Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies LLP Announces that Linda Stravalaci Grear, Esq. and Jean E. Harris, Esq. have become Partners in the Firm and Amanda J. Scott, Esq. has become a Senior Associate.

February 25, 2019 (Buffalo, NY) – Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies LLP — Counsel for Generations® is pleased to announce Linda Stravalaci Grear and Jean E. Harris as Partners in the firm and Amanda J. Scott as Senior Associate.

Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies is the only law firm in Western New York dedicated exclusively to Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Longevity Planning.

“We are delighted to be able to promote all three of these outstanding attorneys. While their extensive experience was what initially drew us to each of them, it is truly their compassion, empathy, and genuine concern for the well-being of our clients and their families that make them so valuable to our firm. These promotions ensure that we will maintain the highest level of professional, personalized service to our clients for many years to come. The unique relationship we have with each of our clients sets us apart from other law firms and has been the hallmark of Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies for more than fifteen years,” said Senior Partner Laurie Menzies.

Linda Stravalaci Grear, Esq. — Linda joined Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies in 2017, bringing more than two decades of proficiency in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship Law, and Probate to the firm. Her extensive experience in Elder Law has developed both her expertise and her understanding of the importance of compassion in dealing with clients who are enduring emotionally difficult times. A frequent speaker on issues related to Elder Law and Estate Planning, she has been honored in Buffalo Spree Magazine and in Who’s Who in Law in Business First of Buffalo. She is a member of the Erie County Surrogate’s Court Liaison Committee and a District Delegate for the NYSBA Elder Law and Special Needs Section. Grear is a graduate of the University of Akron School of Law and holds a B.S in Criminal Justice from the State University College at Buffalo.

Jean E. Harris, Esq. — Jean also brings extensive knowledge of Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning and Disability Law to Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies. Prior to joining PBM in 2017, Jean held positions in other Western New York law firms where she concentrated her practice on Elder law, Medicaid planning, Estate Planning, and helping people with disabilities. Before attending law school, Jean worked at People, Inc. and other similar organizations which helped to foster her interest in working with the elderly and people with disabilities. She has extended that focus to her practice of law. Jean earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and received a B.A. in Psychology, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Amanda J. Scott, Esq. — Amanda focuses on Estates, Guardianships, and Trusts for the firm. Amanda was admitted to practice in 2009 and joined PBM in 2017. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to Elder Law and Estate Planning. Amanda is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and a graduate of Niagara University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude in Criminal Justice.

About Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies — Since 2004, Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies, LLP has served clients and families through the aging process by educating and empowering people.  Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies, LLP has been a community resource by helping families prepare for aging, long-term care issues, and matters following death. We strive to develop a trusting and comfortable relationship with our clients, as we support them during these stressful and anxious times of transition.

For more information about Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies LLP, please contact Amanda Zanner at 716.204.1055, visit our website at, or

Pfalzgraf, Beinhauer & Menzies LLP — Counsel for Generations® is located at 455 Cayuga Road, Suite 600, Buffalo, NY 14225.

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