Harold Buckley, Jr., AICP

Harold Buckley, Jr., AICP


Part-Time Lecturer, School of City & Regional Planning



Architecture-East Building, 204-N

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Specialization Area: Economic Development, Land Development, Zoning and Land Use, Permitting and Code Enforcement

In addition to serving as a part-time lecturer for the School of City & Regional Planning, Harold Buckley, Jr. is a partner at Wilson, Brock & Irby, LLC. You can view his full profile page here.

Buckley focuses his practice on regulatory, transactional and mediation matters relating to state and local government, with a particular emphasis on zoning, land use and economic development. His practice covers all aspects of the development entitlement process, including zoning approvals, environmental due diligence, development permitting, public-private partnerships and public incentives for private development. Mr. Buckley has been repeatedly selected since 2012 as one of The Best Lawyers in America in Zoning and Land Use Law, and was designated as a Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning in 2016 by The Best Lawyers in America.

Buckley possesses a unique combination of legal, design and urban planning expertise. In addition to holding a professional degree in architecture, he is a certified urban planner and has extensive professional experience in land use planning.

Prior to joining Wilson, Brock & Irby, LLC, he practiced at Alston & Bird LLP, an international Am Law 50 firm (2001 – 2012).  Buckley began his career as an urban planner for the City of Atlanta, rising to the position of principal urban planner. In this capacity, he managed a team of urban planners, served as the Secretary to the Atlanta Board of Zoning Adjustment, and performed the city’s land use analysis on a number of large zoning cases, including the rezoning for Atlantic Station. This expertise frequently allows Mr. Buckley to work with city planners and other public officials to obtain favorable results without the need for litigation.