Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


James Fanning

Of Counsel

p: 716.566.1472

f: 716.846.1230

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

With 60 years of legal experience, James concentrates his practice on trusts and estates planning and administration, including asset analysis. He also advises clients on tax-advantaged trusts such as life insurance, charitable lead and remainder, qualified personal residence, and defective grantor. For business clients, James implements estate and succession planning, focusing on transferring control from one generation to the next.

Practice Areas


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1957
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1954

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1958

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Estate Analysts of Western New York
  • Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York

Civic Activities

  • Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, Chancellor


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Of Counsel