Gift & Estate Planning Under the New Tax Reform Laws

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 11:15am - 1:00pm
Location: Christensen Hall of Fame Room - King Center SDSM&T
Speaker: John Buckley

John Buckley is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy as well as Harvard Law School, where he concentrated on corporate litigation and international law. He served on the Board of Directors of the National Lawyers Association, and also served on the Board of Regents of Ava Maria Law School now located in Naples, FL. He is a member of the local chapter of the Association of Graduates of the United States Air Force Academy, and served as a Graduate mentor for the cadets in Cadet Squadron Eleven. He is a founding member of Wealth Counsel LLC, an organization comprised of many of the best tax, business and estate planning lawyers in America.

Buckley Law was also a member of Business Enterprise Institute, which provides advanced education & mentorship to attorneys helping business owners exit their businesses & secure retirement through the owner’s departure. He has published articles on topics as diverse as USAF fighter safety, space warfare, and the legal risks of the present divorce laws and their adverse effect upon children. He has performed numerous seminars for both attorneys nationwide and laymen on tax and business planning and the unique tools available to clients to legally minimize their income, capital gains, estate and gift tax burdens. John Buckley is an owner of the Thunderbird Corporation. He has been an international business consultant with 20 years’ experience in Middle Eastern culture and business practices, as well as experience in the new Russia. He also drafted a law considered by the Colorado Legislature in 2002-2004, and helped revise a law passed in 2011 concerning the appropriateness and applicability of professional trustee fees in Colorado.

Mr. Buckley is an active Rotarian and has been on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs and the Champions Foundation for local scholar athletes. He spent a total of 24 years as an Air Force officer, including ten years on active duty and 14 years in the reserves. During his career, he was checked out as pilot in command in the T-33 Shooting Star, the F-106 Delta Dart, and the T-41 Muscalero. He logged time in the T-38 Talon, F-101 Voodoo, F-4 Phantom, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, L-39 Albatross, and Mig-29 Fulcrum. He is a retired reserve lieutenant colonel who finished his career after serving as the plankholder squadron commander of the first combined space test and aggressor squadron in the history of the United States Air Force. Buckley Law is a member of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. .

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