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Mark S. Buckley CFP

Mark S. Buckley CFP

Warwick - Providence, RI Estate Planning - Bankruptcy Law Attorney
  • Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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Biography

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Since 1991, Attorney Buckley has offered estate planning, debt settlement, and bankruptcy consultations to clients throughout Rhode Island and SE Massachusetts.

Regarding bankruptcy, he can explain the difference between debt consolidation scams and effective debt relief by filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition.

Attorney Buckley also offers debt-settlement services for clients who wish to solve their financial problems instead of filing for bankruptcy. He can negotiate favorable repayment terms or lump-sum settlements and frequently settles debts for half the original amount.

Concerning estate planning, he can help you choose the best way to protect your family, property, and wealth using a Last Will and Testament, and Powers of Attorney (finance/ health). For clients wishing to avoid probate altogether, make management of their estate easier, and avoid/ minimize Rhode Island's estate tax, Attorney Buckley can also help you design a powerful Revocable Living Trust.

Mark Buckley is one of only a few Rhode Island lawyers who is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Attorney Buckley served on the attorney advisory committee to the United States Bankruptcy Court (District of Rhode Island), has achieved the highest client-review rating (platinum) available, is recognized as a Top 3 bankruptcy attorney in Providence and Warwick, and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).

We offer consultations over the phone, in-home, and in our Providence office at 1536 Westminster Street. After our meeting, we promise only to take your case if we are confident it will be successful.

Education
College Of Financial Planning
CFP (2006) | Financial Planning
Comprehensive study of financial planning culminating in a 10 hour exam.
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Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1991) | Law
Moot Court (best speaker - honorable mention)
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Bob Jones University
B.S. (1988) | Business Administration/Marketing
President of 800 member University Business Association, VP of Kappa Chi Literary Society, intramural basketball and volleyball.
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Attorney Mark S. Buckley, CFP
- Current
Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy representation, Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning, and debt-settlement negotiations for Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents.
Certified Financial Planner
Merrill Lynch, Fenner and Pierce
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Worked with high net worth clients maximizing and protecting wealth.
Attorney
Law Offices of Mark Buckley
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RI/ MA attorney practicing Consumer Bankruptcy law, Estate Planning (Wills/Trusts/Powers of Attorney), Real Estate, and Personal Injury law.
Rule 40 Intern
Rhode Island Department Of Attorney General
Publications
Articles & Publications
"How Much Do You Charge To File Bankruptcy”
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Advantages/Disadvantages: Filing Chapter 7 for Your Warwick Bankruptcy
RI Bankruptcy Blog
College Students And Overwhelming Credit Card Debt
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Debt Settlement Companies: Unbelievable
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Disclosing All Property When Filing Bankruptcy
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Get Bankruptcy Advice Even If You Have No Intention To File
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Health Care Costs and Filing For Bankruptcy
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Pros and Cons to Consider Before a Providence Bankruptcy Filing
RI Bankruptcy Blog
RI Bankruptcy Advice: Tell the Truth
RI Bankruptcy Blog
The Truth About the Mortgage Modification Process
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Top 7 Reasons To File Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Which Debts To Pay First
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Why Call a Bankruptcy Lawyer?
RI Bankruptcy Blog
Do I Have to Give Up My Pets In Bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy Law Network
Debt Settlement Companies: Promises, Promises
Bankruptcy Law Network
Property: Do I really have to list everything?
Bankruptcy Law Network
Time To Complete A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy Law Network
Top Ten Documents To Show Your Bankruptcy Lawyer
Bankruptcy Law Network
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning 101: 7 Steps, Citizens Bank Education Series
The Seven Steps to preparing an effective estate plan in Rhode Island. From Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Simple Wills, to Living Revocable Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts.
When is the right time to consider filing for bankruptcy?, ABC6 News
Protecting Your Credit, Women's Business Expo
Certifications
Certified Financial Planner
CFP Board
Awards
Client Champion - Platinum
Martindale Hubbell
2021
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Best Bankruptcy Attorneys in Warwick
Expertise.com
2022
Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Providence: Top 3
Three Best Rated
2019, 2021; Expert recommended Top 3 Bankruptcy Lawyers in Providence, Rhode Island.
Superb Rating
Avvo
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Awarded to attorneys with Five Star reviews
America's Most Honored Lawyers
The American Registry
Awarded for continuous professional recognition, as accomplished by the top 5% of American Lawyers.
Client Distinction Award
Martindale Hubbell - Lawyers.com
Recognized for excellence in quality of service, value, communication and responsiveness.
Professional Associations
Rhode Island Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Volunteer Lawyer Program
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
- Current
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Massachusetts State Bar
Member
- Current
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Rhode Island State Bar
Member
- Current
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Attorney Advisory Committee US Bankruptcy Court - RI
Committee Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 659395
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Rhode Island
Rhode Island Bar Association
ID Number: 4602
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United States District Court for Massachusetts
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United States District Court for Rhode Island
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    For all bankruptcy matters
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard and Discover. For bankruptcy services, however, the credit card can't be from the client.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonable fees quoted during telephone consultation.
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Bankruptcy
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Debt settlement negotiation
  • Car Accidents
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Attorney Mark Buckley, CFP
Blog
Rhode Island Bankruptcy Attorney Blog
Videos
ABC6 News Interview: Rhode Island Bankruptcy Attorney Mark Buckley Rhode Island Bankruptcy Lawyer

ABC6 News Interview: Rhode Island Bankruptcy Attorney Mark Buckley

RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Mark Buckley explains how to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Rhode Island to discharge debt and obtain a fresh start. Filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Rhode Island: Attorney Mark Buckley explains

RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Mark Buckley explains how to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Rhode Island to discharge debt and obtain a fresh start.

Rhode Island Bankruptcy lawyer Mark Buckley explains how to deal with debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Discusses Debt Collection

Rhode Island Bankruptcy lawyer Mark Buckley explains how to deal with debt collectors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

http://www.RI-bankruptcy.com Attorney Mark Buckley answers question, "how much debt should you have before bankruptcy becomes a good solution?". It will depend on your time horizon, job skills and present abiltity... Chapter 7 bankruptcy: How much Debt is enough? RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Explains

http://www.RI-bankruptcy.com Attorney Mark Buckley answers question, "how much debt should you have before bankruptcy becomes a good solution?". It will depend on your time horizon, job skills and present abiltity...

RI bankruptcy lawyer Mark Buckley explains what to do when debt collectors harass you on the phone. Debt Collector Calls in Rhode Island: Attorney Mark Buckley explains options

RI bankruptcy lawyer Mark Buckley explains what to do when debt collectors harass you on the phone.

RI Bankruptcy lawyer Mark Buckley explains in ABC News 6 interview the difference between a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Rhode Island Bankruptcy Options: Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13

RI Bankruptcy lawyer Mark Buckley explains in ABC News 6 interview the difference between a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

http://www.RI-Bankruptcy.com Attorney Mark Buckley explains how consumer debtors in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have two basic bankruptcy options: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Video discusses household income limits, means test,... RI Bankruptcy Law options: chapter 7 or chapter 13

http://www.RI-Bankruptcy.com Attorney Mark Buckley explains how consumer debtors in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have two basic bankruptcy options: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Video discusses household income limits, means test,...

ABC6 News examines debt collection practices and interviews RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Mark Buckley RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Mark Buckley: Debt Collection

ABC6 News examines debt collection practices and interviews RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Mark Buckley

http://www.RI-Bankruptcy.com Rhode Island bankruptcy attorney Mark Buckley discusses when it makes sense to consider bankruptcy options. It begins with an assessment of your monthly income and living expenses. RI Chapter 7 bankruptcy Protection: Do You Qualify?

http://www.RI-Bankruptcy.com Rhode Island bankruptcy attorney Mark Buckley discusses when it makes sense to consider bankruptcy options. It begins with an assessment of your monthly income and living expenses.

http://www.RI-Bankruptcy.com RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Mark Buckley illustrates the Chapter 7 bankruptcy timeline and explains what you must prove to qualify for debt relief. What is Chapter 7 bankruptcy? RI bankruptcy lawyer provides timeline

http://www.RI-Bankruptcy.com RI Bankruptcy Lawyer Mark Buckley illustrates the Chapter 7 bankruptcy timeline and explains what you must prove to qualify for debt relief.

Contact & Map
Attorney Mark Buckley, CFP
Warwick Office
511 Green Bush Road
Warwick, RI 02818
Telephone: (401) 467-6800
Fax: (401) 537-3461
Monday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: In-home, office, or telephone consultations available.
Attorney Mark Buckley, CFP
Providence Office
1536 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02909
Telephone: (401) 400-2302
Fax: (401) 537-3461
Monday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: In-home, office or telephone consultations are available.