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Caffry, John W.

100 Bay StGlens Falls, NY 12801- 3032

Updated: 09/30/2016


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Business Law
  • Conservation Easements

Representative Clients

  • Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc.
  • Cambridge-Pacific
  • CTX Printing Company Incorporated
  • Palmer Brothers Marina
  • Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, Inc.
  • Banknorth Investment Management Group, NA
  • J.E. Sawyer & Company, Inc.
  • Cooper's Cave Ale Company, Ltd.
  • Camp Dudley YMCA, Inc.
  • Adirondack Camp
  • Vermont Magazine
  • Ski Hickory Hill, Inc.
  • Scenic Hudson, Inc.
  • Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc.
  • Pallets, Inc.
  • Agricultural Stewardship Association, Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc., 1988 - 1991 (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc., 1988 - Present (Member, Conservation Committee)
  • Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc., 1995 - 2004 (Chair, Conservation Committee)
  • Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc., 1991 - 1995 (Chair, Headquarters Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association, Environ. Law, Elder Law, Municipal & General Practice Sections, 1985 - Present (Member,)
  • New York State Bar Association,Environ. Law, Elder Law, Municipal & General Practice Sections, 2001 - Present (Member, Task Force on Mining Law)
  • Member, House of Delegates, 2006 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association, 1985 - Present (Member)
  • President, 2004 - 2005
  • Board of Directors, 2001 - Present
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1990 - Present (Member)
  • NYS Wetlands Forum, Inc., 1994 - 1995 (Vice President)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Private Attorney Involvement Prog., Legal Aid Society, N.E. New York, 1987 - Present
  • Adirondack Mountain Club, Inc., 1985 - Present

Past Positions

  • Lake George Park Commission, Counsel, 1987 - 1990


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1984
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, 1980
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: College Scholar, Dean's List
    Major: Economics



  • TD Banknorth


Published Works

  • "Public Trust Doctrine in New York: Recreational Travel and the Right to Portage", (Co-Author), The New York Environmental Lawyer, Vol.19, No. 3, Summer, 1999
  • "The Substantive Reach of SEQRA: Aesthetics, Findings and Non-Enforcement of SEQRA's Substantive Mandate", Albany Law Review, Vol. 65, No.2, Winter, 2002
  • "Municipal Control Over Mining in New York", The New York Environmental Lawyer, Vol.21, No.3, Summer, 2001

Office Information


100 Bay StGlens Falls, NY 12801- 3032


  • (518) 793-0541


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