Contact

Leonard Law, P.S.C.
182 Barnwood Drive, Edgewood, Kentucky 41017
Edward J. Buechel – Of Counsel
ejb@bclfirm.com
Direct Dial: 859-578-6603

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Kentucky
State of Ohio

Education

University of Kentucky Law School
Juris Doctor – 1977
Order of the Coif
Notes Editor, Kentucky Law Journal

Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts – 1974

Honors & Community Involvement

Current Service
Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC)

Member, Probate and Trust Law Section, Kentucky Bar Association

Member, Legislation Committee, Probate and Trust Law Section, Kentucky Bar Association

Frequent Speaker and Author on Estate Planning and Probate Topics

Kentucky Super Lawyer – 2010-2011, 2013-2018

Board Member, St. Charles Care Center, Inc.

President, Fortunate Families, Inc.

Board Member, Faith Community Pharmacy

Past Service
Chair, Probate and Trust Law Section, Kentucky Bar Association

Chair, Probate Section, Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Member,
Committee of Business, Banking and Corporation Law Section of Kentucky Bar
Association which analyzed, modified and lobbied for adoption of the revised Kentucky
Corporation Law which was enacted in 1988

Notes Editor,
Kentucky Law Journal
Chair, Board of Trustees, Saint Charles Care Center, Inc.
Board Member, Community Foundation of Northern, Kentucky, Inc.

Board Member,
SCNK, Inc.
Chair, Planned Giving Committee, St. Charles Care Center, Inc.
Chair, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (1993-1994)

Board Member and Chair of Various Committees, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (1988-1995)

Board Member, Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (“TRIED”) (1992-1995)

President, Easter Seals of Northern Kentucky (Currently Cardinal Hill of Northern Kentucky) (1998-2000)

Board Member, Kentucky Easter Seals Society (Currently Cardinal Hill) (1998-2000)

Chair, Leadership Northern Kentucky (1997)

Graduate, Leadership Northern Kentucky (1986)

Graduate, Leadership Kentucky (1991)

Board Member and Vice President, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky

Board Member, United Way of Northern Kentucky

Trustee, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Council of Regional Governments (“OKI”)

Board Member and President, New Hope Family Life Center, Inc.

Advisory Board Member, Cardinal Hill (Easter Seals) of Northern Kentucky

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Numerous talks and addresses

“The Short Will and Codicil” (University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2003 as part of the Second Edition of its Kentucky Estate Planning Handbook; updated in 2009 under the title “The Basis Will and Codicil”)

“Management and Disposition of Business Property during Administration” (University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Legal Education, 1987 as part of its Kentucky Estate    Administration Handbook; updated in 1994, 2000, and 2008)

“Legal and Tax Considerations Affecting Multi-State Businesses” (University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Legal Education, 1989 as part of its Kentucky Business Organizations Handbook)

Edward J. Buechel – Of Counsel

Edward J. Buechel is a life-long resident of Northern Kentucky. He graduated from Xavier University in 1974 and earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1977 where he graduated first in his class and was the Notes Editor of the Kentucky Law Journal. Mr. Buechel began his legal career at Dinsmore & Shohl, a large law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1977.

In 1996, Mr. Buechel and his partner Joe Conley left Dinsmore & Shohl to form the Crestview Hills, Kentucky law firm of Buechel & Conley. In 2008, they co-founded the firm of Raines, Buechel, Conley, & Dusing. In 2017, they resumed their prior firm under the name of Buechel & Conley, joining Of Counsel with Leonard Law.

Mr. Buechel is licensed to practice law in both Kentucky and Ohio and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust planning, probate administration and business planning. He is a Fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national professional organization of more than 2,600 lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of trust and estate law. Mr. Buechel is a member and past chair of the Probate & Trust Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association and is also a member of the American, Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, Ohio and Cincinnati bar associations.

A frequent speaker and author in the areas of estate and trust planning and probate administration, Mr. Buechel has authored “Management and Disposition of Business Property During Administration” (originally published by the University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Legal Education, in 1987, as part of its Kentucky Estate Administration Handbook and updated in 1994, 2000 and 2008); “The Short Will and Codicil” (published by the University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Legal Education, in 2003 as part of the Second Edition of its Kentucky Estate Planning Handbook and updated in 2009 under the title “The Basis Will and Codicil” ); and “Legal and Tax Considerations Affecting Multi-State Businesses” (published in 1989 by the University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Legal Education, as part of its Kentucky Business Organizations Handbook).

Mr. Buechel is active with a number of local non-profit organizations and currently serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of St. Charles Care Center, Inc., Faith Community Pharmacy, and Fortunate Families, Inc. He was the 1993-1994 Chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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