Frank’s practice encompasses development-related environmental issues, such as water quality regulation; public infrastructure issues, such as the availability of and fees charged for access to public utilities; and due diligence assessment of development and other property rights. His representations include development arms of multinational corporations, national and regional developers, investment groups and financial institutions. He has participated in successful landmark litigation relating to zoning denials, and downzonings; sewer, zoning and development plan moratoria; vested property rights; tax assessment appeals; utility rates; and eminent domain.
Frank is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He served as law clerk to the Hon. Lawrence W. I’Anson, Justice (later Chief Justice) of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He has been a member of numerous commissions, task forces and committees appointed to advise local governments on issues such as engineering design and construction standards, zoning ordinance amendments, water quality planning and standards, pending downzonings, comprehensive planning and revitalization, transportation and other infrastructure.