McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP Announces New Partners and Senior Associates

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP Announces New Partners and Senior Associates

White Plains Law Firm elevates three attorneys to partners and two to serve as senior associates

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (June, 2021) – The law firm of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP (MGS) in White Plains is pleased to announce that it is elevating three of its attorneys to partners in the firm.

Associates Patricia Wetmore Gurahian, Kevin E. Staudt and Steven M. Wrabel have been named partners, representing critical areas of expertise in appellate law, commercial litigation, land use and municipal law. They join partners Frank S. McCullough Jr., James Staudt, Linda B. Whitehead and Seth M. Mandelbaum, the firm’s Managing Partner.  Charles A. Goldberger continues to serve as senior counsel and Edmund (Terry) C. Grainger, III will now serve as counsel to the firm.

Also effective this month, associates Amanda L. Brosy and Meredith A. Leff have become senior associates with the firm.

“We congratulate our new partners and senior associates. These changes will foster growth in our practice by elevating a new generation of attorneys to work alongside our seasoned team, build and expand on our strengths and position the firm for the next 20 years,’’ said Mr. Mandelbaum.

“We have adjusted with the constantly changing times and have seen our client roster grow and diversify.  As we move forward, we will continue to build on our strengths.”

Meet our new partners:

Patricia Wetmore Gurahian heads the firm’s appellate practice, and handles a wide range of general litigation matters including Surrogate’s Court litigation.

Ms. Gurahian has more than 25 years of experience researching and writing memoranda of law on motions, pre-and post-trial briefs, and she has particular expertise in drafting appellate briefs for state and federal courts.  She is able to hone-in on the legal issues that are important to a particular case and to pinpoint and highlight her opponents’ factual and legal weaknesses. Ms. Gurahian’s practice also includes general litigation, personal injury, Surrogate’s Court litigation, as well as general estate matters such as drafting wills and estate planning documents and supervising the representation of fiduciaries in uncontested probate and administration proceedings.  Ms. Gurahian also provides consultation and litigation support to condominiums and Homeowner’s Associations, for whom she has recovered millions of dollars. Ms. Gurahian is also responsible for representing the firm’s developer and municipal clients in Article 78 proceedings in New York State courts.

She is admitted to the New York State Bar and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Pace University where she was a member of the Law Review. She also received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Pace University. She is a member of the Westchester County and New York State Bar Associations.

Ms. Gurahian is a resident of Westport, CT.

Kevin E. Staudt heads the firm’s tax certiorari litigation practice and handles general commercial litigation, Article 78 proceedings and municipal prosecutions.

He has developed an expertise in working with local assessors and municipal attorneys to achieve successful outcomes in tax certiorari cases. Mr. Staudt also represents homeowners and owners of cooperative buildings, apartment buildings, condominiums, retail buildings, office buildings, industrial buildings, golf courses, recreational clubs and owners of other types of commercial properties in connection with tax certiorari matters.

He is a member of the New York State Bar. He received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law where he participated in Mock Trial. He received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Mr. Staudt also practices municipal and land use litigation, trusts & estates litigation and personal injury.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Staudt is a resident of Mamaroneck, NY.

Steven M. Wrabel practices Land Use/Zoning and Municipal Law.

Mr. Wrabel has counseled private developers and property owners on issues of zoning compliance, environmental review, and various land use issues. In his time with McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, Mr. Wrabel has worked on successful projects for among others, PepsiCo, Inc., Manhattanville College, 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc., and Senlac Ridge Partners (f/k/a Normandy Real Estate Partners, LLC).

Mr. Wrabel also counsels municipal clients, including the Villages of Bronxville, Croton-on-Hudson, Hastings-on-Hudson, and Larchmont on issues concerning the drafting of local laws, land use and zoning, and the NYS Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

He is admitted to the New York State Bar and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Notes and Articles Editor for the Environmental Law Review, as well as a B.A. from Boston College.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Westchester County Bar Association. Mr. Wrabel is a resident of Stamford, CT.

For more information McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP, visit http://www.mcculloughgoldberger.com/index.php.


About McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP represents a diverse group of clients. MGS (including its predecessor firm) has been an integral part of the Westchester community for more than 60 years.  The firm offers a wide range of services in areas including land use, commercial and residential real estate, banking law, trusts and estates, municipal law, construction law and all types of litigation. Its clients include corporations, insurance companies, municipalities, coop, condo and homeowners’ associations, developers, golf and country clubs and not-for-profits as well as individual property owners.  Services are provided by a team headed by seven partners, two of counsel attorneys and three associates.