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Frank K. Mulhern

Real estate Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    25%
    Real Estate Residential and Commercial Purchases & Sales –tax planning & administration of closings.

    36 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Tax
    25%
    Tax Audits, Controversy, Litigation & Settlements - IRS, International, Indirect, State & Local, Sales and Use Tax; Tax Return preparation and review for businesses and individuals; Research, planning, modeling, and analysis.

    36 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Wills and living wills
    15%

  4. Elder law
    10%

  5. Probate
    10%
    Estate Administration & Probate Estate Planning Wills & Trusts – Drafting, Planning & Compliance Living Wills & Living Trusts

    36 years, 500 cases

  6. Trusts
    10%

  7. Business
    5%

Frank K. Mulhern, Esq., CPA, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fordham University and his Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School and is an experienced and successful Attorney/CPA for over 25 years specializing in the following areas:

• Real Estate and Commercial Purchases and Sales – Planning & Administration of Closings.
• Taxation - Audits/Controversies, Planning, Compliance for businesses and individuals.
• Estate Planning/Administration, Wills, Wealth Preservation & Business Succession.
• Business Law

Real Estate – Successful closing representation and planning as to the legal, tax and accounting aspects of the sales and purchases of residential real estate and commercial properties/businesses in the NY & NJ areas.

• Residential Real Estate Closings – Sales/Purchases of Homes, Condos & Coops
• Commercial Real Estate Closings – Sales/Purchases of Commercial or Industrial Real Estate and Businesses
• Deed Transfers
• Short Sales; Deed in Lieu of Foreclosures; Refinancings

Tax - Global tax strategy leader with extensive successful experience in the following:

• IRS, State & Local, Sales and Use and International tax audits and controversies
• Research, planning, modeling and analysis
• Tax Return preparation and review for businesses and individuals
• M&A and due diligence
• Transfer Pricing
• Partnerships
• Tax Provision, accounting and reporting standards
• Global cash management and repatriation
• Benefits and compensation; financial products, etc.


Estate Administration/Probate – Wills & Living Trusts - In the estate area, Frank represents clients in the NY/NJ area in the planning, administration, and probate of estates and the drafting of wills and trusts to their specific needs and scenarios.

Business Law – Sales and purchases of businesses; business startups and business consulting

Among the courts that Frank practices in include the United States Tax Court, the Appellate Divisions of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Frank is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar Association, NYS Society of CPAs, NY & NJ Bar Associations, NY County Lawyer’s Association and Sons of The American Legion.

Frank’s clientele range from the NY/NJ area to the greater Orlando area as well as nationwide.

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MANHATTAN OFFICE

Location

The Law Offices of Frank K. Mulhern
666 5th Avenue
New York, NY, 10019

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Posted by Bob | December 13, 2019
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Real Estate Closing/Purchase
I purchased a home in Westchester and was happy with the services provided by Frank. I anticipate utilizing his services for a NJ condo purchase as well.
Posted by Dionne | September 23, 2019
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Medicaid Planning for Parents - Irrevocable Family Trust
Frank was so helpful in explaining to all our family members the various options my parents had in preserving the equity value of their home from Medicaid and passing it on with the beneficial stepped up tax basis for us who will someday inherit the home. My parents opted for an irrevocable family trust which Frank established for us at a significant discount in fees from other attorneys we consulted with. Thank you for your patience and help Frank.
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Posted by Maria | May 9, 2019
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Tax Audit & Smooth Sailing Closing
A friend recommended Frank to my husband and me for an IRS tax audit that was not going well and was previously being handled by our accountant. Frank was able to reduce our liability to 1/3 of the assessment and was successful in obtaining a waiver of the penalties. He reorganized our business and advised of the proper tax reporting going forward to avoid further audits and penalties. We subsequently retain him for a real estate purchase closing that was smooth sailing.
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Posted by Lucy | March 9, 2019
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Nice Man
Mr. Mulhern took my case as I did not know what to do. His wife even babysat my child while we attended an IRS hearing. We won. My assessment was gone. Thank you my friend.
Response from Frank Mulhern March 28, 2019
It was our pleasure Lucy. Hope all is well with you and your daughter.
Posted by Maxwell | March 9, 2019
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Payroll; Sales & Use/VAT Taxes
Frank was extremely helpful on our payroll and sales and use tax audits that were neverending before we retained him. Superb performance.
Response from Frank Mulhern March 28, 2019
Thank you for your kind comments Max.
Posted by Judy | February 23, 2019
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Home Flippers
My husband and I are professional home flippers and the sole attorney that we settled on for our residential home purchases and sales in the NY & NJ areas has been Frank since we switched to him about 5 years ago. We are very happy with his services and he always seems to bring some new insight on each deal despite our own personal knowledge of the real estate industry. He is very reliable and trustworthy.
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Response from Frank Mulhern February 25, 2019
Thanks Judy & Bert.
Posted by Betty | February 23, 2019
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Godsend Attorney/CPA
I have been using Frank as my primary lawyer for both personal and professional matters for over 20 years. The fact that he is also a CPA has saved me an immense amount of fees particularly as to my tax and real estate matters. He has been a godsend for my business, me and my family.
Posted by Rich | February 22, 2019
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Difficult Closing
Frank handled a complicated closing related to an estate with multiple owners from various states. Frank made us feel comfortable and kept us informed at all times and was patient with all of our concerns. He is a gentleman and a scholar.
Posted by Loretta | February 19, 2019
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Estate Home Sale
Estate Home Sale The three attorneys I spoke to prior to contacting Frank advised my wife and me that we would have to probate my father’s estate through the Surrogates Court before I could sell the home my dad left us. This proceeding would cost from $3000 to $5000 and could take up to a year before I could place my father’s home on the market for sale and we would then be hit with an additional closing fee of $1000 to $1500. Through Frank’s hard efforts we were able to close on the home without having to go to court, thereby avoiding the expensive estate court proceeding and related attorney fees and the potential year wasted to place home on the market and Frank only charged us a reasonable closing fee. Great work - thank you Frank
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Posted by Charles | February 16, 2019
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Messy Tax Problem
Frank Mulhern helped me out a messy complex tax situation that my prior accountant got me and my business into. I could have saved a lot of time and money had I used his office earlier on. He got rid of 80% of my assessment along with the multitude of penalties. Thanks Frank
Posted by Roger | February 15, 2019
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Probate, Wills, Coop Closing, Medicaid Planning
For only 20 years I have utilized Frank’s legal services from the probate of my father’s estate, the closing of my Manhattan coop, drafting of my will as well as my partner’s will and Medicaid planning for my elderly aunt. I have referred him to friends and family members who all have thanked me for the referrals. He is patient and good man that cares about his clients.
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Response from Frank Mulhern February 16, 2019
Always my pleasure Roger.
Posted by carol | February 15, 2019
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Stress Reliever
Frank took care of our purchase in Bergen County and sale in Rockland County and the many title issues we encountered with our sale. Frank minimized our stress and made us feel as relaxed as possible throughout the process. Highly recommended
Posted by Jack | February 14, 2019
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Estate Home Sale
Estate Home Sale The three attorneys I spoke to prior to contacting Frank advised my wife and me that we would have to probate my father’s estate through the Surrogates Court before I could sell the home my dad left us. This proceeding would cost from $3000 to $5000 and take up to a year before I could place my father’s home on the market for sale and we would then be hit with an additional closing fee of $1000 to $1500. Through Frank’s hard efforts we were able to close on the home without having to go to court, thereby by avoiding the expensive estate court proceeding and attorney fees and the potential year wasted to place home on the market and he only charged us a reasonable closing fee. Great work - thank you Frank
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Response from Frank Mulhern February 15, 2019
Thank you Jack for taking the time to post your review.
Posted by Mary | February 9, 2019
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MY KNIGHT IN LEGAL ARMOR
I am a CPA that has worked with and retained Frank’s services for the last 7 years on complex client tax planning, tax audit issues and litigation. If an issue or audit becomes too precarious for me and my clients, I can count on Frank to help us secure a successful outcome with fees that are more than reasonable. I strongly recommend Frank to any CPA that needs assistance in complex audits to avoid appeals and at the appeal or litigation level.
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Response from Frank Mulhern February 13, 2019
Thank you Mary. It is my pleasure working with you and I look forward to our future endeavors together.
Posted by Luther | February 7, 2019
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Closing
Frank was as personable as he was professional in handling our closing. He took his time with us and answered questions that we could not get answers from elsewhere. He did a great job, is a very nice guy and charged a price that was fair to us. Thank you Frank
Response from Frank Mulhern February 13, 2019
Thank you Luther. Hope you and Ellen are enjoying your new home.
Posted by Mike | February 5, 2019
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Super Attorney
I was told by several attorneys that it was virtually impossible to close on a NJ sale and a NY purchase on the same day but Frank was able to accomplish this for me and my wife without my wife or me even having to attend the Jersey closing. Frank took care of everything. He eliminated issues before they could develop and provided tax advice as well.
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Response from Frank Mulhern February 13, 2019
That was a fun day Mike. Take care.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney At Law/CPA
  • The Law Offices of Frank K. Mulhern
  • 2012 - Present
  • VP/Director
  • CIT
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Director
  • Nielsen
  • 2000 - 2011
  • Attorney At Law/CPA
  • Frank K. Mulhern Attorney At Law
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc
  • 1987 - 1998
  • Attorney At Law
  • Frank K. Mulhern Attorney At Law
  • 1985 - 1987
  • manager
  • Arthur Andersen & Company
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Fordham University
  • Bachelor of Science,
  • 1979

Associations

  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Institute Of Certifed Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Sons of the American Legion
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • New York County Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Honors and Awards

  • Platinum Performance Achievement Award
  • Nielsen
  • 2010
  • Platinum Performance Achievement Award
  • Nielsen
  • 2005
  • Attorney of Year - Gold Medal Attorney Award
  • Marsh & McClennan Companies, Inc
  • 1997

Publications

  • Taxation for Accountants - Warren Gorham & Lamont
  • Spousal Remainder Trusts
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Nielsen Board of Directors
  • Tax and Real Estate Year in Review
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Tax Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very thorough and reasonable in legal assessments of case outcomes. Easy to work with."
New York Real estate Lawyer Frank K. Mulhern
Frank K. Mulhern
Real estate Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 39 years