Welcome to Coughlin & Gerhart

Greater Binghamton Area Law Firm with Attorneys & Lawyers Serving New York State & Northern Pennsylvania

Our law firm proudly traces its lineage through its founding predecessors back to the 1890s, and in the nearly 120 years that have followed, we have become one of the most established firms in New York, its Southern Tier, and more recently, Northern Pennsylvania. We offer numerous highly experienced and skilled attorneys, diverse practice areas to meet your expected and unanticipated legal needs, and a core belief that everyone who seeks the services of a lawyer deserves to be treated as a priority, from the time they meet with us in an initial consultation to when their legal matter is resolved.

Our firm has grown to include seven offices in New York and Pennsylvania, but as we continue to grow, we remain committed to our founding principles as a law firm focused upon client relationships and our dedication to fully meeting the needs of our individual, business, and municipal clients.

The Coughlin & Gerhart Difference

Clients who retain our counsel discover the advantages of working with a firm that handles the matters reflected in our diverse practice areas, including business & banking law; oil & gas law; litigation & civil and criminal trials; accidents & personal injury; labor & employment law; workers’ compensation & social security disability; trusts, estates, & elder law; real estate law; and public, municipal, and education law — just to name a few. Although each of Best Lawyers 2017 our practice areas encompass their own complex array of statutory and case law, they also frequently build off one another, and having a firm with attorneys who collaborate throughout the firm and across all offices often provides added value for our clients.

More than a dozen of our attorneys have been recognized for their skill and experience by being selected for inclusion in various yearly editions of the Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers–Upstate New York Edition, and Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition publications. We have also been repeatedly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a "Tier 1" law firm in its Best Lawyers®–"Best Law Firms" regional ranking in number of practice areas. Our peer attorneys have also rated Coughlin & Gerhart attorneys as "AV Preeminent®" through the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings process, a rating defined as "a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence." We are also a proud member of The International Society of Primerus Law Firms, an international network of top-rated, independent law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality.

As one of the larger firms in the region, we have also acquired the kind of access to experts and other resources that can truly make a difference when a client’s most important legal interests are at stake. While these advantages are among our notable attributes, we believe our commitment to fostering a personal relationship with each of our clients, from the moment they walk through our office doors, is one of the defining characteristics of Coughlin & Gerhart that our clients truly value. Discover the C&G difference. We look forward to building a legal relationship together that starts with you.

Coughlin & Gerhart Welcomes New ‘Of Counsel’ Attorney

James N. Cahill(Binghamton, NY) —Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is pleased to welcome James N. Cahill, Esq. as Of Counsel to the firm effective May 1.

Mr. Cahill joins C&G after 50+ years as an attorney, currently practicing in Endicott, NY. He will focus primarily in the areas of corporate/business/litigation.

A graduate of Notre Dame and Villanova University Law School, Mr. Cahill was admitted to the Bar in New York in 1963. In 1985, he served in the Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York and in 1994 was admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Due to his years of professional experience, his workmanship, and involvement in the community and various legal associations, Mr. Cahill has a great deal to offer clients of Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, and they are eager to have him join the firm.

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, which was founded in the 1890’s, has grown to be a multi-service law firm, consisting of more than 40 lawyers and a professional support staff. The firm’s main office is located at 99 Corporate Drive, Binghamton. It has convenient branch offices located in Ithaca, Owego, Bainbridge, Hancock, Walton and Montrose, Pennsylvania.

Coughlin & Gerhart Announces New Partner to Firm

Brady L BegealCoughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P is pleased to announce that attorney Brady L. Begeal became a Partner in the firm, effective January 1, 2017.

A graduate of Albany Law School, Mr. Begeal joined Coughlin & Gerhart in 2010 as a Summer Associate and in August 2011 as an Associate. Mr. Begeal’s practice is concentrated in the areas of business and banking law, commercial law, municipal and public sector law. Mr. Begeal is a member of the Broome County and New York State Bar Associations, is a graduate of the Broome Leadership Institute (BLI) and is the Legal Community Campaign Coordinator for the United Way of Broome County. Mr. Begeal has been named as a Rising Star on the New York Upstate SuperLawyers list since 2014.

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, which was founded in the 1890’s, has grown to be a multi-service law firm, consisting of more than 50 lawyers and a professional support staff. It has been recognized as a Best Law Firm and 20 of its attorneys have been recognized on either the New York Upstate SuperLawyers list or in The Best Lawyers in America©. The firm’s main office is located at 99 Corporate Drive, Binghamton. It has other branch offices located in Bainbridge, Ithaca, Owego, Hancock, Walton and Montrose, Pennsylvania.