Michael C. Buseck ’82 was a successful lawyer recognized nationwide for his expertise in banking, commercial real estate, and finance. He passed away on May 7, 2011, at the age of 54 in Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Buseck, who was a partner in the law firm Williams Mullen in Richmond, Va., was included numerous times in the Best Lawyers in America directory—most recently in 2011— for his work in real estate law. Buseck also served in numerous civic organizations, including as chairman of the American Bar Association’s committees on uniform laws and affordable housing.
Born and raised in Erie, Pa., Buseck earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame before enrolling at the Law School. Four years after graduating, he joined the firm Browder, Russell, Morris and Butcher in Richmond. In 1990, he became part of Williams Mullen after it merged with Browder Russell’s business and real estate sections. Buseck represented financial institutions in an array of financings, including commercial real estate acquisition and construction loans. His real estate work included the development and financing of apartments, residential subdivisions, and shopping centers.
An enthusiast of boating, skiing, and golf, Buseck was a member of the Richmond Country Club, the Kanawha Recreation Association, and the Virginia Powerboat Association. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jane Cartabiano Buseck; his children, Jessica, Jaclyn, Nicholas, and Victoria; his parents, Donald and Frances Buseck; his brothers, Kurt, Mark, and David; as well as 10 nieces and nine nephews.