BAINBRIDGE — Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. has combined its Afton and Unadilla branches into one new location at 29 N. Main St. in Bainbridge in the former offices of attorney David DeClue.
The new centrally located office will better serve clients in the tri-town area, company officials said in a news release, announcing the change. The Afton office was one of the oldest law firms in the region, operating for more than 50 years, and was Coughlin & Gerhart’s first satellite office. The firm’s Unadilla office opened in 1992 when it succeeded the practice of attorney Livingston Latham.
Beth Westfall and Meiying Austin are the primary attorneys assigned to the Bainbridge office. Services provided at the office include real-estate transactions, estate planning, elder law, trust and estate administration, municipal law, and gas-leasing matters.
Attorneys from the main office provide support to the Bainbridge office in other areas of law including personal injury, negligence, and contract disputes.
Coughlin & Gerhart also has a public-law practice group and represents several municipalities in the region.
The law firm’s main office is located on the Huron Campus, at 1701 North St. in Endicott. Coughlin & Gerhart also has offices in Binghamton, Ithaca, Owego, Bainbridge, and Hancock, along with Montrose, Pa.