Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Jan Farr

Of Counsel

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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

Jan is an experienced negotiator who concentrates his practice in municipal and governmental law.

Representative Experience

  • Served as counsel for two Upstate NY counties and other municipal and corporate defendants as a negotiator for the St. Regis Mohawk claim.
  • Served as a negotiator in five-year settlement talks prior to denial of certiorari by the US Supreme Court in Oneida Nation of New York v. State of New York.
  • Served as a negotiator regarding the reapportionment of the Oswego County Legislature.
  • Served as a negotiator for a PILOT program on behalf of several municipalities involving federal housing in several counties.
  • Served as counsel for the establishment of a town water authority.
  • Served as counsel for the NYS Select Committee Counsel on moral-obligation financing and helped negotiate, with the Division of Budget, the fiscal crisis in state-supported bonding.

Practice Areas


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1961
  • Amherst College, B.A., cum laude, 1955

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1963
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Pro Bono Practice Committee, Member

Civic Activities

  • Spalding-PRAY, Incident Review Committee


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

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Of Counsel
  • NY State Senate, NY State Select Committee Counsel on Moral- Obligation Financing