Georgia attorney and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Allen Buckley has been AV Martindale-Hubbell rated (the highest possible in terms of work quality and ethics) since 1996. Mr. Buckley is a member of:
- The State Bar of Georgia (including Employee Benefits and Tax Sections)
- The Cobb County Bar Association
- The American Association of Attorney-CPAs
- The Atlanta Tax Forum (1995-present)
- The Board of Directors, Midtown Assistance Center (MAC)
- The Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club (and has been its treasurer since its inception)
- The Board of Directors of the Midtown Assistance Center (he is also the treasurer)
- The Friends of the Arts of The Lovett School (he is also the treasurer)
Mr. Buckley previously was a partner in Troutman Sanders LLP and Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP.
Allen Buckley’s article “Why the Same Desk Rule Should Not Apply to Cash Asset Sales” was used by the U.S. Treasury Department to substantially repeal the same desk rule (by issuing Rev. Rul. 2000-27). Mr. Buckley has been counsel in several class action lawsuits, including a 2014 suit seeking to prevent the U.S. Treasury Department from charging user fees of tax return preparers and requiring refunds of fees paid. (He is also a pro se plaintiff in a similar case.)
Mr. Buckley was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1985. His education includes:
- Kent State University (B.A. in Accounting 1982)
- University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 1985)
- University of Florida (LL.M. in Taxation 1989; 3rd in the class).