Vasili Russis is the head of the Tax and Wealth Structuring Group at Kelleher & Buckley, LLC.  Vas has been practicing law since 1995 and is also a CPA in the State of Illinois.  This combination allows Vas to bring a unique understanding of issues in client matters.

As head of the Tax and Wealth Structuring Group, Vas deals with a wide variety of matters, including tax matters – including transaction structuring, tax disputes, tax planning and return processing – estate planning, asset protection, litigation, corporate transactions and real estate.  His clientele spans a wide variety of businesses, including retail, manufacturing, service, farming and professional services.  His experience and work philosophy allow Vas to maximize client benefit and build trust with clients, helping clients with business and professional matters, as well as personal matters – these factors have not only allowed Vas to grow his practice but also be a source of feedback and knowledge for the firm.

Vas also gives back to his community, being involved in various community groups involving education in the Lake Zurich area. Vas is also a Board Member of Bigger Than Basketball, a charity involved in research, education and funding for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Practice Areas

Phone: 847-382-9130
Fax: 847-382-9135


  • Certified Public Accountant   |  1990

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D.  |  1995
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    B.S.  |  1989
    Major: Accountancy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association  |  Member
  • Greater North Shore Estate Planning Counsel  |  Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Levun, Goodman & Cohen, LLP, Northbrook, Illinois, Attorney  |  1995 – 2009

Published Works

  • “Federal Court Denies Protection in Bankruptcy for Inherited IRA”, (Co-Author), Illinois State Bar Association’s Commercial, Banking & Bankruptcy Law Newsletter

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bigger Than Basketball Foundation  |  Board Member

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.