Anna Funderburk Buckner is the managing member of Anna F. Buckner, LLC, where she practices in the areas of estates and trusts, including estate planning and administration, taxation, real estate and corporate law. A former professional tennis player, Mrs. Buckner attended Auburn University (B.S., cum laude, 1993; M.B.A., 1995) and Cumberland School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1999).
Mrs. Buckner is trained in Collaborative Practice. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), a consortium of lawyers, financial professionals and mental health professionals who are committed to helping resolve civil and domestic relations disputes in a collaborative manner outside traditional legal forums. She is also a former member of the Birmingham Collaborative Alliance, serving on a training committee.
Mrs. Buckner is a licensed real estate agent, where she was a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Birmingham Association of Realtors. She is a member of the Alabama, Birmingham and American Bar Associations and participates in the Sections on Business Law, Taxation, and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law.
Mrs. Buckner served as a Board member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she served on the Cumberland School of Law Annual Fund Committee, was on the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Auburn, and is National Treasurer of Chi Omega Fraternity and an Ex-Officio Trustee of the Chi Omega Foundation. She served on the Board of Directors for the Auburn University Bar Association and was a member of the Charter Class of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum in 2005. She has also been an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law teaching Real Estate Transactions, and is currently a faculty member at Auburn University teaching Gender, Wealth and Philanthropy.
Mrs. Buckner is a member of the Montgomery Estate Planning Counsel and the Alabama and National Associations for Charitable Planned Giving. She is a member of the Alabama Law Institute where she was a member of the committees that revised the Alabama Prudent Investor Act, the Alabama Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, the Alabama Durable Power of Attorney Act, the Unitrust Act Committee, and is an Alabama Law Counsel Member. Mrs. Buckner frequently lectures on estate planning topics locally and regionally. Her firm was selected to be included in The Best Law Firm for US News and World Report. She was individually selected by her peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Trust and Estates. In addition she serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Institute on Federal Taxation and is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) where she also serves on the Fiduciary Litigation Committee.