Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Karen Lynn Cook

Karen Lynn Cook

Of Counsel

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Karen Lynn Cook councils clients in our Trusts & Estates Practice Area. She is a fifth-generation Buffalo lawyer. Karen concentrates her practice on real property tax assessment matters as well as estate planning and administration. She has litigated before all courts, including cases heard by the New York State Court of Appeals.

Representative Experience

  • Counsel on litigation involving the largest assessed parcel in Erie County. 
  • Litigated value of complex chemical plants and power generation facilities through the Court of Appeals. 
  • Successfully reduced an assessment of various complex commercial properties as well as large residential parcels.

Practice Areas


  • Boston College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1988
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1991

Admitted To Practice

  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • New York State Assessors Association
  • Erie County Assessors Association

Civic Activities

  • The Niagara Frontier Food Terminal, Board of Directors Member
  • SPCA Serving Erie County, Board of Directors Member and Strategic Planning Chair
  • Bison Scholarship Fund, Former Board of Directors Member
  • The Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund, Former Board of Directors Member

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Special Counsel