Providing expertise in a wide variety of sophisticated financial transactions, including out-of-court workouts and assignments for benefits of creditors and compositions, Frank is known for his quick legal insights, creative legal interpretations and his accounting and financial acumen. In his of counsel role at Jager Smith, Frank provides mediation, strategic consulting, insolvency, arbitration, and bankruptcy tax services to a variety of parties.
During his 14-year tenure as a United States Bankruptcy Judge, Frank presided over insolvency and reorganization cases that covered a wide range of industry and business, including manufacturing, news and entertainment media, healthcare, investment banking, brokerage, insurance, banking, retail, shipping and leasing. Selected cases include FYN Laboratories, Financial News Network, New York Post, UPI, Kings Terrace Nursing Home, Drexel Burnham, Donald Sheldon Securities, Ames Department Stores, Finley Kumble, Waterman Steamship Lines, US Lines, Prudential Lines, aviation cases such as Pan Am and Jet Express (Midway) and numerous other large bankruptcy cases.
Frank has worked, and continues to work, extensively overseas and via the Internet facilitating the privatization and modernization of economies, and drafting and revising insolvency laws, banking laws, and security laws and regulations for countries including Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Lithuania, the Philippines, Romania, Thailand and Ukraine. This work also involves planning, organizing and training professional infrastructure in insolvency, liquidation, reorganization and turnarounds, and working with governments and ministries of justice and finance at the highest levels.
In addition to his work at Jager Smith, Frank is a partner at Bederson & Company LLP, an accounting firm that provides financial advisory services in turnaround and bankruptcy; he is also a principal at Business Strategy Advisors, a multi-disciplinary practice firm providing strategic consulting to lawyers, accountants, start-up and troubled businesses, international governments and financial institutions. Frank is also the Chief Executive Officer for ARG Capital Partners, LLP, an agency fund that purchases assets, distressed debt and equity, and an Adjunct Professor in the LL.M. Program in Bankruptcy at St. John's University School of Law.