David P. Buckley, Jr.

David P. Buckley, Jr. concentrates his practice in estate and succession planning for individuals, families and business owners. Mr. Buckley also represents business owners in buying and selling businesses, business litigation, financing and business formation. For over 25 years, Mr. Buckley has assisted high net worth individuals and families with estate 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.


Estate Planning
Business Law
Estate & Trust Administration
Commercial Real Estate


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, J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)​
Miami University (Ohio), B.S. Accounting and Finance


Certified Public Accountant, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association | Member

Podcasts and Published Works

  • M&A Unplugged Podcast Guest, Episode #21, Estate Planning, M&A Transaction Planning, Assembling the Right Team and Securing Key Employees
  • “Alternative Investment Techniques for Sophisticated Estate Planning”, (Co-Author), Trust & Estates Magazine

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


  • 2022 Crain’s Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law
  • 2019-2023 The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates
  • 2019-2023 Illinois Super Lawyer
  • 2010-2013 Chicago Five-Star Wealth Manager