About Attorney George P. Wakefield Buxton, JD, LL.M., MBA
Attorney & Counselor at Law, Accredited Estate Planner®, Master
of Laws in Estate Planning • Serving Greater Hampton Roads
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 Wealth Management where he oversaw its $4B Trust Department, Private Wealth Management Group and Brokerage Divisions.
Over the years, Mr. Buxton has held numerous securities licenses including the FINRA Series 7, 23, 65 and 66. He has also been named to the financial services industry’s prestigious Million Dollar Round Table and established the state of West Virginia’s only Board Certified Financial Planning Program at the University of Charleston. In 2010, Mr. Buxton was named the President of the West Virginia Tax Institute.
In 2012, Mr. Buxton returned to Tidewater to join the family law practice. In addition to servicing the firm’s eight thousand plus clients, he spends much his time promoting financial literacy through various volunteer roles. He is a popular instructor at William & Mary’s Christopher Wren Association and an adjunct professor at the Regent University School of Law. Mr. Buxton is also a faculty member for the Virginia Law Foundation’s Division of Continued Legal Education and a contributing author to its latest edition of Virginia Elder Law.
Mr. Buxton is a 4th generation native of Newport News and currently lives in Colonial Williamsburg with his wife, and fellow attorney, Lori Buxton, and their two boys.