Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Jeffrey B. Andrus

Jeffrey B. Andrus


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Syracuse Office

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

Jeff focuses his practice primarily on the buying and selling of businesses, business and tax valuations, business succession planning, and complex estate planning. He has almost 30 years of experience in guiding clients through some of the most important aspects of their lives, such as planning for the successful transfer of their businesses and estates. His clients include business of all sizes, from closely held business, partnerships, and limited liability companies to publicly traded companies and sole proprietorships. They range from manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers to service providers. Throughout his career, Jeff has strived to provide practical solutions to complex problems.

Jeff brings a wealth of experience to his practice, having previously been an attorney/advisor to a judge at the United States Tax Court and a practicing certified public accountant at a national accounting firm. He has both lectured and written on business and estate planning issues.

Representative Experience

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

Practice Areas


  • Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian Honor Society
  • State University of New York at Utica/Rome, B.P.S., summa cum laude

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, Chapter Co-Author


  • 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
  • Hon. John J. Pajak, US Tax Court, Washington DC, Attorney Advisor
  • Ernst & Young, LLP, Certified Public Accountant