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Franklin Moore Mclaughlin IV

Franklin Moore Mclaughlin IV

Practice areas:

Tax, Taxation

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About Me

I have been practicing tax and estate planning law for over 15 years.  Many of my clients are connected with real estate, either as developers, investors, owners and others.  Much of my practice deals with income tax and estate tax planning, typically structuring transactions and holdings in order to minimize taxes and protect assets.  I also work with corporate and partnership attorneys in tax planning for various transactions.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Tax: 90%
    21 years
  2. Taxation: 10%
    21 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Adam C. Yourell

    Moore McLaughlin is my "go to guy" for all of my complex tax related queries in regard to my probate, real estate and business clients.


    Adam Yourell Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Thomas Gosselin

    Moore is the consummate professional, not only is he the "guru" for all things tax, but also has that personal dimension that makes him a pleasure to work with. I have referred numerous matters to Moore over the years and my clients have been rewarded with accurate and useful advice in a timely and cost effective manner. I recommend Moore's services without hesitation and would further trust anyone in his office to handle related matters such as estate planning, elder law or bankruptcy. Among the best lawyers I know.


    John Gosselin Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter



RIAuthorized to practice law199408/29/2015
CANot eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)199308/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nicholas Picchione Gold MedalRhode Island Society of CPAs1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of F. Moore McLaughlin, IV, LLC2004 - 2008
PartnerPlourde, Bogue, McLaughlin & Moylan, LLP2000 - 2004
OwnerAll States 1031 Exchange Facilitator1999 - Present
AttorneyPlourde & Leonard, Ltd.1993 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federation of Exchange AccommodatorsPresident2008 - 2009
Certified Exchange SpecialistMember2008 - 2012
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Federation of Exchange AccommodatorsBoard Member2007 - 2008
American Bar Association (Tax Section)Member2005 - Present
Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (Massachusetts Conveyancers Association)Member2003 - 2012
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember1999 - Present
Rhode Island Society of CPAsMember1999 - 2012
Rhode Island Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - 2012
State Bar of California (Tax Section)Member1992 - 2012

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Real estate professionalWin
Substantiation of deductionsWin

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Publication NameTitleDate
Estate Planning Strategies: Collective Wisdom, Proven TechniquesAn Overview of the Estate, Gift and Income Tax Rules Pertaining to Estates2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxMaster of Law (LL.M.)1993
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Texas at DallasAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
RI Real Estate Investore1031 Exchanges2014
Boston Tax InstituteTaxation of Real Estate2014
Annual Tax UpdateCorporate Tax2013
Taxation of Real Estate TransactionsTaxation of Real Estate Transactions2008
Taxation of Real Estate TransactionsTaxes2008
Massachusetts Association of Realtors Annual Conference1031 Exchanges2008
Annual Conference1031 Exchanges2008
RI Bar Association Annual Meeting1031 Exchanges2007