Luke Jacobs

Luke is the CEO of Barrantys LLC, a multi-family office located in Buffalo, NY. Barrantys provides long-term planning objectives and implementation strategies for high net-worth individuals and their families. Prior to joining Barrantys LLC in 2001, Luke worked as an Erie County Assistant District Attorney based in Buffalo, NY where he successfully prosecuted jury and non-jury trials ranging from assault to homicide.

Luke offers client families extensive investment experience and is also active on several community related investment committees.  Luke serves on the Investment Committee for the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo and chaired the committee for seven years (2008-2014). He is a Board member of The John R. Oishei Foundation and Chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee. He also serves on the Investment Committee for The Cullen Foundation and Nardin Academy. Luke is a founding member of the Western New York Impact Fund and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the fund.

Luke graduated with a B.A. from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and a J.D. from University of Notre Dame Law School.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers.


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