Brandon Buckingham is the National Director for the Advanced Planning Group for Prudential Annuities. He and his team of tax attorneys, Certified Financial Planners™ and retirement specialists provide technical, marketing and sales support for all matters concerning annuities, qualified retirement plans, estate, gift and income tax planning, and other advanced market topics. Prior to joining Prudential Annuities, Mr. Buckingham was an advanced planning attorney and national manager for John Hancock’s Advanced Markets department. Before that, he was an ERISA counsel for Putnam Investments in its Institutional 401(k) Plan department and a practicing attorney concentrating in ERISA, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and estate and income tax planning. Mr. Buckingham is a frequent speaker and published author on subjects including IRAs, qualified retirement plans, annuities, and estate and income tax planning with retirement assets. His articles have been published in Advisor Today, Wealth Management, National Underwriter, LIFE&Health Advisor, National Association of Variable Annuities Outlook, Boomer Market Advisor Magazine, Investment News and Trust & Estates Magazine. After graduating from the New England School of Law (J.D., 1991), Mr. Buckingham earned a Masters of Tax Law from the Boston University School of Law (LL.M. 1995). He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona (1988). Mr. Buckingham is admitted to the Connecticut Bar Association, the United States District Court - District of Connecticut, and the United States Tax Court.