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Frank Lloyd Leffingwell

Tax Attorney at Georgetown, TX

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Entity Formation Transactions Relocations & Expansions Mergers & Acquisitions Succession Planning Private Offerings & Financing Tax Planning & Controversy

    31 years

  2. Tax
    20%
    Civil investigations and examinations, Estate and gift taxes, State and federal income taxes, Employment taxes, Trust income taxes, Payroll (trust fund liability) taxes, Texas franchise (margins) tax

    31 years

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    Charitable trusts, Domestic and foreign asset protection trusts, Special needs trusts, Life insurance trusts, Retirement benefit trusts, Limited partnerships, Limited liability companies (LLCs), Probate & Estate Administration

    31 years

  4. Partnership
    10%

  5. Contracts and agreements
    5%

    31 years

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    5%

    31 years

  7. Limited liability company (LLC)
    5%

    31 years

  8. Probate
    5%

    31 years

  9. Real estate
    5%
    Real estate partnerships

  10. Trusts
    5%

    31 years

  11. Wills and living wills
    5%

    31 years

Frank is a tax attorney focused on business, estate planning and real estate transactions, with particular emphasis in the representation of closely held family businesses and high-net-worth individuals. With a unique technical skill set and a cool head, he has the ability to uncomplicate the complicated, think strategically and methodically, and create an atmosphere of collaboration among his client's advisors. Frank’s legal knowledge and experience includes a wide range of business transactions, estate planning, and asset protection with a particular focus on tax implications and consequences. Frank regularly represents entrepreneurs and investors in a wide variety of business and financial transactions, with a particular emphasis on partnership taxation. Prior to founding his firm, Frank was a lawyer at a Fortune 50 company and served as tax counsel to a large national law firm.

Frank Leffingwell & Associates, P.C. provides legal services in the areas of Business Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Succession Planning, Estate Planning & Asset Protection, Probate & Estate Administration, Commercial Real Estate Transactions, and Tax Planning & Controversy.

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Location

Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C.
108 E 8th St.
Georgetown, TX, 78626
Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C.
2705 Bee Caves Rd #160
Austin, TX, 78746
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Karla Samaripa | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
KNOWLEDGEABLE, EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL
Mr. Leffingwell assisted our firm in converting from an S-Corporation to an LLC. In addition provided a comprehensive Buy/Sell Agreement for our owners and provided legal counsel on other corporate documentation. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and experienced. His staff was very helpful and accurate in followup documentation.
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Response from Frank Leffingwell January 17, 2019
Thank you for your kind words, Karla! We enjoyed working with you.
Posted by L. William Perrin, CPA | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Frank Leffingwell's office prepared an employment agreement for me so that I could have all my current employees to sign it. I had not done this previously because another attorney had informed me many years ago that such agreements are not enforceable unless my practice has trade secrets I wanted to protect. And I did not think that we had any such trade secrets. Frank explained to me that such agreements are enforceable for a couple of years even without our practice having trade secrets. And that this is long enough to provide me the protection that I desired. His firm also prepared an excellent employment agreement for me within a couple of weeks and all of my current employees have signed it. Now I can rest easier about the future.
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Response from Frank Leffingwell July 14, 2017
Thank you for your kind words, Bill.
Posted by Elizabeth | January 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Careful, smart, excellent lawyering
Frank Leffingwell and his team are the perfect example of what corporate counselors ought to be--they're wise, fast and attentive. They've really helped build our business.
Response from Frank Leffingwell January 17, 2019
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Posted by Melinda | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Safe
I feel safe with Frank. I trust him and know he can be trusted. I have no doubt that he has my best interests in his intentions to serve me with any expertise available to him. His highest ideals are what he delivers. He is an island in the midst of a sea where one could find oneself lost and unsure and unsafe. I always know his port is a place where I can get the very best of what I need, be it simple or complicated. I never feel judged, just greatly helped.
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Posted by Robert | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and firm
I have retained Leffingwell Law as my general business and tax attorney for a couple of years now. He and his firm has been extremely helpful in helping me restructure and reincorporate my businesses as well as helping me evaluate investment opportunities and various other business and tax issues. I can count on him to always tell me when I am being an idiot. He loves to run interference between the IRS and myself...masochist! Frank is always looks forward to hearing about what I got myself into now...it's kind of a love-hate relationship...I think. I highly recommend Frank for any business and tax issues.
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Posted by John | January 21, 2015
High Marks
I highly recommend Frank and his entire team. I've worked with them over ten years and have always found that their work is well though out, timely and always helpful. Frank's expertise in business deals has been especially helpful. In fact, I never conduct a transaction without first having Frank look over the details. You can't go wrong if you choose Frank to help with your legal affairs.
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Posted by John | August 21, 2014
Frank Leffingwell
Frank Leffingwell has been my attorney for over 10 years. During that time, he has advised me on many matters. His professionalism and intelligence are of the highest degree. He has great empathy as well as a doggedness that has served me extremely well. I highly recommend him.
Posted by John | May 23, 2014
Great attorney
Frank Leffingwell is the best attorney I have worked with in over 30 years of business dealings. He is superbly professional. His expertise is amazing and the way he approaches business is compelling. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2012
Excellent!
Leffingwell not only knew the law that applied to our situation (business transaction) he also knew the tax, accounting, and financial aspects. His approach to problem solving and the solution we got from him was comprehensive, efficient, and effective.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sneed, Vine & Perry, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner Attorney
  • Frank Leffingwell & Associates, PC
  • 2008 - 2019
  • Parnter/Owner
  • Sandlin Leffingwell
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Of Counsel
  • Winstead PC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Trilogy
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Procurement Attorney
  • Dell Computer Corporation
  • 1997 - 1999
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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws in Taxation
  • 2019
  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Southwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sale of Software Company
  • Completed successfully
  • Sale of Luxury Resort
  • Completed Successfully
  • Sale of Dry-Cleaning Chain
  • Completed successfully
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Associations

  • Austin Area Research Organization
  • Executive Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Sustaining Life Fellow
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Austin Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • CAPCOG's Capital Area Economic Development District
  • Chairman
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • City of Round Rock, Texas
  • City Councilmember
  • 2015 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Legal Network
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Round Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • July Meeting
  • Buying and Selling Real Estate: Choice of Entity
  • 2015
  • 2015 Business Academy
  • Asset Protection Through Strategic Entity Structuring
  • 2015
  • Frost Bank: Business Succession Planning Luncheon
  • Business Succession Planning
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
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Tax Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Frank Leffingwell is well-respected and has great depth of experience in every area of tax law. Frank is equally well-regarded and considered a leader in his community, as well as being a man of great integrity and faith. Any business or individual in the Central Texas area who has a need for skilled and efficient tax or probate counsel would be well-served by engaging Frank and his team to serve as your counsel and advisor. I wholeheartedly endorse Frank Leffingwell."
Business Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Frank is a consummate professional. His advice to his business clients is based on clear thinking and sound judgment, and is given with a thorough understanding of not only the technical legal and tax issues faced by his clients, but also with the wealth of knowledge and practical experience he has acquired regarding what it takes to actually develop and operate a successful business."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred several clients to Frank and know those clients are in good hands when they work with Frank and his team. Frank is courteous, professional, and committed to his clients."
Business Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Frank takes an efficient and pragmatic approach to business transactions. I have watched Frank see to the heart of a client issue, and propose effective solutions, time after time. He makes complicated matters accessible to clients while still providing a very high level of knowledge and experience."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Employment and labor
Commercial real estate
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Georgetown Tax Lawyer Frank Lloyd Leffingwell
Frank Lloyd Leffingwell
Tax Attorney
Georgetown, TX
Licensed for 30 years