John A. Pappano

(716) 847-5404
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Mr. Pappano concentrates his practice in commercial real estate sales and acquisitions, mortgage lending, mortgage foreclosures, leases, easements, rights-of-way and zoning matters.

Additional Areas of Focus

Real Estate (sales and acquisitions; leasing; easements; rights-of-way)

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Honors and Awards

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  • Listed in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019-2022
  • Recognized as a 2014 BTI Client Service All-Star
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2013, 2020
  • Listed in The New York Area’s Best Lawyers®
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2013
  • Listed in Who’s Who In LawBusiness First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Law Review, 1983
  • Boston College, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Real Property Law Section

Present Activities

  • St. Stephen’s School, Advisory Board, Past President
  • The Salvation Army of Buffalo
    • Advisory Board, Past Chairman
  • St. Stephen’s School
    • Boy’s Basketball Team, Coach

Past Activities

  • Cardinal O’Hara High School
    • Board of Trustees Member
    • President of Board