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Who We Are

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt (“MGS”) was established in 1984 with the merger of two established and successful Westchester-based law firms: Taylor, McCullough & Geoghegan with Fredericks, Goldberger and Liberman. With roots going back more than 60 years, the firm ranks as one of the region’s leading law firms with particular emphasis in the practices of land use, litigation, environmental, municipal, real estate transactions and leasing (commercial and residential), banking, and trusts & estates law.

Our Philosophy

Understand our clients’ goals; be accessible; and use the skills of our team of attorneys to achieve our clients’ desired outcome.

Our Community Connections

Through the years our firm has been an integral part of the Westchester community.  We regularly contribute our time and expertise to regional and municipal-based advancements,as well as to worthwhile not-for-profit, civic and charitable organizations.

The firm is actively involved in organizations that promote commerce and sustainable growth, including the Westchester County Association,  the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, The Business Council of Westchester, the Urban Land Institute, , and The Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region .

The firm has served and held leadership positions in organizations thatinclude: Board of Visitors of Pace University School of Law; Board of Trustees, New York Power Authority; Economic Power Allocation Board of the State of New York; Board of Trustees of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Conservation Coordination Task Force of New York State; the American Trial Lawyers Association; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Board of Directors of the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester; Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board; Board of Trustees of the Westchester Parks Foundation (formerly Friends of the Westchester County Parks); Board of Directors of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation; American Cancer Society Westchester-Rockland Volunteer Leadership Council; Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center; Westchester Cycle Club; New York State Bar Association; Westchester County Bar Association; Westchester County Bar Foundation; Joint Grievance Committee of the Ninth Judicial District; the Committee on Character and Fitness, Ninth Judicial District; 

Frank McCullough, a former Chairman of the New York Power Authority, speaks at the rededication of the St. Lawrence Power Facility in Messina, NY on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

Jim Staudt (on right), Chairman, United Hebrew Board of Directors; New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson; and Rita Mabli, President & CEO, United Hebrew of New Rochelle at the United Hebrew 100th Anniversary kickoff event.

Seth Mandelbaum with representatives of non-profit (914) Cares, Inc. and Kids’ Kloset and local elected officials at the grand opening of a new location at 901 Broadway in North White Plains. MGS played a role in helping the non-profit find its new North White Plains home. 

Community involvement is a well-established tradition among the attorneys at MGS. Linda Whitehead volunteers with the American Cancer Society and several other not-for-profit and professional organizations.

We Pride Ourselves on our experience, dedication and success.

We value the relationships we have cultivated with our clients over the course of the last 35+ years which have resulted in client respect, loyalty and referrals. Our first priority is attentiveness to our clients’ goals which we strive to achieve with an efficient, high quality work product.