Richard L. Farren, Esq.: A Trusted General Practitioner

Richard L. Farren, Esq.: A Trusted General Practitioner

Areas of Practice

Richard L. Farren, Esq. graduated from Harvard Law School in 1971 and began practicing law in 1972. His practice areas include real estate: business and business/corporate. He also assists clients with health care issues.

Atty. Farren was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2009 and 2010. Super Lawyers is an exclusive list of highly rated attorneys in specific practice areas, all of whom are chosen after a thorough evaluation of several criteria.

In addition to Atty. Farren’s years of experience, his knowledge of the law and personalized attention provide clients with the service they deserve. He strives to achieve the best results possible at reasonable rates.

Administrative Law

Corporate Law

Environmental Law

General Practice Law

Government Law

Health Law

Real Estate Law

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates Law

Educational Background

Atty. Farren graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1968 and Juris Doctor (JD) from Harvard Law School in 1971. He is currently employed at McLaughlin & Stern, LLP and serves as a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and American Bar Association (ABA) under the real property and probate committee, section on taxation.

Work Experience

He began his legal career at Dewey, Ballantine in New York as an associate in its trusts and estates department. Atty. Farren joined the practice of Charles Korn in 1997 to handle Mr. Korn’s estate practice but was soon introduced to Mr. Korn’s active real estate practice.

Upon the closure of Mr. Korn’s office in 1982, Atty. Farren joined the firm of Friedman, Leeds, and Shorenstein, representing primarily real estate developers and tax shelter syndicators.

In 1994, he was appointed by Governor Pataki to head the transition team on environmental issues in New York. He then organized a task force in 1995 to create a “green building” tax credit, which was enacted into law in 1999.

After joining McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, he was appointed by the New York County Supreme Court to mediate more than 20 cases, successfully settling more than two-thirds of those cases. He has also served as an arbitrator on several occasions, including a recent panel at the American Arbitration Association.

Recently, Atty. Farren has become involved in many litigations, most of which are related to real estate. He was named as a Super Lawyer in 2009 for his work on environmental matters, and he currently serves as the co-chair of the organization.

Reminders When Selecting an Attorney

The focus of the lawyer’s practice and their years of experience are important factors when choosing an attorney. The more concentrated they are in their practice areas, the better the service they could provide.

However, the length of practice can be both positive and negative for an attorney, so do not make decisions based solely on one or two factors. We recommend that you contact other lawyers and/or law firms before settling on a legal representative.

Trust in Richard L. Farren, Esq.

Besides being an ABA member, Atty. Farren takes pride in offering his services at good prices. With more than 47 years of experience, he has established a pristine community reputation and can provide a list of good references.

Please note that although Atty. Farren’s office is located in New York, NY, it is possible that he also belongs to bar associations in other states. For other inquiries like hidden attorney fees, fee schedules, and the like, please do not hesitate to contact us.