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Ethan M. Peterson

Business Attorney at Syracuse, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Virgin Islands - VI 4 years
    New York - NY 5 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State VI
    Acquired 2019
    Authorized to practice law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2018
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ethan

Learn Ethan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Advising small business clients regarding their legal needs

  2. Probate
    Probate and Administration of Decedents Estates

  3. Estate planning
    Wills & Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, etc.

  4. Trusts

  5. Admiralty and maritime

  6. Landlord or tenant
    Significant experience with major student housing providers and local property owners

  7. State, local, and municipal law

I am a Partner at Westfall Law, focusing my practice on Small Business Law, and Trust and Estate Administration.

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Westfall Law - NY Office
238 West Division Street
Syracuse, NY, 13204
Westfall Law- VI Office
Gallows Bay, 5032 Anchor Way
Suite 8
Christiansted, VI, 00820
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5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Liz | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Champions truth and fairness
Ethan has an excellent command of the law and is a force to be reconded with when defending his clients with composure and passion for justice. His dedication to clients is second to none and refreshing in what can, at times, feel like a heartless world.
Posted by Renee | July 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Happy to have a great lawyer
Ethan was very kind and courteous while helping me navigate my legal situation. He laid out the possible options in a clear and concise way and provided me with the information I needed without it ever feeling too complex. I appreciate Ethan’s dedication to my best interest and would be happy to work with him again in the future.
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Posted by tom | June 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
services rendered by Ethan Peterson
Ethan crafted, processed and executed signatures and notary stamping for our Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy. We started these documents before the Covid period and just finished them. Ethan and his office personnel were very patient during the quarantine time when we could not visit the office to execute. Ethan is extremely knowledgeable in this field as well as other topics I discussed with him (a family trust). In addition to his expertise, he is courteous, explains all topics well, spends more than ample time with his clients and is not pushy or rushing when we visited the office or on the phone. His staff is also excellent and very helpful. i would definitely recommend Ethan and Westfall to my family/friends in need of a great lawyer and firm. if i need any lawyer services again in the future I will be contacting Ethan at Westfall.
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Posted by Mark | May 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
I was very satisfied with the responsiveness & quick turn around on my will preparation. I have referred Ethan to my co-workers who are also using his services. Thank you Ethan!
Posted by Greg | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Flawless International Divorce
I was recommended to Ethan Peterson by the Onondaga County Bar Association. Within hours of paying the retainer the initial paperwork was filed and within 10 months my divorce was finalized! Fast service at a reasonable price!
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super helpful - straight to the point yet super kind.
Ethan provided consultation over the phone for my new business and cleared up a lot of questions I had regarding the legalities of my contracts and business methods. Super helpful in just a matter of minutes.
Posted by Dennis | March 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Ethan helped me with my eviction case and was able to provide the guidance I needed to ensure my tenant moved out of my property. Thanks again Ethan for all of your help!
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Ethan helped me during a time of need. He was professional and reassuring. I would recommend him to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Westfall Law PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Associate
  • Westfall Law PLLC
  • 2018 - 2023


  • Lloyd's Maritime Academy
  • Certificate in Maritime Law and Shipping Contracts
  • 2022
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Maxswell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs - Syracuse University
  • MA - Masters of International Relations
  • 2017
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Political Science
  • 2014
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  • Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Ethan
Business Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ethan is extremely well-versed in New York business law. His knowledge and hands-on approach has helped hundreds of clients in their business endeavors."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was very professional and knowledgeable. More importantly, Ethan was easy to work with and I hope to have another case with him in the future."
Business Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ethan is incredibly knowledgeable regarding all business law transactions. He has been a fantastic resource with all questions in the field, and I have seen him represent a myriad of different clients with an abundance of passion and effort."
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Syracuse Business Lawyer Ethan M. Peterson
Ethan M. Peterson
Business Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 5 years