Adair Melinsky Buckner

Adair Melinsky Buckner

Adair M. Buckner, Attorney at Law
  • Employment Law, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • Texas
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Summary

Adair M. Buckner, an experienced estate planning and probate attorney, can help you create an estate plan that will protect everything you’ve worked hard for and cherish. She understands that the death of a loved one is an emotional and stressful time for you and your family. During this time, you deserve to partner with a probate attorney you can rely on. Adair will make the process as easy as possible.

Adair can provide dependable legal guidance to advise you on business and commercial law matters such as incorporations, partnerships, contracts, financing, and more.

Adair offers insight into Texas real estate laws. For more than 40 years, she has represented Amarillo and Texas Panhandle residents as buyers, sellers, lessors, lessees, and in financing real estate purchases.

Ms. Buckner works ONLY with business managers and owners, advising them on employment law issues, to formulate policies, write employment contracts, manage problem employees, respond to claims or charges, and generally try to stay out of court.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Owner
Adair M. Buckner, Attorney at Law
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Partner
Buckner & Cross, L.L.P.
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Substantial practice on employer's side in employment law--consultation, policy and procedure drafting, responding to charges and investigations, and litigation. Estate planning and probate and business law.
Director/Shareholder
Buckner & Cross, P.C.
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Substantial practice on employer's side in employment law--consultation, policy and procedure drafting, responding to charges and investigations, and litigation. Estate planning and probate and business law.
Attorney
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
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Substantial practice on employer's side in employment law--consultation, policy and procedure drafting, responding to charges and investigations, and litigation. Estate planning and probate and business law.
Partner
Buckner, Lara & Swindell. L.L.P.
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Substantial practice on employer's side in employment law--consultation, policy and procedure drafting, responding to charges and investigations, and litigation. Estate planning and probate and business law.
Sole Practicioner
Adair Buckner, Attorney
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Partner
Whittenburg Law Firm
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Education
Texas Tech School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Honors: With High Honors
Activities: Comments Editor, Texas Tech Law Review, Order of the Coif
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Awards
Career Achievement Award
Amarillo Women's Network
Professional Associations
Amarillo Area Bar Foundation
Director
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Panhandle Human Resources Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Former president and current board member; prepares monthly legal notes for newsletter
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Labor and Employment Law Section, Texas State Bar
Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 03307800
Member
- Current
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Amarillo Symphony Orchestra Board
Member, Officer
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Chamber Music Amarillo
Member, former officer
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Panhandle Workforce Development Commission
member, former chair
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Amarillo Bar Association
President
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Leadership Texas
Class member
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Leadership Amarillo
Class Member, former board member
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Certifications
Labor and Employment Law
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Adair M. Buckner - Legal Blog
Videos
By setting up your Estate Planning with an attorney today, you will be saving your friends and family time, money & heartbreak later on. Make the hard decisions now so they aren't left up to the state later. Why Do You Need Estate Planning?

By setting up your Estate Planning with an attorney today, you will be saving your friends and family time, money & heartbreak later on. Make the hard decisions now so they aren't left up to the state later.

Classifying an employee as an independent contractor may seem like a good idea at first. After all, your company will save money on employee benefits, overtime pay and taxes. But if you get caught misclassifying your employee as an independent contractor, and you eventually will, the amount of time, hassle and trouble you incur will far outweigh the initial benefits. Dangers Of Calling An Employee An Independent Contractor - Employment Law Tips 3

Classifying an employee as an independent contractor may seem like a good idea at first. After all, your company will save money on employee benefits, overtime pay and taxes. But if you get caught misclassifying your employee as an independent contractor, and you eventually will, the amount of time, hassle and trouble you incur will far outweigh the initial benefits.

An employee handbook should be a top legal priority for every employer. Learn how this important document can save you time, money and hassle down the road. Avoid These Employment Law Mistakes - Part Two

An employee handbook should be a top legal priority for every employer. Learn how this important document can save you time, money and hassle down the road.

As an experienced employment law attorney, Adair Buckner has seen plenty of mistakes made by Texas employers. One of the most common mistakes is falsely classifying your employees as either salary employees or contract workers when they should actually be an hourly employee. Saving money now on employee payroll may cost your company big time in the long run. It is always better to do things correctly the first time around. One of The Top Employment Mistakes is Falsely Classifying Your Employees

As an experienced employment law attorney, Adair Buckner has seen plenty of mistakes made by Texas employers. One of the most common mistakes is falsely classifying your employees as either salary employees or contract workers when they should actually be an hourly employee. Saving money now on employee payroll may cost your company big time in the long run. It is always better to do things correctly the first time around.

Adair Buckner, Amarillo Estate Planning Attorney, reviews the top four reasons a family or individual should develop a living trust.   1. Own real estate or mineral interest in several different states or counties. 2. Own mineral interest in a number of different counties within Texas. 3. Have a large estate(s), $5 million per person or more. 4. Have a special business or property ownership interest. Top 4 Reasons You Should Consider Developing a Living Trust

Adair Buckner, Amarillo Estate Planning Attorney, reviews the top four reasons a family or individual should develop a living trust. 1. Own real estate or mineral interest in several different states or counties. 2. Own mineral interest in a number of different counties within Texas. 3. Have a large estate(s), $5 million per person or more. 4. Have a special business or property ownership interest.

When second or third marriages exist & step families are involved, it is extremely important that you create and establish your estate plan before it is too late. If you do not identify exactly how you wish for your estate to be distributed, the state will take the matter into it's own hands - which is not how most families wish to distribute their estate. The Importance of Estate Planning When Multiple Marriages & Step Families Exist

When second or third marriages exist & step families are involved, it is extremely important that you create and establish your estate plan before it is too late. If you do not identify exactly how you wish for your estate to be distributed, the state will take the matter into it's own hands - which is not how most families wish to distribute their estate.

The key elements of an estate plan include: Will with possible trusts, statutory durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney and living will. What To Consider When Creating Your Estate Plan

The key elements of an estate plan include: Will with possible trusts, statutory durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney and living will.

Contact & Map
new office
301 S. Polk
Suite 422
Amarillo, TX 79101
Telephone: (806) 220-0150