Harold Buckley, Jr.
Harold Buckley's primary practice area is state and local government law, with a particular emphasis on land use and economic development. His practice covers all aspects of the development entitlement process, including zoning approvals, environmental diligence, development permitting, public-private partnerships and public incentives for private development.
Mr. Buckley possesses a unique combination of legal, design and urban planning expertise. He received his law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law (J.D, 2002), his graduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (M.C.P., 1995) and his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee University (B.Arch., 1993). Mr. Buckley began his career as a planner for the City of Atlanta (1995 – 2000), where he served as secretary to the Board of Zoning Adjustment and managed a team of land use planners.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Buckley practiced at Alston & Bird LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm (2001 – 2012). Mr. Buckley is one of a very few Georgia lawyers to hold membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners. His unique expertise frequently allows Mr. Buckley to work with city planners and other public officials to obtain favorable results without the need for litigation.