Brent M. Buckley

Brent M. Buckley


Buckley King

Recognized since 2011

Cleveland, Ohio

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Derivatives and Futures Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Banking and Finance
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While fully engaged as Managing Partner of Buckley King, Brent Buckley counsels and represents financial institutions, private equity firms, lenders, businesses and executive management on business issues, complex and structured finance, workouts, asset-based lending, corporate internal investigations, and commercial litigation matters.

Brent is nationally recognized for excellence in both corporate law and banking and finance litigation. He is named among the prestigious Legal Who's Who as one of the nation's top attorneys for high-stakes litigation by Corporate Responsibility Magazine, the Best Lawyers in America®, one of the "Top 50 Attorneys in Cleveland," "Top 100 Attorneys in Ohio," and Super Lawyers. Brent's business judgment and experience makes a distinctive impact at the closing table and in the courtroom.

Brent is regularly retained in matters involving "bet the company" litigation, multi-district litigation, class actions and business disputes primarily on behalf of corporations, financial institutions and educational entities. He also has successfully defended directors and officers and matters involving professional liability.

Brent is active on community, professional and civic boards serving in leadership roles for many non-profit organizations. He is often sought to speak to the legal community and business organizations on commercial litigation issues, business and governance matters.

Location

  • 1400 Fifth Third Center
    600 Superior Avenue East
    Cleveland, OH 44114

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Cleveland State University , J.D., graduated 1982
  • Case Western Reserve University, BA, graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia

Affiliations

  • Cleveland Institute of Music - Board of Trustees, Vice Chair
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Business, Banking & Corporate Counsel Section, Chair
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Board of Visitors
  • College Now Greater Cleveland - Board of Directors, Secretary
  • First Tee . Cleveland - Board of Directors
  • Friends of James A. Garfield National Historic Site - Trustee
  • Greater Cleveland Film Commission - Board of Trustees
  • Greater Cleveland Sports Commission - Board of Trustees
  • Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court - Member
  • Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District - Life Member
  • St. Vincent Charity Medical Center - Board of Directors, Secretary
  • United Way of Lake County - Board of Directors

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Banking and Finance

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Cleveland (2023)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Awards:

  • 2014 Legal Who's Who - Top Attorneys in the Nation for High-Stakes Litigation (Corporate Responsibility Magazine)
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Cleveland
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Ohio
  • Best Lawyers in America - Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America - Banking & Finance Litigation
  • The Top Legal Minds in Northeast Ohio - Leading Lawyers
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers - Corporate Law
  • Super Lawyers - Business & Corporate Law
  • AV-Preeminent Rated (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • People of Vision Award - 2012 Honoree, (Prevent Blindness Ohio)
  • Leadership Cleveland - Class of 2000

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