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Robert W. Buechner

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA
221 E. 4th St, Suite 2300
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-357-4357
Fax: 513-977-4361
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1974
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Tax: Business, Closely Held Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Robert W. Buechner is the co-founder and president of Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Buechner practices in areas, including business law, corporate law, charitable giving, estate planning and tax planning. He serves a wide variety of clients in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio.

Mr. Buechner has been a licensed attorney since 1974 and has more than 40 years of experience. He is admitted in Ohio, Florida and Kentucky as well as before the U.S. Tax Court. Over the course of his career, he has authored several books and articles and lectures extensively at seminars and conferences.

Recognized for his accomplishments in the legal profession, Mr. Buechner has achieved an AV Preeminent* rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He is also the first-ever recipient of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s John W. Warrington Community Service Award and was named alumnus of the year from the Cincinnati Country Day School.

Mr. Buechner is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Kentucky Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Over the years, he has served in leadership positions for several community groups and volunteered his time to the Cincinnati Athletic Club, the Cincinnati Country Club, The Mercantile Library, the Queen City Club and the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in education from Princeton University, Mr. Buechner received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Before founding Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, he served as a commissioned officer for the U.S. Public Health Service.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Tax: Business
  • 20%Closely Held Business
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Tax Law


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Robert W. Buechner

First Admitted: 1974

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • OSBA Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Queen City Club
  • Mercantile Library
  • Cincinnati Country Day School, Trustee, 1985 - 1993
  • Cincinnati Athletic Club
  • GYRO Club
  • Church Council of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees, Chair/Chairman
  • Cincinnati Country Club
  • Rotary Club
  • Champions for Urban Youth, Co-Chair

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Princeton Club of Southern Ohio, President
  • Greater Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, Board of Trustees, Chair/Chairman
  • Ohio Bar Association, Special Taxation Section, Member
  • Ohio and Cincinnati Country Day School, Board of Trustees, Chair/Chairman
  • Bar and Life Underwriters, Cincinnati Bar Association, Joint Committee, Chair
  • Kentucky, 1992
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Microwave, Board of Directors, Member, 1983 - 1984
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Country Day School, Board of Trustees, President
  • Tax section of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Board of Trustees, Chair/Co-Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Special Taxation Section, Member
  • Princeton Club of Southwestern, Board of Trustees, Chair/Chairman
  • American Bar Association, Special Taxation Section, Member
  • Florida, 1974
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Taxation Section, Chairman, 1984 - 1985
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Board of Directors, Member
  • Greater Cincinnati Venture Association, Board of Trustees, Past President
  • Queen City Association, President
  • Cincinnatus Association, Board of Trustees, Chair/Chairman
  • Florida Bar Association, Special Taxation Section, Member
  • Ohio, 1974
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Employee Benefits Plans Subcommittee, Member
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1976
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute, Chair, 1981
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Tax Section, Chair, 1985 - 1986


  • Alumnus of the Year, Cincinnati Country Day School, 1987
  • Chieftain, CCDS, 2016
  • Extra Mile, 2002
  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, 2018
  • John Warrington Community Service Award, Cincinnati Bar Association, 1997
  • Peer-rated “Ohio Super Lawyer,” Cincinnati magazine, 2005 - Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Prosper through Tax Planning Coward, McCahn and Geoghagan, 1982
  • Why Universal Life National Underwriter Company, Co-Author, 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
  • Tax Law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, KY, Adjunct Professor, 1978 - 1985
  • Chartered Life Underwriter Program, Cincinnati, Instructor, 1975 - 2000
  • Ethics and Professionalism, Cincinnati Bar Association, Speaker, December 2011
  • Roth IRA Conversions, Cincinnati Bar Association, Speaker, January 2010
  • Million Dollar Roundtable, Speaker
  • CLU Institutes, Speaker
  • Connecting Passion and Purpose

Educational Background

  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, Cum Laude, B.S.E., Bachelor of Science in Education, 1969
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Office Location for Robert W. Buechner

221 E. 4th St
Suite 2300
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-357-4357

Fax: 513-977-4361

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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