William Frank focuses his practice on municipal law, banking, commercial transitions, real estate, and litigation.

Recognized regionally for his extensive experience and knowledge of municipal law, Mr. Frank represents a number of Hudson Valley municipalities and serves as General and Primary Lending Counsel to a multi-branch regional bank. He is both a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and an arbitrator of Legal Fee Disputes for the New York State Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District. In 2017 and 2018, Mr.Frank was named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list for his work in state, local, and municipal law.

He is a member of the New York State and Orange County Bar associations, and has been admitted to the New York Bar and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern and Eastern districts of New York. He is a frequent lecturer for the National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Municipal Law.

Mr. Frank joined the firm after working in another Hudson Valley law firm for nearly a decade, the last six years as a Partner. He is a graduate of University at Albany-State University of New York and St. John’s University School of Law.

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Areas of Practice

Banking & Settlements
Real Estate Transactions
Municipal Law
Commercial Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

1989: New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


1989: St. John's University School of Law
Albany State University

Representative Cases

Town of Wallkill v. Rosenstein 40 A.D.3d 972
Jay-Martin Systems, Inc. v. The Ogilvy Group 29 A.D.2d 410

Classes/Seminars Taught

Local Government and the Law-NBI 2013
A Comprehensive Look At Land Use Law- NBI 2014
Preparation of Municipal Budgets- Assoc. of Towns 2014
Public Sector Worker’s Comp. Issues-Assoc. of Towns 2015
Public Contracts and Procurement Processes- NBI 2015

Honors and Awards

2018: Super Lawyer
2017: Super Lawyer

Past Employment Positions

2004 - 2013: Greenwald Law Offices, Partner
1996 - 2004: Law Office of Schiffman & Frank, Managing Partner
1992 - 1996: Law Offices of Daniel Schiffman, Associate
1989 - 1992: Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, Associate

Community Affiliations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County - Board of Directors
Middletown American Legion Baseball Program - Coach

Professional Associations

Orange County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association

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