Joseph A. Platania



Practice Areas:

Main Phone: 585.546.2500
Main Phone: 585.546.2500
Direct Dial: 585.512.3527
Direct Dial: 585.512.3527
Main Fax: 585.546.7218
Direct Fax (E-Fax): 585.512.3577

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  • New York (1968)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York (1975)
  • U.S. Tax Court (1975)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1976)


  • State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D., 1968)
  • LeMoyne College (B.S., 1965)
  • McQuaid Jesuit High School (1961)

Professional Affiliations

Joe is a member of the Monroe County and New York State Bar Associations and a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association. He served as an arbitrator for the Monroe County Bar Association, served on the Bar Association's Judiciary Committee and also served as Chairperson of the Monroe County Board of Ethics.


Joe has been with the firm since October 2004. Joe is counsel to his many clients who require legal assistance in all areas of estate and trust planning and administration, business succession planning for closely held and family owned enterprises, general corporate matters including asset sales and purchases, entity formation and dissolution, commercial real estate transfers, leasing, land use development and finance and municipal matters. 

Joe has more than 49 years of experience in these specialties for clients across Western New York.


Joe and his wife, Maryann, live in Penfield and have two grown children and three grandchildren.  Maryann, a nurse by education and training, is a hospice volunteer at The Shepherd Home in Penfield. Their daughter, Bridget, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in Rochester and their son, Joe, will begin serving as the Commonwealth's Attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2018. Joe enjoys spending time at his camp on the St. Lawrence River and interacting with his grandchildren in Virginia and Rochester.