Frank L. Leffingwell, J.D., LL.M.

Partner

Austin Office
303 Colorado Street, Suite 2550
Austin, Texas 78701
fleffingwell@theblumfirm.com
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Legal Assistant

Brianne Pessarra
512-579-4060
bpessarra@theblumfirm.com
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Frank L. Leffingwell, J.D., LL.M., received his LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern University. Mr. Leffingwell counsels clients in a wide range of tax and estate planning matters including complex estate and gift planning, business succession planning, complex entity formation, conversion and recapitalization planning, and planning for charitable organizations and private foundations. He provides high quality legal analysis coupled with practical judgment and proactively identifies issues and potential roadblocks in order to provide timely solutions.

Education & Accreditations

  • Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) (1988)
    Bachelor of Arts
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law (1993)
    J.D.
  • Georgetown University Law Center (2019)
    LL.M. in Taxation
  • State Bar of Texas

Honors & Awards

  • “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc.
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
  • Member of American Mathematical Society

Professional Memberships & Designations

  • Austin Bar Association, Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Federal Bar Association

Community Service & Personal Interests

  • Austin Area Research Organization, Member (2015-2021), Past Member of Executive Committee (2017-2019), Past Chairperson of McBee Fellowship Program (2017-2019)
  • Southwestern University, Member of Board of Visitors
  • Austin Honor Flight, Member of Board of Directors
  • Greater Round Rock Community Foundation, Member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Past Member of Board of Directors (2016)
  • Round Rock Economic Development Advisory Commission, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Round Rock/Austin Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Seton Williamson Foundation, Past Member of Board of Trustees
  • St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center, Past Member of Development Advisory Board
  • CHASCO YMCA, Past Chairperson
  • YMCA of Greater Williamson County, Past Member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Family Eldercare of Austin, Past Chairperson of Board of Directors
  • Round Rock Rotary Club, Past President

Public Service

  • Former Commissioner, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (2018-2019)
  • Past Board President, Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (2017–2018)
  • Past Executive Committee, Capital Area Council of Governments (2016–2018)
  • Past Chairperson, Capital Area Economic Development District (2016–2018)
  • Former Council Member, City of Round Rock City Council (2015–2018)
  • Past Chairperson, City of Round Rock Capital Improvements Advisory Committee (2012–2015)
  • Past Chairperson, City of Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission (2012–2015)
  • Past Chairperson, City of Round Rock Charter Review Commission (2011)
  • Former Assistant Municipal Judge for City of Round Rock (1995–1997)