Our history and philosophy.

  • Who We Are

  • Our firm 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 land use and zoning, litigation, environmental, municipal, real estate, banking, and trusts & estates law firms.

  • Our Philosophy

  • We pride ourselves on our experience, dedication, success and respect. We value the relationships we have cultivated with our clients as a result of our approach of having at least one partner and experienced associate fully familiar with each client engagement. Because a knowledgeable attorney is always accessible, the client is kept abreast of the issues and all matters are handled efficiently through completion. These are the cornerstones of our success that have resulted in client loyalty and referrals.

  • Our Community Connections

  • The firm has been an integral part of the Westchester community due to its unwavering commitment to offer its time and expertise to countywide and municipal-based initiatives, as well as to worthwhile not-for-profit, civic and charitable organizations.

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

    Other legal, business and not-for-profit organizations the firm has served or proudly holds membership with include: Mamaroneck-Harrison-Larchmont Bar Association; 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; 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; Board of Directors, The Hebrew Hospital Home, Inc.; 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 Friends of the Westchester County Parks; Board of Directors of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation; American Cancer Society Westchester Region Advisory Board; and Westchester Cycle Club.

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

    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.

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