Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

Established in 1898

Practice Area: General Civil Practice before all State and Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies, Appellate Practice, Trial Practice 36 more areas of practice + 36 more

Attorneys at This Firm 40 attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Binghamton, NY view address

Serving Binghamton, NY view address

Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

Building Relationships on Results

Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. was founded October 1, 1973 by the merger of two existing Binghamton law firms. Its predecessor firms date back to the 1890s. It represents one of the oldest multi-service law firms in the Southern Tier of New York. The Binghamton Labor and Employment Law Firm of Twining, Nemia & Steflik merged into Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. in January of 1999. The attorneys of Pearis, Kline & B...

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Building Relationships on Results

Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. was founded October 1, 1973 by the merger of two existing Binghamton law firms. Its predecessor firms date back to the 1890s. It represents one of the oldest multi-service law firms in the Southern Tier of New York. The Binghamton Labor and Employment Law Firm of Twining, Nemia & Steflik merged into Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. in January of 1999. The attorneys of Pearis, Kline & Barber of Binghamton became "Of Counsel" to the firm on January 1, 2007. The Ithaca law office of Jonathan O. Albanese joined Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. on May 1, 2009. The firm's general civil practice is conducted throughout the State and Federal Courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Its lawyers are active in the Broome County, New York State and American Bar Associations, and its past and present partners include bar association officers and community leaders. The lawyers of the firm participate in a wide variety of community services, pro bono work, and take part in civic and charitable activities. Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P. is a progressive law and vibrant law firm and serves corporations and individual clients by first understanding their goals and priorities.

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Areas of Law

  • General Civil Practice before all State and Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies
  • Appellate Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Banking Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate
  • Probate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Labor and Employment (Public and Private)
  • Municipal Law
  • Education Law
  • Utility Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Tax Assessment Law
  • Condemnation
  • Social Security
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Zoning Law
  • Land Use
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Elder Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Mineral Rights
  • Divorce
  • Creditor Bankruptcy

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Client Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 28 reviews
  • 93% client recommended 26 recommendations
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.6/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.5/5.0
  • Lori Grumet Schapiro Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 04/05/10

    Lori is a stickler to detail and is very well versed in many different areas of law. Read more

    Lori is a stickler to detail and is very well versed in many different areas of law.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • Robert J. Madigan Jr. Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 01/10/11

    Anytime I needed an answer to my questions he called me back within 15 minutes...the whole process of buying a home out of state went smoothly. Read more

    Anytime I needed an answer to my questions he called me back within 15 minutes...the whole process of buying a home out of state went smoothly.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Gary B. Kline Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 05/29/10

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0

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  • Wilbur Donald Dahlgren Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 07/09/13

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Michael P. DeGroat Read all 2 reviews

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 10/03/11

    He is very complete in every way as a professional legal advisor. Read more

    He is very complete in every way as a professional legal advisor.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Robert R. Jones Read all 9 reviews

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 05/22/16

    Bob is tremendously competent, well-versed in insurance lingo, and has many years of experience handling vehicular accidents and related lawsuits. He... Read more

    Bob is tremendously competent, well-versed in insurance lingo, and has many years of experience handling vehicular accidents and related lawsuits. He is warm and kind, thoughtful and considerate. He ensures client comfort and convenience. He took all the pressure and stress of dealing with the insurance companies off our shoulders. He did visits, emails, calls-- anything we needed in order to feel comfortable. He ensured that we received all the benefits and payouts for which we were entitled.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Scot G. Miller Read 1 review

    4.8/5.0 submitted on 03/01/12

    Scot is very prepared and is able to answer any questions I might have,And he advocated very hard for me in what turned out to be a more difficult cas... Read more

    Scot is very prepared and is able to answer any questions I might have,And he advocated very hard for me in what turned out to be a more difficult case than was originally expected

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Jonathan O. Albanese Read 1 review

    1.5/5.0 submitted on 09/15/10

    I did not get the information I needed from the firm on time about my closing, despite my repeated calls. It was at the moment of closing that the fir... Read more

    I did not get the information I needed from the firm on time about my closing, despite my repeated calls. It was at the moment of closing that the firm announced that they were my attorney for the closing and charged me $450 that I never authorized. So not only did I pay for service I never bought, I also didn't get the service that both I and my bank paid for.

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      3.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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  • Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 10/21/16

    I called seeking answers to questions about the appeals process for a Small Claims matter in Tioga County. Brian took the time to answer all of my questions. Even though... Read more

    I called seeking answers to questions about the appeals process for a Small Claims matter in Tioga County. Brian took the time to answer all of my questions. Even though I decided to handle the appeal on my own, Brian still sent me some literature and a Small Claims Court pamphlet, both of which were helpful and informational. I was impressed with this firm's prompt response to my phone call and how professional and sincere they were. I would definitely contact this Coughlin and Gerhart again.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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  • Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP

    5.0/5.0 submitted on 09/16/13

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    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 66 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0

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Community Contributions

      Firm Details

      Year Established
      1898
      Firm Size
      42
      Payment Information
        Credit cards accepted
        Fixed hourly rates
        Fixed fees available
      State Bar Summary

      All partners and associates are members of the New York State Bar Association.

      Law Firm Affiliations
      PRIMERUS
      Representative Clients
      GENERAL COUNSEL FOR: McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.; Buckingham Manufacturing Co., Inc., Binghamton City School District; Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors of Broome County, Inc.; WSKG Public Telecommunications Council; Village of Johnson City; Susquehanna Valley Central School District.
      Representative Clients
      Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company; HSBC Bank; NBT Bank, N.A.; Delaware National Bank at Delhi; Chemung Canal Trust Co.; Utica Mutual Insurance Co.; Selective Insurance Co.; Erie Insurance Co.; Maple-Vail Book Mgf. Group; Ticor Title Guarantee Co.; Dover Technologies International Inc.; Farm Family Insurance Co.; The Raymond Corporation; Penguin Group (USA) Inc.; Doron Precision Systems, Inc.; Free Community Papers of New York, Inc.; J&K Plumbing and Heating Co., Inc.; Construction Industry Exchange; Johnson City School District; Chenango Valley School District; Town of Conklin; Town of Nanticoke; Town of Sherburne; Town of Otego; Village of Afton; Village of Unadilla; Town of Kirkwood; Town of Maine; Schuyler County; Onondaga County; City of Mount Vernon; Allegany County; Cortland County; City of Auburn; County of Genesee; City of New Rochelle; County of Niagara; St. Lawrence County; Town of Greece; West Corners Fire District.
      Languages
      Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

      Pro Bono

      The firm participates in a coordinated effort with Broome Legal Assistance Corporation and on an ad hoc basis.

      Pro Bono Coordinator: Kathy Carney

      Contact

      Phone: Click to View Phone # 607-723-9511

      Fax: 607-723-1530

      Website:

      Mailing Address:
      Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP P.O. Box 2039,
      Binghamton , NY  13902-2039

      Firm Address:
      Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP 99 Corporate Drive,
      Binghamton, NY 13904
      U.S.A.

      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      Office Hours:
      • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
      • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

      Other Offices

      • Bainbridge Office 29 Main Street, Bainbridge,
        New York
      • Hancock Office 87 Front Street, Hancock,
        New York
      • Ithaca Office 401 E. State Street, Ithaca,
        New York
      • Owego Office 27-29 Lake Street, Owego,
        New York
      • Walton Office 38 West Street, Suite 3, Walton,
        New York
      • Montrose Office 181 Maple Street, Montrose,
        Pennsylvania
      • Ithaca, New York Office: Gateway Center - Suite 403, 401 E. State Street, 14850. Telephone: (607) 272-5212. Fax: (607) 272-0155. Toll Free: (877)-COUGHLIN.
      • Oswego, New York Office: 27-29 Lake Street, P.O. Box 250, 13827. Telephone: (607) 687-0567; (607) 687-1831. Fax: (607) 687-9860.
      • Bainbridge, New York Office: 29 Main Street, 13733. Telephone: (607) 967-2221. Fax: (607) 723-1530.
      • Hancock, New York Office: 87 Front Street, 13783. Telephone: (607) 637-3707.
      • Montrose, Pennsylvania Office: 181 Maple Street, P.O. Box 361, 18801. Telephone: (570) 432-0046. Fax: (607) 723-1530.

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