Michael F. Buckley

Mr. Buckley concentrates his practice on complex estate planning, business succession and estate and trust administration.


585) 232-5300 x205

(585) 238-3504


Practice Areas

Trusts & Estates


J.D., Cornell University (1968)
B.A., Dartmouth College (1965)


Mike Buckley is a member of the American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel; Trusts & Estates Sections of the New York, Florida and Monroe County Bar Associations; Estate Planning Council of Rochester; and the International Association of Financial Planners.


Mike Buckley has over 40 years of legal experience.  Prior to joining Boylan Code, Mr. Buckley was a Partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in Rochester, New York.

Honors & Achievements

Mike Buckley has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Trusts & Estates 1989-2020, and in Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & Probate.  He has achieved the highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and the highest rating from AVVO, and is also listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.  He has lectured extensively on estate and tax planning and related matters for the New York State Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Estate Planning Council of Western New York, and several corporations and other groups.


Mike Buckley has a long history of community service, including Board membership in the following organizations:  Daystar for Medically Fragile Children; Highland Hospital; Highland Hospital Foundation; Rochester Area Community Foundation; Strong Partners Health System, Inc.; University of Rochester Medical Center; James P. Wilmot Foundation; and YMCA of Greater Rochester.


Contributing Author, Estate Planning and Probate in New York
Co-Editor, Administration of New York Estates
Author, Counsel Trust