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Anna F. Buckner

Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal LLP
2001 Park Place North, Suite 700
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4804

Areas of Practice:

Asset Protection Planning
Business Succession Planning
Charitable Planning and Tax
     Exempt Organizations
Corporate and Business Law
Estate and Wealth Transfer
Probate Litigation/Guardianship/
Probate, Estate and Trust
Real Estate Transaction and
Special Needs Planning
Taxation & IRS Audits


J.D., magna cum laude,
     Cumberland School of Law of
     Samford University, 1999 (Phi
     Alpha Delta, Sports and
     Entertainment Law Society,
     Member, Curia Honoris,
     Cumberland Law Review, 1997-
     1999, Cumberland Scholar of
     Merit Mary Love Collins
     Memorial Scholarship)
M.B.A, cum laude, Auburn
     University, 1995
B.S., magna cum laude, Auburn
     University, 1993

Admitted to Practice:

Alabama State Bar (1999)
U.S. District Court for the
     Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Middle
     District of Alabama


Anna F. Buckner

Anna Funderburk Buckner is a partner in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'
Neal LLP, where she practices in the areas of estates and trusts, including estate planning and administration, taxation, real estate and corporate law. A former professional tennis player, Mrs. Buckner attended Auburn University (B.S., cum laude, 1993; M.B.A., 1995) and Cumberland School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1999).

Mrs. Buckner is trained in Collaborative Practice. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), a consortium of lawyers, financial professionals and mental health professionals who are committed to helping resolve civil and domestic relations disputes in a collaborative manner outside traditional legal forums. She is also a member of the Birmingham Collaborative Alliance, serving on a training committee.

Mrs. Buckner is a licensed real estate agent, and a former member of the National Association of Realtors and the Birmingham Association of Realtors. She is a member of the Alabama, Birmingham and American Bar Associations and participates in the Sections on Business Law, Taxation, and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law.

Mrs. Buckner currently serves as a Board member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she served on the Cumberland School of Law Annual Fund Committee, is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, and is National Vice President of Chi Omega Fraternity and an Ex-Officio Trustee of the Chi Omega Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors for the Auburn University Bar Association and was a member of the Charter Class of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum in 2005. She has also been an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law teaching Real Estate Transactions.

Mrs. Buckner is a member of the Birmingham Estate Planning Counsel and the Alabama and National Associations for Charitable Planned Giving. She is a member of the Alabama Law Institute where she was a member of the committees that revised the Alabama Prudent Investor Act, the Alabama Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, and the Alabama Durable Power of Attorney Act. She currently serves on the Alabama Law Institute Unitrust Act Committee and is an Alabama Law Counsel Member. Mrs. Buckner frequently lectures on estate planning topics locally and regionally. She was selected by her peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Trust and Estates. In addition she serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Institute on Federal Taxation and is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) where she also serves on the Fiduciary Litigation Committee.


NOTICE. Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you (an 'engagement letter').

To initiate a possible representation, call Anna F. Buckner at the above telephone number. She will determine if any conflict exists, and, if not, put you in touch with an appropriate lawyer. When you receive an engagement letter from that lawyer, you will be our client, and we may exchange information freely.



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