Wayne C. Buckwalter: Lawyer with Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Wayne C. Buckwalter


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Practice Areas

  • Wealth Preservation
  • Non-Profit
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.564.1700
Fax: (267) 238-4424
University Villanova University, B.A., cum laude
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Admitted1980, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court

•Philadelphia Estate Planning Council (PEPC)
•Chester County Bar Association (CCBA) - Member; previously served as chairman of the Judicial Evaluation and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees; Participant in the Probate and Trust Law Section
•Philadelphia Bar Association - Member; Participates in the Probate and Trust Law Section
•Caron Foundation - Member of the Development Board
•Habitat for Humanity of Chester County (HFHCC) - Solicitor
•Pennsylvania Home of the Sparrow - Solicitor
•Good Works, Inc - Solicitor
•Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce (SCCCC)


WAYNE C. BUCKWALTER is a Partner in the Firm and Chair of the Wealth Preservation Group. Wayne's practice emphasizes innovative estate and business succession planning, including the creation of revocable living trusts, life insurance trusts, wills, charitable trusts and gifts, private annuity plans, qualified residence trusts and family limited partnerships. It also involves the structuring of asset ownership, life insurance and retirement plans to creatively achieve optimal income and estate tax savings. This frequently involves restructuring existing business entities, the creation of new business entities and real estate issues. Wayne's practice includes the settlement of trusts and estates including all required tax preparation and filings. In addition, he regularly advises and forms non-profits.

Wayne is a a regular seminar presenter on the topics of income, gift and estate taxation, wealth transfer and business succession planning, including planning for Marcellus Shale gas leases.

His interests include biking, catamaran sailing, golf, and a lifelong dedication to the Philadelphia Eagles. Wayne lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with his wife.


•Wayne recently received IRS approval for conversion of a private foundation, which has been in existence for 30 years, to a Public Charity, resulting in future income tax savings and in the ability to receive grants that were not otherwise available.

•Wayne recently obtained a court decision removing an administrator who had used fraud to be appointed, preventing the estate from being diverted to the lawful heirs.

•Wayne obtained IRS approval of an Offer in Compromise which resulted in the client paying 5% out of pocket of the total amount due.


NJ's Estate Tax: An Expensive Oversight for the Unprepared
New Jersey Law Journal - December 17, 2014

Leaving the Legacy You Choose
Breaking Ground Magazine - May/June 2014

Bitcoin: Yet Another Source of Revenue for the IRS?
Legal Intelligencer - February 4, 2014

Cohen Seglias Partner Wayne C. Buckwalter Named Five Star Wealth Manager
Client Alert - December 20, 2013

Best Options To Give Financial Help to Family and Friends
Client Alert - September 18, 2013

James Gandolfini's Will and Lessons for the Rest of Us
Client Alert - August 1, 2013

Inherited IRA Rules - What You Don't Know Will Cost You
Client Alert - July 25, 2013

Managing Tax and Liability Consequences Surrounding Marcellus Shale Land
Construction In Brief: Fall 2011

Wayne Buckwalter Selected as One of Philadelphia's 2011 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers
November 2011

How To Create a Successful Succession
Dynamic Business Magazine - April 2011

How Will the Tax Relief Act of 2010 Impact Your Estate Plan?
Client Alert - January 9, 2011

An Important Family Matter
Addiction Professional - January/February 2011

Trust Planning for Beneficiaries with Addictions
Wayne Buckwalter authors article entitled Trust Planning for Beneficiaries with Addictions, which appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal. - November 9, 2009

Top 10 Common IRA and Retirement Plan Mistakes
Wayne Buckwalter authors article entitled Top 10 Common IRA and Retirement Plan Mistakes.

When A Client Dies
Wayne Buckwalter is quoted many times in an article entitled, When A Client Dies written by Steven A. Meyerowitz. Wayne comments on instances where having a plan are crucial to a clients family and business. Learn more about what steps you need to take in this informative article. - March 1, 2009

CSPG&F Announces Six Attorneys as Partners
January 1, 2008

How do I Sell My Company Without Firing Myself?
Wayne Buckwalter authors article entitled How do I Sell My Company Without Firing Myself? - November 26, 2007


•Marcellus Shale Leasing
May 16, 2012 - Wellsboro, PA

•Do You Have Questions About New or Existing Marcellus Shale Gas Leases or Managing Royalty Income?
October 17-18, 2011 - Towanda, PA

•Preparing for Generations of Success (PDF)
October 21, 2008 - Newark, DE

•Understanding Estate & Retirement Planning Tax Strategies
April 23, 2008 - Chadds Ford, PA

•GBCA - Succession Planning Breakfast
November 8, 2007 - Philadelphia, PA

•Understanding Estate & Retirement Planning Tax Strategies
October 3, 2007 - Kennett, MO


•Wayne was named a FIVE STAR Wealth Manager in the area of estate planning by Philadelphia Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

•Wayne is designated AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provides reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals.

•Wayne was elected as one of the 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Trusts •Wayne was selected as one of Philadelphia's Legal Leaders: Top Rated Lawyers by The National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, and the American Lawyer. (Also at Exton Office)


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Wayne C. Buckwalter

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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