Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
  • B.A. (English), University of Connecticut

John Buckman heads U.S. Law Group’s New York office.  His practice focuses on Corporate, Finance and Startup matters.

John is the founder or co-founder of 3 tech-based startup companies as well as  serving on the board of directors of a number of private companies  John is also Chairman of Cafrino – a California-based online poker business and serves as General Manager of KAYWEB Angels – a NYC-based “angel development” firm, where he advises a broad portfolio of start-up companies and assesses dozens of start-up pitches each year.  

With every client, John brings of wealth of knowledge as well as practical start-up experience, thus helping to not only to guide the legal process, but offering informed insight into broader business issues facing many startup companies.

Before striking out on his own in 2004 to found Buckman Group – Corporate Counsel, LLC, a boutique law firm serving the NYC and NJ markets, John worked for Pitney Hardin (now Day Pitney) in New Jersey and Winston & Strawn LLP in New York City, representing large public companies, as well as medium and large private companies, including a variety of tech companies.