Back Row: Ray Walter, Jim Bracken, Jim Magavern, Sean MacKenzie, Ellen Spencer, Bill Magavern, Ned Perlman, Dick Grimm,
Ed Murphy, Tom Lang, Aven Rennie. Front Row: Ed Markarian, Tom Schofield, Rich Grimm, Larry Woodward. Not present for photo: Sharon Stern Gerstman, Lisa Primerano, Bill Nowakowski, Cheryl Smith Fisher, Sarah Rugnetta

About our Firm

Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP, established in Buffalo, New York in 1826, has offices in Buffalo, Kenmore and Niagara Falls, New York. Our firm provides a full range of legal services to businesses, governments, individuals, and not-for-profit organizations. With a tradition of excellence as our heritage, our attorneys' principal areas encompass corporate and general business law, wills and estate planning, elder law, trusts and estates administration, individual and corporate tax planning, health care law, real estate, municipal law, immigration, commercial finance, litigation in all New York state and federal courts, and bankruptcy.

The Magavern practice includes representation of financial institutions in commercial transactions, the full spectrum of business needs, and representing business interests, both established and start-up, as well as municipalities and health care institutions. The firm is also highly regarded in traditional personal lines such as real estate, estates and trusts, tax and personal injury litigation.

Members of the firm are recognized leaders within the legal profession, in legal ethics and education, in the business community and the community at large. The needs of business are closely intertwined with the needs of individuals.

The firm takes pride in providing value to its clients with a personal and entrepreneurial spirit. The law firm continues to evolve with state of the art technology and cutting edge issues expertise. At the same time, it has sought to preserve its personal size and values in the belief that clients appreciate sustained representation from lawyers they know and count on.

Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP has been engaged in the practice of law in Western New York since Henry White and Thomas Sherwood opened their practice in Buffalo in 1826. Three generations of the Elijah Ford family carried the Buffalo law firm from the late 1820's until early in the 20th century. Three generations of the Magavern family have practiced with the firm including William J. Magavern, admitted to the bar in 1893, Samuel D. Magavern, admitted in 1930, James L. Magavern, admitted in 1959, and William J. Magavern, II, admitted in 1962. Richard A. Grimm, Sr. commenced legal practice in 1921, followed by his sons, Robert W. Grimm in 1947 and Richard A. Grimm, Jr. in 1959, launching three generations of Grimms in the Western New York legal community. The Grimm firm joined with the Magavern firm in 1994.