Benjamin S. Cranston

Senior Associate
Buffalo; Chautauqua
(716) 847-7079
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Mr. Cranston concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust planning, including assisting clients with issues related to estate and gift taxation, elder law, and Medicaid, as well as trust and estate administration. His experience includes preparation of customized estate plan documents for clients and representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration matters.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Honors and Awards

  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2022


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2017
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 2014

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    • Section of Taxation
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Elder Law & Special Needs Section
    • Trust & Estates Law Section
  • Western New York Planned Giving Consortium


  • Certificate for Estate Planning Curricular Program, Syracuse University College of Law

Present Activities

  • Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2023

Past Activities

  • Syracuse Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, Volume 67
  • Pro Bono Advisory Board, Class of 2017, Co-Chair