In 1959, two certified public accountants with law degrees, Daniel R. McCarthy and Edward M. Greenwald, left their positions as Internal Revenue Agents, and along with Gilbert S. Savransky, a general practice attorney, formed the law firm of McCarthy, Savransky and Greenwald. The initial focus of the firm was to service clients in legal matters involving tax consulting, tax compliance, estate planning and various aspects of business law.
Through the years the name of the firm has changed from time to time and eventually came to be McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman after Edward A. Lebit, a former CPA and Internal Revenue Agent, then Larry Crystal, a former CPA and tax supervisor of a major certified public accounting firm, joined the firm, followed by Kenneth B. Liffman, who for many years has been the firm’s managing principal.
The firm has now grown to over forty lawyers, many of whom were partners of other law firms and brought their knowledge and skills to McCarthy Lebit. The firm is now proud to offer its clients legal services in virtually every aspect of the law.
The culture of the firm is in large part attributed to Dan McCarthy, whose philosophy was to surround himself with smart people who were willing to work hard for reasonable fees. Thus, the firm has continued to grow based on that philosophy as it’s evolved into a full-service law firm priding itself in its ability to remain accessible in managing complex legal matters and cases across a variety of practices.