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Frederick  R. Cummings, Jr.


Banking and Finance
Corporate and Securities
Financial Services
Exempt Organizations
Specialty Industries


Dartmouth College, B.A., magna cum laude

University of Pennsylvania, School of Law, J.D.


  • New York
Frederick R. Cummings, Jr.
Managing Partner
Tel: (212) 984-7807
Fax: (212) 972-9150
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Mr. Cummings has in depth experience in a wide variety of corporate and business matters for individuals and both publicly and privately owned entities, ranging from start-ups, to family held, to Fortune 500 clients, involving jurisdictions across the United States and around the world, including:

  • choice and formation of tax-advantageous business entities, as well as winding up and dissolution
  • complex mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, buyouts and joint ventures
  • public and private offerings of securities and other equity interests
  • sales and purchases of businesses
  • lending and financing arrangements for both lenders and borrowers
  • private equity, hedge funds and venture capital
  • SEC and other regulatory compliance
  • trademark and copyright licensing agreements
  • distributorships and other commercial transactions
  • reorganizations and restructurings
  • executive employment and consultancy arrangements
  • other employment related matters, including advice to both individuals and companies regarding federal and state discrimination laws


  • Member, Board of Directors, League of Women Voters: Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester, New York, 2012 to date
  • Member, Board of Directors, Mitral Foundation (Affiliated with Mt. Sinai Hospital), 2011-2012, and Assistant Secretary, 2015 to date
  • Board of Trustees and Co-President, Rye (NY) Historical Society
  • Rye (NY) Landmarks Commission
  • Rye (NY) Central Business District Development Committee


  • Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, 1973 – 1979, significant involvement in the formation of the Municipal Assistance Corporation of The City of New York (the state agency established in connection with the New York City financial crisis in the 1970s) and drafting of the New York City debt moratorium law that was instrumental in resolving that crisis.


  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Law, Member, Law Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated