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George P. Wakefield Buxton, JD, LL.M., MBA

George P. Wakefield Buxton, JD, LL.M., MBA

Attorney & Counselor at Law
Accredited Estate Planner®
Master of Laws in Estate Planning

Wake Buxton is Managing Partner at TrustBuilders™ Law Group and the 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, a law degree from Regent University and a 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 joining 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’s Wealth Management Group where he oversaw all aspects of its $4B trust, private wealth management and brokerage divisions.

Mr. Buxton is familiar with virtually every aspect of comprehensive wealth management.   He has held numerous securities licenses including the FINRA Series 7, 23, 65 and 6 and has been named a member of the financial service industry’s prestigious Million Dollar Round Table.  In 2008, Mr. Buxton established the state of West Virginia’s only Board Certified Financial Planning Program and later that year was elected the President of the West Virginia Tax Institute.   

George P. Wakefield Buxton, JD, LL.M., MBA

Since returning to Tidewater in 2011, Mr. Buxton spends most of his professional time teaching others how to preserve and transfer wealth.  In addition to helping serve the firm’s nearly eight thousand current clients, he is a frequent speaker at the Early Alzheimer’s Support and Education (EASE) group and a popular instructor at William & Mary’s Christopher Wren Association.  In 2014, Mr. Buxton was named faculty for the Virginia Law Foundation’s Division of Continued Legal Education and contributed to its latest edition of Elder Law in Virginia.

Mr. Buxton is a 4th generation native of Newport News where he attended Menchville High School and Hampton Roads Academy.  He currently lives in Williamsburg, VA with his wife, and fellow attorney, Lori Buxton, and their two boys, Joseph and William. 



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