Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Jeff Andrus


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Syracuse Office

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

A former US Tax Court attorney and certified public accountant with over 30 years of legal experience, Jeff primarily concentrates his practice on the buying and selling of businesses, business and tax valuations, business-succession planning, and complex estate planning.

Jeff finds deep satisfaction in guiding clients through some of the most important aspects of their lives, such as planning for the successful transfers of their businesses and estates. His clients include business of all sizes, from closely held businesses, partnerships, and limited-liability companies to publicly traded companies and sole proprietorships. He frequently does work with manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and service providers.

Representative Experience

  • Participated in the sale of a national design firm.
  • Successfully implemented multiple estate plans, including sales to defective grantor trusts and grantor-retained annuity trusts.
  • Participated in the successful negotiation of a settlement of a substantial real-property-tax-assessment case involving Fortune 500 companies and multiple taxing jurisdictions.
  • Successfully implemented multiple business-succession plans involving self-cancelling installment notes.
  • Successfully negotiated the sale of a National Hockey League team.
  • Participated in shareholder litigation involving complex valuation issues.
  • Participated in the sale of a national testing laboratory.

Practice Areas


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, B.P.S.

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • North Carolina

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Central New York Food Bank, Former President

Speaking & Publications

  • New York State Bar Journal, “Avoiding a Common Mistake – When Not to Take Advantage of the Unlimited Marital Deduction”
  • Transactional Lawyer’s Deskbook: Advising Business Entities, “The General Partnership, LP and LLP; Formation and Organization (NY and Del)”


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

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Hancock & Estabrook, LLP, Partner
  • US Tax Court to Judge John Pajak, Attorney Advisor
  • Ernst & Young, LLP, Certified Public Accountant