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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: David McKelvey


  • Title: Tax Partner - Long Island Tax Group Leader
  • Company: Friedman LLP
  • Location: 50 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 510, Uniondale, NY 11553
  • Birthplace: Keene, NH

Education: Western Connecticut State University

First job outside of real estate: Always in public accounting servicing real estate companies

First job in real estate or allied field: Accountant

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m tax partner in charge of the Long Island tax group at Friedman LLP. We service various types of real estate-related clients with deal structuring and tax minimization, primarily in the northeast but also across the country. Upon retirement, I am planning on teaching.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I enjoy a glass of wine or scotch and play golf.

Favorite book or author: “The Match” by Mark Frost

Favorite movie: “Caddyshack”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “American Country Love Song” by Jake Owen

One word to describe your work environment: Congenial

Rules to live by in business:  Treat clients like loyal guests and employees like people.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Thomas Jefferson/Monticello

What is your dream job? Professional golfer