Gregory L. Peterson

Of Counsel
(716) 483-5172
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Mr. Peterson, Office Leader of the Chautauqua office, focuses in all areas of real estate, including development and financial transactions, areas of corporate counseling including acquisitions, administration and strategic planning, not-for-profit corporate formation, tax exemption and qualification with New York State administrative areas.

Additional Areas of Focus


Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania (Retired)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

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  • Listed in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017-2021
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2017-2022
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Lifetime Achievement, Resource Center’s Disability Awareness Awards, 2017
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2011-2018, 2020
  • Buffalo Business First, Power 250 List
    • Ranked #248, 2016
    • Ranked #242, 2015
    • Ranked #236, 2014
  • Buffalo Business First, Power 200 List, Ranked #155, 2013
  • Recognized by The Second Circuit Judicial Council Committee on History, Commemorative Events and Civic Education for his significant contribution toward preserving the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, 2012
  • 2012 Inductee into The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame
  • New York State Bar Association’s Law, Youth and Citizenship Committee Distinguished Service Award, 2011
  • Toby Ticktin Back Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education 2010
  • Parker Award for Social Justice, August 2005
  • Award of Harmony, January 2005
  • National DAR Historic Preservation Award, February 2004
  • Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Service to Humanity Award, 2004
  • Chautauqua Leadership Award 2001
  • Jamestown Bar Association Community Service Award, 2000
  • Jamestown Jammers Ernie Hrovatic Community Service Award, 2000
  • Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, September 2000
  • Jamestown Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Award, April 1994
  • John D. Hamilton Award, September 1994


  • The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1976
  • Allegheny College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of State & Local Government Law
    • Senior Lawyers Division
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Greater Chautauqua Region Estate Planning Council
  • The Historical Society of the New York Courts
  • Jamestown Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Elder Law & Special Needs Section
    • General Practice Section
  • Northern Chautauqua County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Real Property Section
    • Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Southern Tier Builders Association, Inc.

Present Activities

  • Robert H. Jackson Centeropens in a new window, Co-Founder, Board of Directors
    • Past President
  • The Resource Center Foundation, Board of Directors
  • The Business Council of New York State
  • Jamestown Professional Baseball
    • Executive Committee, Chairman

Past Activities

  • Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, Member and Former Vice President
  • Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Former Member and Past President
  • Fredonia College Foundation, Board of Directors