Richard M. Mahon II

Newburgh, New York USA
Richard Mahon, Esq.

Richard Mahon, Esq. (Rich) is a Founding Firm Partner focusing on general litigation, religious and nonprofit corporation law, and business law. With decades of experience, Rich is an accomplished litigator admitted to the New York Federal and State courts.

Rich has represented individuals, corporations, Churches, Congregations, financial institutions and government entities across a broad range of legal and administrative issues. Rich's experience and expertise include real estate disputes; contract disputes; shareholder litigation; corporate dissolution proceedings; foreclosure litigation; probate and trust contests; not-for-profit corporation issues; religious corporation issues; and all aspects of employment and discrimination law.

As part of his commercial practice, Rich counsels both large and small business clients on strategic litigation and planning matters. Rich also provides support to the Firm's transactional, corporate and estate practice to guide clients through vital and sometimes difficult circumstances.

Rich has been selected as a Super Lawyer for years 2008-2010 and 2012-2020, an honor accorded to just 5% of attorneys nationwide. He has also been certified as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America’s Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.

Rich and his spouse, Deborah, reside in Pine Bush in Orange County. They have five grown children.  Rich remains actively involved in Community Board service.  Rich also holds  Master's Degrees in Theology and Divinity.  Whether running, biking or lifting, he is avidly active and has been an athlete since his youth in Rockland County.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Nonprofit Law
  • Religious Corporations Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1986
  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


  • Boston College Law School Boston, Massachusetts
    J.D. - 1985
  • Cornell University Ithaca, New York
    B.A. - 1981
  • New York University New York, New York
    Certificate in Financial Planning - 2009
  • Institute of Certified Bankers, American Bankers Association Wash., D.C.
    Certified Trust and Financial Advisor - 2013
  • FINRA Series 65, Investment Advisor Representative – 2013

Published Works

  • "Swiss Watching: A Nonprofit Prudent Investor Guide", Exec Sense, Inc., 2013


  • Lecturer, "Employee Discharge and Documentation: How Not to Become a Defendant", National Business Institute, 2006
  • Lecturer, "How to Handle Involuntary Terminations Correctly", NBSI, 2006
  • Lecturer, "The Family Medical Leave Act: What you Need to Know", 2004
  • Lecturer, "When Cancer Strikes a Co-Worker, Legal Issues Affecting You", 2005
  • Lecturer, "Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps", National Business Institute, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Rated in 2008-2010 and 2012-2020 Among the Top 5% of Upstate New York Attorneys
  • International Advisory Experts Award: Business Law Award Winner in New York, 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association