mind. As an associate, I have found great value in his mentorship."
Business Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dave is a talented attorney dedicated to finding solutions for his clients. He is able to simplify complex legal issues and make them easy to understand, and in turn, easier to solve. He is extremely patient and very knowledge about the overlapping areas of business law, tax law, and estate planning. He is a valuable resource for any business owner, especially those interested in acquiring new entities, succession planning, or creating a multi-generational business."
Business Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dave has shown a personal dedication to his clients with his knowledge and experience. He is very understanding and compassionate to his client’s needs. He is an attorney to be trusted and respected."
Tax Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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Barrington Estate planning Lawyer David P Buckley Jr.
David P Buckley Jr.
Estate planning Attorney
Barrington, IL
Licensed for 28 years
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