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James Robert Barnes

James Robert Barnes

Burke & Casserly, PC
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • New York
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With more than 15 years, in the estate and long-term care planning field, James provides counsel to individuals, families and business to guide them to achieve their planning goals by implementing strategies customized for each client's unique circumstances.

James focuses his practice in elder law, trusts and estates, guardianship, special needs planning, and business formation and succession planning.

Practice Areas
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • Free Consultation
    Free half hour initial consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard and Discover only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Burke & Casserly, PC
Wake Forest University School of Law
J.D. (2004)
Honors: A.J. Fletcher Law Scholar
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta National Law School Fraternity (Vice President)
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State University of New York - Binghamton
B.A. (2001) | Philosophy, Politics and Law; Music
Honors: summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies
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Professional Associations
Albany County Bar Association
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Visiting Nurse Service of Northeastern New York’s Foundation Board
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The New York Bar Foundation
Board of Directors
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Interim HealthCare in Albany
Professional Advisory Committee
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Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York
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New York State Bar  # 4272001
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Long-Term Care Planning & Asset Protection, Community Resident's Forum, 100 White Pine Dr, Albany, NY 12203
Avila Retirement Community
A FREE seminar is hosted by Avila Retirement Community and presented by Elder Law attorney and friend of the community, James R. Barnes, Esq. of Burke & Casserly, P.C. The attorney will illustrate how to protect your hard-earned assets from the ever-increasing costs of long-term care by introducing planning strategies that you may not know exist. Learn why it is crucial to have certain advance directives in place. Discover how certain trusts can protect assets from catastrophic long-term care expenses, minimize the impact of taxes, plan for a loved one with special needs, and/or distribute your assets without the need for probate. The attorney will also touch on important considerations when evaluating long-term care insurance policies. Come with questions, or just come to take away the latest news!
Websites & Blogs
James Robert Barnes' Website Profile
Burke & Casserly, PC Website
Contact & Map
Burke & Casserly, PC
255 Washington Ave Ext #104
Albany, NY 12205
Telephone: (518) 452-1961
Fax: (518) 452-4230