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G.P. Wakefield Buxton, Esq.

Managing Partner

Master of Laws

(Estate Planning)

  • Profile

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 of 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.

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  • TrustBuilders is the firm to do it right.

    “We recently had our trust developed with the TrustBuilders Law Group. WOW! What a wonderful experience. They are an extremely professional group. What I appreciated the most was their guidance and ...”

    - Larry
  • Friendly staff with expertise in many areas. Highly recommend!

    “Our family has been working with TrustBuilders Law Group for many years. We take great comfort in knowing our estate planning is in expert hands. They are always knowledgeable regarding any changes ...”

    - Katherine Horner
  • They take the time to assess your family's needs and customize a plan right for you.

    “Very knowledgeable and friendly. Attorney Buxton and Carlos are great. They take the time to assess your family's needs and customize a plan right for you. They welcome all questions and make sure you ...”

    - Carolyn E. Blakeney
  • Three visits and it was all done!

    “I set up a will, trust, and medical directive. Three visits and it was all done. Effective and at reasonable fees.”

    - Glen Braden
  • Wake, you are an "encyclopedia" of estate planning information!

    “Just returned from an excellent session held at the Smithfield Station Conference Center in Smithfield, VA. Presented by Wake (who was assisted by Carlos) the information was presented clearly and ...”

    - Sandra Spivey

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Committed to Our Community
  • A Family Name That You Can Trust

    The Buxton Family has been serving greater Hampton Roads in law or medicine for over 100 years. We are a 5th generation family committed to supporting the local community. Let our family legacy help build your family legacy.

  • A Price You Can Afford

    TrustBuilders Law Group takes pride in offering modern estate planning at affordable prices. Our plans are prepared at a competitive, value-based flat-fee so you will never have to worry about hourly rates surprise bills.

  • A Staff With Experience and Credentials

    TrustBuilders Law Group has one of the most experienced legal teams in the area. In addition to over 100 years of combined experience, we are the only firm in Hampton Roads with both a Master of Laws in estate planning and Certified Elder Law Attorney on staff. 

  • A Plan With Your Goals in Mind

    TrustBuilders Law Group specializes in creating custom estate plans that focus on your wealth preservations goals. Unlike many boilerplates seen in the marketplace, our documents are state specific, tailored to your needs and contain cutting-edge solutions.

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