Wingate, Kearney & Cullen, LLP was formed under the name Wingate & Cullen in 1864. Its founding partner was General George Wingate, a Civil War general. In 1996, it merged with Hurley, Kearny & Lane which was itself was founded in 1892. The newly merged firm became known as Wingate, Kearney & Cullen. The Firm was general counsel to the Brooklyn Dodgers, personal counsel to Charles Ebbetts, counsel to the Long Island Railroad, and counsel to many land developers. The Firm has produced three Surrogates, two former Surrogates in Kings County and one former Surrogate in Nassau County. The Firm continues to be involved with issues that help form Brooklyn and Queens to this day.
Wingate, Kearney & Cullen, LLP achieves its diversity in practice areas while maintaining its tradition of high standards of ethical and professional practice. Our Firm strives to provide a close personal working relationship with its clients with the affordable fees that are the hallmark of a small firm. Our attorneys have a well-earned reputation for providing high quality representation while working in a well-organized and professional manner.
The Firm has, and continues to, represent a wide range of clients, including The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Heartshare Human Services of New York, and its subsidiaries (Heartshare St. Vincent’s Services, Heartshare Wellness, Ltd., and Heartshare Education Center), St. John’s Cemetery, Cypress Hills Cemetery, St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Washington Cemetery, Westchester Hills Cemetery, and The Evergreens Cemetery, and various commercial entities, including Citibank, N.A.
To serve the greater New York metropolitan area, the Firm maintains full service offices in Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO and Melville, Long Island.