Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

James S. Fanning

James S. 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

James focuses his practice on planning and administering estates and trusts, including asset analysis. James also advises clients on various tax-advantaged trusts, such as life insurance, charitable lead and remainder, qualified personal residence, and defective grantor. For his business clients, he implements estate and succession planning, focusing on transferring control from one generation to the next.

Representative Experience

  • Represents individuals and family-owned businesses with succession planning.

Practice Areas


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

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1958

Memberships & Affiliations

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

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