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Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Arbitration and mediation are about helping parties reach mutually acceptable outcomes, while avoiding the stress, difficulty, and expense that litigation can entail. As such, Costello, Cooney & Fearon’s alternative dispute resolution professionals offer efficacy, experience, and attention to detail. Every case is unique and the Firm’s neutrals tailor their approach to each situation bought before them.

Commercial Transactions & Litigation

From formations of brand new businesses to handling complex commercial litigation – our team of attorneys specializes in a wide variety of practice areas to get your business started and keep operations running smoothly.

Creditors’ Rights, Financial Institution Compliance & Bankruptcy

The team at Costello, Cooney & Fearon pride themselves on their wealth of experience and insights navigating the complex landscape of compliance and governance for financial institutions, and the rights of creditors when it comes to the complicated tasks surrounding different types of negotiations, transactions, bankruptcies, and foreclosures.

Criminal Law

When you're dealing with the complex issues around criminal offenses, it's important to know that there are ways to properly navigate the legal system for the best outcomes. Second chances are available, and Costello, Cooney & Fearon can assist with your case, whether it's a motor vehicle offense, or alcohol, cannabis, or other drug-related offenses.

Family Law

Domestic legal matters are serious and sensitive matters. From the emotional issues navigating decoupling and complex divorce, to sensitive representation in custody proceedings, family law matters can be affecting and burdensome to those looking for sound legal representation.


Costello, Cooney & Fearon has built a strong reputation for itself as an industry leader in health law in Upstate New York. For nearly as long as it has existed, the Firm has worked with healthcare providers in navigating the complexities of the medical industry. The Firm’s healthcare attorneys work with every type of entity in the field, ranging from individual practitioners to large-scale hospitals. Costello, Cooney & Fearon can offer services as unique as the client itself, ranging from compliance and regulatory issues, to practice formations and dissolutions, to representation in a court of law.

Municipalities & Education

Costello, Cooney & Fearon has made a name for itself by providing counsel and advisement to a wide variety of municipal entities, local legislative boards, civic leadership, and educational institutions across the State. Where it benefits the interests and wellbeing of the community, you can find our team advocating for and providing strategies to these municipal and educational organizations.


Whether the dispute involves a defective product; a personal or professional liability claim; or a business, corporate, or healthcare matter, the team at Costello, Cooney & Fearon has the unparalleled skill and savvy to assist with your issue and guide you through the litigation process.

Real Estate & Land Use

With decades of experience providing expert counsel to private home buyers, all the way up to major corporate land development agreements, Costello, Cooney & Fearon has developed one of the Northeast’s strongest and most comprehensive practices for real estate, environmental law, land use, and zoning-related legal advisement. From environmental law concerns such as aquifer protection, or hazardous waste removal, to handling foreclosure-sensitive cases for both commercial and residential clients, our Firm’s reputation for successful outcomes speaks for itself.

Trusts & Estates

Known for their detail-focused approach to preparing, reviewing, and executing wills, irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts, health care proxies, and estate management documents, the team at Costello, Cooney & Fearon is second-to-none for all matters related to trusts and estate planning. From asset protection management and planning to elder law, probate, and estate administration, our team of legal professionals can help your family and your estate feel comfortable, protected, and well-positioned for the future.

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