William P. Johnson

wjohnson@nfdlaw.com

Telephone Extension: 204

Education:

J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1986 (State and Local Government Law Program Award)

B.A., Canisius College, magna cum laude, 1983, All College Honors Curriculum


William (Bill) Johnson’s practice focuses on real estate, title insurance, commercial loan transactions, preparation of wills and trusts, elder law issues, administration of estates and representing volunteer fire companies. In his real estate work, Mr. Johnson represents clients buying and selling business properties and homes as well as regional and national mortgage lenders. Further supplementing Mr. Johnson’s real estate work is his skill in examining title to real estate and his ability to write title insurance as an agent or examining counsel for title insurance companies. Mr. Johnson’s work in commercial loan transactions has provided him with several years of experience in representing regional and national lenders

Through his estate planning work, Mr. Johnson prepares Wills, Trusts, Health Care Declarations, Power of Attorney forms and other estate planning documents for clients of various ages while in his elder law work Mr. Johnson focuses specifically on the estate planning needs of more senior clients. Administration of estates and trusts is also an important part of Mr. Johnson’s practice. In representing a number of volunteer fire companies, Mr. Johnson has dealt with real estate and construction projects, internal governance, purchasing of firefighting vehicles and tax-exempt loan transactions. Mr. Johnson was admitted to the State of New York in 1987. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association including the sections on Trusts and Estates, Elder Law and Real Property Law. For several years he has served as Co-Editor of the New York Real Property Law Journal. As a member of the Bar Association of Erie County Mr. Johnson is a member of the Surrogate’s Court Committee and for three years served as chairman of the Real Property Law Committee coordinating real estate practices and educational issues for local attorneys. Mr. Johnson has lectured for the Bar Association of Erie County, the New York State Bar Association and for the National Business Institute. He is also involved with various civic organizations and is married with three children.