Wake Buxton is Managing Partner at TrustBuilders Law Group and President of TrustBuilders Fiduciary Group. He specializes in elder law, asset protection, and advanced wealth transfer as well as charitable giving and business succession planning.
Mr. Buxton is an Accredited Estate Planner® and member of the Virginia, West Virginia, and Minnesota Bars as well as the United States Tax Court. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, law degree from Regent University, and Master of Laws in Estate Planning from the University of Miami. He has also completed his graduate work in Financial Planning at Georgetown University and holds an MBA from The College of William and Mary.
Prior to TrustBuilders, Mr. Buxton held senior management positions at some of the nation’s largest financial services companies including Northwestern Mutual, Minnesota Life, and Key Bank. He was most recently the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of United Bank Wealth Management where he oversaw its $4B Trust Department, Private Wealth Management Group, and Brokerage Divisions.
Over the years Mr. Buxton has held numerous securities licenses including the FINRA Series 7, 23, 65, and 66. He has also been named to the financial services industry’s Million Dollar Round Table and established the state of West Virginia’s only Board Certified Financial Planning Program at the University of Charleston. In 2010, Mr. Buxton was named the President of the West Virginia Tax Institute.
In 2012 Mr. Buxton returned to the family law practice. In addition to servicing the firm’s 8000+ clients, he spends much of his time promoting financial literacy through volunteer roles. He is an instructor at William & Mary’s Christopher Wren Association and an adjunct professor at the Regent University School of Law. Mr. Buxton is also a faculty member for the Virginia Law Foundation’s Division of Continued Legal Education and contributing author to its latest edition of Virginia Elder Law.