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Buck is a primary member of the Corporate Services Department, secondarily of the Real Estate Practice Group and was formerly Chair of the Finance and Development Practice Group. His practice focus in these groups is upon commercial and real estate lending and secured transactions representing both borrowers and lenders and upon real estate titles and development.

Buck has served for the last 10 years as General Counsel to Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and its predecessor, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC. Prior to that, he advised for many years on ethical and conflict issues and has acted as a defense expert witness in malpractice litigation. He has experience in law firm mergers and in the transitioning of departing and arriving attorneys including file and records transfer, retention and destruction, as well as in issues arising out of attorney misconduct.

Career Highlights

Awards

  • Named to Louisville Magazine “Top Lawyers” List in the area of Ethics & Professional Responsibility Law, 2016
  • Recognized as a "Top Rated Lawyer" in Construction Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Real Estate Law, 2011 - 2014

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • St. James Episcopal Church (Sr. Warden, 1979-81, 1988, 1991; Vestryman, 1979-81, 1984-87, 1988-1991)
  • General Counsel, Yew Dell Gardens, 2002-Present
  • Member, Louisville Ballet Board of Directors, 2006-Present
  • Trustee, The Nature Conservancy, Kentucky Chapter, 2007-Present
  • Director, National Beagle Club, 1981-1991
  • President, Mid-America Foxhound Club, 1985-1990
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Countryside Alliance
  • British Association for Shooting and Conservation
  • Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Club National des Becassiers

Media

Contributions & Published Works

  • "Lending Aspects of Mineral Financing," Kentucky Mineral Law Manual Banks-Baldwin Law
  • "Acquisitions of Mining Concerns," Coal Law and Regulation, Matthew Bender & Co., 1983
  • "Authorizations and Special Entity Conveyancing," Chapter 13, Real Estate Practice Handbook, College of Law of University of Kentucky, 1990

Services

Industries

Washington and Lee University, B.A., English, cum laude, 1970
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973

  • Kentucky, 1973
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1974
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