Francis X. Buckley, Jr.

Managing Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP

Francis X. Buckley, Jr.

Francis X. Buckley, Jr.

Managing Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP

Biography

Frank is a longtime advisor to financial service providers who assists with insolvency and restructuring matters, loan enforcement, and a host of other business issues.

He counsels the Firm’s clients and publishes and conducts seminars on numerous bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, including replevin, foreclosure under the Uniform Commercial Code, executions, enforcement of secured claims and environmental and real estate issues in bankruptcy proceedings.

He has represented lenders and creditors bankruptcy and insolvency cases and in repossession and foreclosure matters involving all types of personal property and real property. He has successfully orchestrated numerous replevin actions throughout the Midwest, recovering machinery, equipment, farm implements and inventories of metal goods and marine products. Frank has extensive experience in representing lenders to motor vehicle dealers in replevin cases and self-help repossessions, as well as Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He has supervised and conducted the repossession and foreclosure of vehicles from single location dealers, as well as multiple location "mega" dealers. Additionally, Frank has counseled floorplan lenders concerning the disposition of motor vehicle inventory through private or public sale.

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Thompson Coburn LLP

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Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

8

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Chairman at Thompson Coburn LLP

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Co-Chair, Electronic Discovery Group at Thompson Coburn LLP

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Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Thompson Coburn LLP

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Co-Chair, Health Care Practice at Thompson Coburn LLP

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Francis X. Buckley, Jr.
Managing Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1983

Saint Louis University School of Law, also known as SLU LAW, is a private American law school located in St. Louis, Missouri. It is one of the professional graduate schools of Saint Louis University. Opened in 1843, it is the first law school west of the Mississippi River. The school has been ABA approved since 1924 and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

BS in BA
Class of 1980

The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research and community service. It is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God's creation, and for the discovery, dissemination and integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, the pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judaeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The St. Louis Regional Chamber traces its roots to 1836 – making them one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the United States. They have been involved with projects as diverse as securing funding for Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 transatlantic flight (thus the naming of the plane “The Spirit of St. Louis”) and rallying community support for the design, funding and construction of St. Louis’ famed Gateway Arch. They took on their current form in 1973, with the merger of three organizations: the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Industrial Development Corporation, and the St. Louis Research Council.

Member
Current

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Career History
Managing Partner
1985 - Current

Part of Thompson Coburn LLP, Thompson Coburn Fagel Haber is an American company located in St. Louis, MO, that provides legal services.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Director
Current

The College was formed in 1989 and has over 800 Fellows that are selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations received from the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit. The Regents select those who meet the following standards: (i) the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards; (ii) the highest level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership which demonstrates the likelihood that they will continue to contribute to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency scholarship, continuing education, and contributions to the improvement of the bankruptcy and insolvency processes; (iii) a commitment to fostering and furthering the objectives of the College; (iv) sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing and distinguished published writings on bankruptcy practice or insolvency practice, procedure, philosophy, improvements and reforms which demonstrates a consistent contribution to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency literature, education, practice and the overall improvement of the process.The mission of the College is to honor and recognize distinguished bankruptcy professionals who are qualified for membership in an effort to set standards of achievement for others in the insolvency community, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of bankruptcy practice, including undergraduate and graduate programs related to bankruptcy and insolvency. Historically, the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy Induction Ceremony, a black tie event, has been held in early spring at the United States Supreme Court Great Hall, followed by a reception. Well known individuals who have addressed the Induction Ceremony include Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, Department of Justice officials, White House staff members, academicians and appellate judges.

Director
Prior

Junior Achievement of Chicago engages in the provision of educational services. Its programs are funded by businesses and individuals and are designed to be taught in the classroom by business, parent, and community volunteers. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
2013
Best Lawyers - The Best Lawyers in America
1984
Admitted to the Missouri Bar
1983
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
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