Robert W. Buechner

Robert W. Buechner

Cincinnati, Ohio
Bob represents business owners and families on advanced estate planning and tax planning issues, corporate matters and retirement planning. He has substantial experience in tax and estate planning for owners of privately-held businesses. He has written over 2,500 estate plans and has served as director of two publicly-traded companies and numerous privately-held firms. Bob is a co-founder of the Buechner Haffer law firm.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Probate
  • Charitable Giving

Litigation Percentage

  • 2% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • OSBA Certified Estate Planning Specialist

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1974
  • Florida, 1974
  • Kentucky, 1992
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1976


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • B.S.E., Bachelor of Science in Education cum laude - 1969

Published Works

  • Prosper through Tax Planning Coward, McCahn and Geoghagan, 1982
  • Why Universal Life (Co-Authored) National Underwriter Company, 1982
  • Living Gangbusters Jason Publishing, Inc., 1986
  • The Eight Pathways To Financial Success (5th ed. 2011)
  • Roth IRA Conversions”, Ohio Journal of Estate Planning, 2010
  • Asset Protection- A Powerful use of a Revocable Trust”, Journal of Practical Estate Planning, 2007


  • Adjunct Professor, Tax Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, KY, 1978 - 1985
  • Instructor, Chartered Life Underwriter Program, Cincinnati, 1975 - 2000
  • Speaker, Ethics and Professionalism, Cincinnati Bar Association, December 2011
  • Speaker, Roth IRA Conversions, Cincinnati Bar Association, January 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Alumnus of the Year, Cincinnati Country Day School, 1987
  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Peer-rated “Ohio Super Lawyer,” Cincinnati magazine, 2005-Present
  • First-ever recipient of the John Warrington Community Service Award, Cincinnati Bar Association, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chairman, Taxation Section, 1984 - 1985
  • Cincinnati Microwave, Member, Board of Directors, 1983 - 1984
  • Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute, Chair, 1981
  • Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Member, Board of Directors
  • Cincinnati Country Day School, President of the Board of Trustees
  • Princeton Club of Southern Ohio, President
  • Queen City Association, President
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member, Special Taxation Section
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member, Special Taxation Section
  • Florida Bar Association, Member, Special Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association, Member, Special Taxation Section
  • Bar and Life Underwriters, Cincinnati Bar Association, Chaired the Joint Committee
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Member, Employee Benefits Plans Subcommittee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chair, Tax Section, 1985 - 1986
  • Greater Cincinnati Venture Association, Past President, Board of Trustees

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Public Health Service, Commissioned Officer

Pro Bono Activities

  • Queen City Club
  • Cincinnati Country Club
  • Cincinnati Athletic Club
  • Mercantile Library
  • Rotary Club
  • GYRO Club
  • Trustee, Cincinnati Country Day School, 1985 - 1993