Top Attorney – Gregory A. Franklin

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Rochester, NY WW/Press/June 28, 2021 – Gregory A. Franklin, Attorney with Ashcraft Franklin & Young, LLP was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

Ashcraft Franklin & Young, LLP, is a dynamic Rochester, New York law firm serving clients throughout Monroe County and surrounding counties in the areas of family law, adoption representation, surrogacy and assisted fertility. The attorneys who are known for their considerable practice experience, honesty and integrity, are deeply committed to being available and responsive to clients concerns. At Ashcraft Franklin & Young they have achieved a reputation for providing  effective legal counsel.

Gregory A. Franklin is a partner at Ashcraft Franklin & Young. He has been practicing law since 1985. He is admitted to the New York Bar and the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York. His primary focus is in adoptions and assisted fertility. He has represented adoptive and birth parents in more than 2,000 adoptions.

An adoptive parent himself, Greg Franklin understands the challenges and joys of adopting a child. He was inspired and changed by the experience and wanted to guide others to similar positive outcomes. Greg knows adoptions involve a highly emotional area. He understands what is at stake — any legal misstep can cause devastating effects. His goal is to develop a legally secure plan that serves the best interests of the child and respects the wishes and interests of both the adoptive or intended parents and the birth parents or gestational carriers.  He will be your voice and advocate at this critical time. Empathy, understanding and firsthand experience are key to effective legal representation in any adoption. Greg offers all of these attributes, as well as a longstanding reputation in New York’s adoption community.

Greg works extensively with Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and transgendered clients, and has represented clients in cases which have broken new ground in this area. Greg is passionate about adoptions — he is a frequent lecturer and author on ethics and adoption-related topics and he works tirelessly to achieve a positive result for adoption families.

In his representation of birth parents, Greg will assist in locating adoptive parents, negotiating open adoption and post-adoption contact agreements, and coordinating the process with the hospital and the adoptive parents.

Greg has considerable experience in the developing area of assisted fertility, including surrogacy and gestational carrier agreements, donor embryos and eggs, and in obtaining parentage and pre-birth orders.

Greg also helps to create permanent families through stepparent and co-parent adoptions, grandparent adoptions, extended-family custody agreements, foster care arrangements and international adoptions. He will assist in selecting the right avenue for achieving adoption goals, including the decision about whether to pursue domestic or international adoption, the choice between agency and private adoptions, selecting home study resources, managing subsidy and Adoption Tax Credit issues, and locating post-adoption services.

Greg received his J. D. from Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1984 and his A.B. in Political Science from Grinnell College, 1978. He is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (Fellow, Past Chair, International Adoption Subcommittee, Chair, Membership Committee), American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, Fellow, Monroe County Bar Association (Trustee, Fee Arbitration and Ethics Committees, Past Chair), Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (Judicial Evaluation and Legislative Committees), New York State Bar Association (Co-Chair, Adoption Subcommittee), Adoption Resource Network at Hillside Children’s Center, Founding Member, Board of Directors and Selected to New York Super Lawyers 2007-2021.

If you or someone you know is interested in adoption or assisted fertility, please contact Greg to schedule a consultation. He can address your concerns and guide you through the process.

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.


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