Frank’s practice focuses on business, estate planning, and real estate transactions, with particular emphasis in the representation of closely-held and family businesses and high net worth individuals. Frank regularly represents entrepreneurs and investors in a wide variety of business and financial transactions, with particular emphasis on partnership taxation. Frank also represents developers as well as investors in commercial real estate transactions and has extensive knowledge and experience regarding economic development matters and land use, including zoning and entitlement issues. Frank’s knowledge and experience is unique in that it includes a wide range of business transactions, estate planning, and asset protection with a particular focus on tax implications and consequences. Prior to founding the firm, Frank was a lawyer at a Fortune 50 company and served as tax counsel to a large national law firm.
Frank is a 1989 graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and a 1993 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently pursuing an executive Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.
Frank was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1993 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. Frank is a member of the American Bar Association (the Tax Section and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section), Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Texas (the Tax Section and the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section), Austin Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, Round Rock Momentum, and is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International. In 2010 Frank received a preeminent AV rating (highest possible) from Martindale-Hubbell and in that same year he was admitted as a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Frank is a native of Round Rock and strongly believes in investing in his community. He was elected to Round Rock City Council in 2015. Frank has served on several boards and commissions including the CHASCO YMCA (2008-2011, President 2009-2011), YMCA of Greater Williamson County (2008-2015, Treasurer 2009-2015), Family Eldercare (2011–2015; President 2013-2014), Round Rock Chamber of Commerce (2013–2014), Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Advisory Committee (2010-2015), Round Rock Rotary Club (2008-Present; President 2010-2011), Seton Williamson Foundation Board of Trustees (2011-2014), the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation (2010-Present), St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center (2014-2016), and the Development Advisory Board of Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center (2016-2017). Mr. Leffingwell is a past member of the City of Round Rock Planning and Zoning Commission (2012-2014; Chair 2013-2014), the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee of the City of Round Rock (2012-2014; Chair 2013-2014), and served as Chair for the 2011 City of Round Rock Charter Review Commission. He is a member of the Federalist Society. He serves on the Baylor Scott & White Austin/Round Rock Region Advisory Board of Directors (2017-present). Frank serves on the Executive Committee of Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) where he serves on the Transportation Committee, Water and Energy Committee, and serves as Chair of the McBee Fellowship Program. He serves as Chair, Capital Area Economic Development District, on the Executive Committee of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) and as a member of the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition. Mr. Leffingwell represents Round Rock as the board President of the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA). He and his wife, Bethany, have two children and are happy to call Round Rock, Texas home.