William J. Magavern, II
1100 Rand Building 14 Lafayette Square Buffalo, New York 14203

William J. Magavern, II

William J. Magavern, II is senior counsel to the Buffalo, New York law firm of Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP. He concentrates in the areas of corporate law, commercial and residential real estate law, wills, trusts and estates.

Practice Areas

Corporate Law, Estates & Trusts Law, Real Estate Law, Wills


Mr. Magavern was selected for inclusion in the 2010 New York Super Lawyers - Upstate Edition in the business/corporate practice area and in the 2011 Super Lawyers - Business Edition in the business/corporate practice area.

Court Admissions

Mr. Magavern is admitted to practice in all New York State courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Claims and the United States Supreme Court. He is rated AV® Preeminent™, the highest peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional & Community Associations

Mr. Magavern is Chairman, Kissing Bridge Corporation; Secretary, The Mentholatum Co., Inc.; a Director and Secretary, Metal Cladding, Inc., and a former member of Fleet Bank of New York Buffalo Regional Advisory Board.

He served for 31 years as an Officer and Director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. He has served as Chairman, Buffalo State College Foundation, Inc.; President, Erie County Mental Health Association; President, International Institute; President, Buffalo Council on World Affairs; a Director, Burchfield Penney Art Center, an Incorporator of the Allentown Association, and a member of the Erie County Cultural Advisory Board, and the Buffalo Arts Commission.


Mr. Magavern is a graduate of Dartmouth College and University at Buffalo Law School.