Frank is a member of the Financial Industry Group, practicing in the area of Financial Services. Frank is the former head of Reed Smith's transatlantic Financial Services practice. His practice includes mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, primarily involving the financial services industry. In recent years, he represented major financial institutions in connection with the acquisition and disposition of a diverse range of businesses, including human resources outsourcing and consulting, accounts payable outsourcing, corporate trust, insurance premium finance, stock transfer, ATM and credit card transaction processing, and cash management.
Frank has particular experience with complex joint ventures, having represented Mellon Financial Corporation in connection with significant joint ventures with Chase Manhattan Corporation (creating ChaseMellon Shareholder Services), Frank Russell Company (creating Russell/Mellon Analytical Services) and ABN Amro Bank, N.V. (creating ABN AMRO Mellon Global Securities Services).
For several years, Frank devoted a significant portion of his practice to representing one of the nation's leading credit and debit card transaction processors in a wide range of matters. He also represents corporate clients in the restaurant, retailing, manufacturing, trucking, and professional sports industries in connection with strategic transactions, secured and unsecured borrowings, and general corporate matters.