Andrew Kelleher, Jr., co-founder of Kelleher & Buckley, LLC, had a vision of legal services deeply rooted in high-level client services from the very inception of the firm. He believes that nothing replaces old-fashioned hard work. That hard work has been focused on putting the client’s best interests first for over 20 years.

Andy concentrates his practice in trust and estate law, business law, tax law and asset protection planning for high net worth business owners, executives and individuals. He enjoys the never-ending challenges of solving complex estate and tax planning puzzles for his clients. Being both an attorney and a CPA, he has earned the respect and trust of both clients and peers alike by never prescribing advice that he wouldn’t take himself.

Andy is proud of the top-notch talent the firm has attracted over the years, and the high standards of excellent services they have set keeps clients coming back. He continues to lead by example by volunteering time to his alma mater and church groups.


  • Certified Public Accountant   |  1993

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D., LL.M. (Taxation with Honors)  |  1995
  • DePaul University
    B.S.  |  1990
    Major: Accountancy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Midwest Business Broker & Intermediaries (“MBBI”)  |  Director
  • American Bar Association  |  Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association  |  Member
  • ProVisors West Loop 1   |  Member
  • Lake County Bar Association   |  Member
  • Wealth Counsel  |  Member
  • Worldwide Who’s Who  |  Member
  • Illinois Farm Bureau |  Member
  • Lake Zurich Golf Club  |  Member
  • The Club at Wynstone  |  Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth | Member


  • “Timeliness of Estate Planning in Today’s World” Porte Brown Webinar, Guest Speaker  |  2020
  • “Estate Planning Opportunities – Take Advantage of the Present to Improve Your Future” Webinar, Featured Speaker  |  2020
  • “Paycheck Protection Program & Mortgage Forbearance” Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce Webinar, Guest Speaker  |  2020
  • “Paycheck Protection Program & Addressing Loan Forgiveness Questions” Porte Brown Webinar, Guest Speaker  |  2020
  • “PPP Loan Forgiveness and The Building Industry” Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago Webinar, Guest Speaker  |  2020
  • “Stress Testing Deals in Good Times, Bad Times and Now” MBBI Webinar, Guest Speaker  |  2020
  • “Recovering COVID-19 Business Expenses and Lost Profits” Webinar  |  2020
  • “Employment Law Updates to Protect You During the Pandemic and Beyond” Webinar  |  2020
  • “Paycheck Protection Program Update” LCBA Webinar, Guest Speaker  |  2020
  • “Selling a Business, Buy/Sell Agreements and Life Insurance as Asset Protection”; M&A Unplugged Podcast Guest  |  2020

Speaking Engagements

  • “Changing Residency & Recent Tax Act Developments”; Wells Fargo Presentation  |  2018



  • Illinois Super Lawyer  |  2019, 2020
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award |  2014


Andrew J. Kelleher, Jr.
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Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Anne’s Finance Committee, Member
  • Saint Viator Summer Internship Program, Member & Participant
  • Barrington Area Community Foundation, Directors’ Advisory Council
  • Past President, St. Vincent De Paul Society, St. Francis De Sales Parish Chapter
  • St. Anne’s Guys Group, Founding Member & Supporter

After a tremendous 22 years together, David Buckley and Andrew Kelleher, founding members of Kelleher & Buckley, LLC, have decided to amicably split into two distinct law firms. The creation of these new firms will allow each company to follow their individual roadmap to success and maximize their clients’ experience.

We are excited to announce both partnerships: K&B equity member Robert Holland will partner with Andrew Kelleher to form Kelleher + Holland, LLC. Similarly, equity member Linda Fine will join David Buckley to create Buckley Fine, LLC. All of our current attorneys, paralegals and staff will be taking this journey with us.

The separation is effective September 1, 2020, at which point Kelleher & Buckley will no longer be providing legal services. During this transition, you can continue to expect the high quality of service you have always received from us as we shift to our new partnerships. Current and past clients, please check your email for additional details.

In the meantime, we have developed an FAQ to address any general questions you may have. As always, please feel free to contact us with any specific questions or concerns.

Thank you for your loyalty over the last 20+ years; we appreciate your support during this transition and look forward to advising you in the future.