J. Timothy Bender

Firm: Buckley King
Location: Cleveland - OH

  • 1400 Fifth Third Center
    600 Superior Avenue East
    Cleveland, OH 44114
  • Tel : 216.363.1400
  • Fax : 216.579.1020

Tim is highly regarded as one of the most skillful, pragmatic and accomplished strategists in civil and criminal tax matters.
He represents individuals and corporations subject to financial investigation from initial contact through trial and appeals. Having worked for the IRS, Tim is particularly adept at handling tax controversies with the IRS and well as state and local taxing authorities, including those involving income tax, estate tax, sales/use tax and excise tax audits.

With his significant financial background, Tim provides guidance in the formation, operation, acquisition and disposition of business entities, as well as in tax and estate planning.

distinctions + awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America® – Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • The Best Lawyers in America® – White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Ohio Super Lawyers – Tax Law
  • AV-Preeminent Rated (Martindale-Hubbell)

civic involvement

  • Gates Mills Board of Tax Appeals
    • Member

professional associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Trustee; Committee Chair, Cleveland Tax Institute
  • Cleveland Tax Club
    • Past President
  • Akron Law Review


Buckley King

Buckley King is a full-service law firm that provides solutions-driven legal advice and representation on traditional to complex business matters in all major industries. Our team of lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping individuals and businesses achieve their objectives in a personalized, professional and efficient manner. They are seasoned in all areas of business law, finance, corporate law and transactions, real estate, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, transportation law, sports, entertainment and media law, and individual and family law.

We maintain a culture in which integrity, transparency, creativity, teamwork and passion for what we do is non-negotiable. Our entire staff works hard every day, on every project, to provide outstanding experiences based on objectivity, value, quality, efficiency and thought-leadership. Buckley King is committed to:

  • Giving straight answers
  • Thinking big picture
  • Listening to your needs
  • Providing practical and effective solutions
  • Completing engagements on time and on budget

With offices in Arizona, Georgia and Ohio, and attorneys who are licensed in several states, we are able to provide legal services in a comprehensive and seamless manner.

Buckley King and its attorneys across the country are recognized, listed, or ranked as one of the top law firms in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine/Martindale-Hubbell, the Best Law Firms by U.S.News Media Group, the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc., Leading Lawyers, Chambers USA, and the “Legal Who’s Who” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.