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Keith J. McCafferty

Keith J. McCafferty


P: (607) 391-2860 (ext. 2863)
F: (607) 391-2870

Keith McCafferty is counsel in the Trusts & Estates, Corporate, Real Estate, Tax and Elder Law practice areas. His legal practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning and corporate governance. Mr. McCafferty assists individuals on issues related to estate planning, trusts, planning for the elderly and disabled, and estate and trust administration. Mr. McCafferty also advises tax-exempt organizations on diverse legal issues, including formations, taxation and tax-exempt issues, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, regulatory matters, and a variety of commercial ventures, contracts and transactions. 

Prior to joining Hancock Estabrook, Mr. McCafferty was the Director of Operations for Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., a not-for-profit law firm that provides free legal aid to low-income and other vulnerable people with civil legal problems. In addition to providing legal services to clients, Mr. McCafferty was involved in all aspects of the management of the firm, which includes seven offices and 145 staff spread over a fourteen county area.

  • Fellow, New York Bar Foundation
  • Member, Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Tompkins County Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Tompkins County 
  • Volunteer, State Theatre of Ithaca, Inc. 
  • Former Co-facilitator, Finger Lakes Housing Consortium
  • Former Member, Nominating Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Elected Delegate, 7th Judicial District, New York State Bar Association
  • 2017 Statewide Civil Legal Aid Technology Conference, "Technology Policies and Common Technology Challenges in Legal Aid" (June 2017) 
  • New York State Bar Association Task Force on Family Court Conference, "Strategies for Increasing Assistance for the Unrepresented in New York Family Court" (May 2016) 
  • University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 1985
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1982 
  • New York
  • United States District Court (WDNY)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court (WDNY)