Avant Building - Suite 900
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202-2107
Gayle L. Eagan is a partner in the Firm's Estate and Trusts practice group, concentrating her practice on estate planning, trusts and estate administration and litigation, surrogate's court practice, elder law (including guardianship proceedings) and adoptions.
Medaille College (B.A., 1966); Canisius College (M.S., 1977); State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D., cum laude, 1985)
1986 New York State Bar; 1986 New York and U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 1986 U.S. Tax Court
Estate Planning; Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation; Article 81 Guardianships; Elder Law; and Adoptions.
Estate Analysts of Western New York (President, 2006-2007)
Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Erie County Bar Association (Past Chair, Surrogate's Court Practice and Procedure Committee)
New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Committee, Elder Law Committee)
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Secretary, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, Inc.
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (President, 1997)
Western New York Chapter, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (President, 1992)
Past-President, Board of Directors, Legal Services for the Elderly of Western New York
Member of the Women Lawyers of WNY
Fellow, New York Bar Foundation
Founding Member and Vice-President, Canopy of Neighbors, Inc.
Initial Member, Western New York Coalition Pooled Trust as a Trustee Representative of Legal Services for the Elderly of Western New York
Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - Present
Listed, New York Super Lawyers
Listed, Super Lawyers, Top 25 Women in Upstate NY
Listed, "Who's Who in Law," Published by Business First of Buffalo
Ms. Eagan was honored as "Lawyer of the Year" in 2011 by the Bar Association of Erie County.
Recipient, Legal Services for the Elderly "Vision Award" (2012)
In 2013, Ms Eagan was recognized as the Best Lawyers’ "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Trusts & Estates for Buffalo, NY.