How We Help

Kelleher & Buckley, LLC provides counsel to business owners, closely-held, family businesses, larger corporations as well as entrepreneurs and start-ups. Our attorneys understand the needs of business owners at every level and provide tailored counsel. As our clients’ advocates, we seek the most economical and timely solutions to achieve the results that protect their business and achieve their goals. In addition to the knowledge we have gained from operating a business ourselves — our law firm — several of our attorneys are also accountants and tax specialists who enhance our ability to advise clients about their business operations. With over 250 years of combined experience, our corporate team can handle even the most complex transactions.

We help our clients negotiate contracts, buy and sell businesses, and navigate a variety of other legal challenges associated with being a business owner. Matching our clients’ goals with the laws of limited liability companies, partnerships, corporations and taxation is our strength. Our attorneys take pride in easing the many burdens business owners face. We typically work with business owners throughout the lifecycle of their business and often multiple generations.


Overview of Services

  • Buying, Selling and Merging Businesses
  • Preparing and Administering Corporate Legal Records
  • Buy and sell Agreements
  • Formation of Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships
  • Trademarks and Servicemarks
  • Master Service and Licensing Agreements
  • Manufacturing, Distribution and Sales Agreements
  • Private Placements and Funds
  • Executive Compensation and Employment Agreements
  • Non-Compete & Confidentiality Agreements
  • Severance Agreements
  • Tax Planning, Structuring and Recapitalization
  • Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances and Joint Initiatives
  • Spin-Offs, Split-Offs and Subsidiary Transactions
  • International Transactions
  • Compliance and Ethics
  • Not-For-Profit Planning



Buying and Selling

Strategic deal structuring is the key to maximizing bottom-line results when negotiating the sale or purchase of a business. Our attorneys go beyond just negotiating a good price. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC attorneys will review all the fundamental components of a deal such as what is being sold, when and how payment will be made, taxation, allocation of liabilities, ongoing consulting and employment arrangements, and other business factors that can have a very significant impact. The Corporate Practice Group at Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can help maximize bottom-line results by balancing these complex components between the buyer and seller.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Many business entities, even closely held family businesses, become involved in a merger or acquisition (M & A) at some stage. Completing the process effectively minimizes disruption to the business and guards against the loss of profitability. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC helps clients manage every phase of the process, including post-closing matters such as merging employee groups, determining liability risks, and establishing business succession plans for the newly merged or acquired business.

Buy-Sell Agreements

Developing a buy-sell agreement is like writing a will – it allows business partners and stakeholders to lay out their plans and goals for the business after they have passed. Our attorneys have the professional knowledge and experience to assist you in this proactive planning to protect the business from any avoidable and potential decrease in value.

Formation of Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships

Matching our clients’ goals with the laws governing corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, taxation and fiduciary duties is our strength. By offering targeted legal advice, our lawyers can help clients find the right business structure for their personal goals.

Meet Our Team of Experienced Corporate Law Attorneys

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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.