National Board Certification in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law
Ms. Frank has been in practice for over 35 years, and is one of less than 200 attorneys in the United States who are nationally certified by the American Board of Certification in both business and consumer bankruptcy.
She has helped hundreds of people seeking to start a business or improve the organizational structure of their existing businesses. She has successfully orchestrated the restructuring and reorganization of business entities including airlines, construction companies, restaurants, software development companies, retail operations, homeowner associations, agricultural concerns and medical practices. She actively represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and has extensive experience in bankruptcy adversary proceedings. She has prevailed against such adversaries as the Internal Revenue Service and opposing bankruptcy trustees. Her cases have resulted in published and game changing case law.
Her Connection with the Public and the Legal Community
Ms. Frank lectures extensively to lawyers, accountants, business chambers and bankers toward the expanded recognition of financial distress, and related planning and aversion techniques. She has appeared on national radio and television broadcasts, including the Bloomberg Network, discussing financial distress issues.
She authored the books: “Freedom From Debt: Taking Control of Financial Crisis (Guideline Press 2005), “Best Practices For Filing Chapter 13” (Aspatore Press 2010) and published the semi-annual "Debtor-Creditor Law Guide". Her treatise on the relationship between Community Association law and Bankruptcy law was published by Matthew Bender.
Most recently, her article “Managing the Interaction Between Bankruptcy and Tax Laws” was featured in “Practical Tax Strategies” (Thomson Reuters) and her recent short documentary film “Hope” can be seen on YouTube.
She graduated cum laude from Tulane University in 1977 with a degree in psychology, and was elected to the National Psychology Honor Society. Ms. Frank received her law degree from Northwestern University where she was awarded first prize in the Fund Legal Writing Competition, a statewide honor.
Ms. Frank is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the South Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. She was chairperson of the Palm Beach County Bankruptcy CLE program
As past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, North Section, and the North County Business Development Group, Ms. Frank continually seeks community and professional involvement. She served on the Board of Directors of Children’s Hope, and is past President of the Tulane University Gold Coast Alumni Association
Her Personal Interests
Ms. Frank’s extracurricular interests are diverse and varied. She inaugurated the Adult Space Camp program at the Huntsville, Alabama NASA facility. She is the source code author and developer of ACAM, a software system for collection practices. A former teaching tennis professional, Ms. Frank continues to pursue her other interests including sailing, screenwriting, filmmaking and culinary arts.
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