Following graduation from law school, Robert “Bob” Buckalew served in the United States Army stationed in what was then West Germany, where he was a Cavalry Troop Commander and Cavalry Squadron Operations Officer along the East German and Czech borders. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.

In 1988, Bob co-founded Buckalew Frizzell & Crevina LLP.  Previously, he was a founding member of Browne Buckalew and DeMarrais, a general practice firm located in Hackensack, New Jersey, for 18 years.

Bob is actively involved in BFC’s community association law practice, and has a particularly keen interest in representing condominium associations, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations in all respects, including their governance, financing, contracts, projects, and transfer of ownership interests. Working closely with engineers, architects, other professional consultants, contractors from every trade, and property managers, Bob has guided numerous major construction and renovation projects from inception to completion for BFC’s community association clients.

Bob also has made numerous planning and zoning board appearances on behalf of developers, business owners, and individual homeowners.  He has handled countless real estate closings for individuals and developers as well.

Over they years, Bob has taken special pride in his role of mentoring and developing the law firm’s associate attorneys.


  • University of Virginia (B.A., 1962)
  • University of Virginia School of Law (L.L.B., 1965)


Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter
    • Author of the Year (1994)


  • Community Association Institute, New Jersey Chapter: Author of the Year, 1994


  • New Jersey, 1965
  • Virginia, 1965
  • United States Supreme Court

Published Decisions

  • Balsamides v. Perle, 313 N.J. Super. 7, 712 A.2d 673 (App. Div. 1998)
  • Balsamides v. Protameen Chemicals, Inc., 160 N.J. 352, 734 A.2d 721 (1999)
  • Fusco v. Fusco, 185 N.J. Super. 321, 452 A.2d 681 (App. Div. 1982)

Areas of Practice