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Eaton & Griffith law firm partners join Coughlin & Gerhart

By Adam Rombel


BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Paul F. Eaton, Jr. and Carl A. Griffith, partners in the Sidney, N.Y–based law firm of Eaton & Griffith, have joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, a Binghamton–based law firm with a half-dozen offices across the Southern Tier.

Eaton and Griffith will join Coughlin & Gerhart in an “of counsel” role and will be located at the firm’s branch office at 29 N. Main St. in nearby Bainbridge, along with partners Beth Westfall and Meiying Austin, currently the primary attorneys at the Bainbridge branch, Coughlin & Gerhart said in a news release.

The law firm of Eaton & Griffith has been providing legal services to Sidney area residents and businesses since 1973. 

“For over 43 years, we have had the privilege and good fortune to practice law in the Tri-Town area. We are confident that our new affiliation will achieve our goals of securing continuity and consistency in providing quality legal services to our clients,” Eaton said in the release.

Griffith added, “We are both looking forward to our new association with Coughlin & Gerhart and anticipate a smooth transition as we go forward.”

The law firms contend that their alliance will offer Eaton & Griffith clients additional experience and expertise in real estate, estate planning, elder law, trust and estate administration, and municipal law. 

Coughlin & Gerhart, which was founded in the 1890s, has grown to be a multi-service law firm, with more than 45 lawyers and a professional support staff. The firm’s main office is located at 99 Corporate Drive in Binghamton. In addition to Bainbridge, it also has branch offices in Ithaca, Owego, Hancock, Walton, and Montrose, Pennsylvania.

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