Robert W. Buechner

Robert W. Buechner

Shareholder
Co-Founder
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone:
513-357-4357
Fax:
513-977-4361
Email:

Robert W. Buechner is President of the law firm of Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., L.P.A. in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School and has earned the prestigious CLU and ChFC designations from the American College.

He has been designated as a Super Lawyer since 2009 and is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Nationally recognized as an authority on tax and financial matters, Mr. Buechner has authored six books, published 18 articles and has spoken at over 1,000 tax, financial, and motivational forums.  He has also spoken at the Million Dollar Roundtable and nine CLU Institutes.

In addition, he has been an entrepreneur starting “Team Coaching for Winning at Life” and has developed a seminar program with Tara L. Robinson titled “Connecting Passion and Purpose.” Also he has been a co-chair of “Champions for Urban Youth” which connects caring adults with inner city children.

He has served as Chair or Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the following organizations: Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute, Tax section of the Cincinnati Bar Association, church council of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, the City Club, Greater Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, the Cincinnatus Association, the Princeton Club of Southwestern, Ohio and Cincinnati Country Day School. (“CCDS”).  He hosted his own T.V. show, “Greater Cincinnati Business Review” for 11 years.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of two publicly traded corporations and is a former trustee of SORTA.

Mr. Buechner has been a volunteer mentor in our public schools for over 25 years earning the prestigious “Extra Mile” Award in 2002.  In addition, the Cincinnati Bar Association awarded him the first John Warrington Community Service Award in 1997 and he received the “Chieftain” award from CCDS in 2016 for outstanding community service.

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

Education

  • 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

Classes/Seminars

  • 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