William A. Frank

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Goshen, NY

Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP
10 Matthews Street
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: 845-291-0011
Fax: 845-291-0021
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas: State, Local & Municipal (40%), Banking (40%), Real Estate: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney William A. Frank is a partner with Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP, law firm in Goshen, New York. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Frank provides unmatched representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       State, local and municipal law

·       Banking and settlements

·       Commercial litigation and appeals

·       Mechanic's liens

·       Real estate transactions

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Frank has gained a reputation for his in-depth knowledge and extensive experience with municipal law, and he has served the needs and interests of several municipalities across the Hudson Valley while also serving as primary and general lending counsel to a regional financial institution.

Along with maintaining a successful trial and transaction practice, Mr. Frank also serves as mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and he has arbitrated a number of legal fee disputes for the New York Supreme Court.

Whether advocating for his clients inside or outside of the courtroom or helping them with their complex real estate and banking transactions, Mr. Frank maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and interests at all turns while helping them obtain the favorable outcomes they seek efficiently and cost-effectively.

A graduate of Albany State University, Mr. Frank began his legal career in 1989 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law and his license to practice from the New York State Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and he has conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

Mr. Frank is an active member of the Orange County and New York State Bar Associations, and he supports his local community through his service as board of directors member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and he coaches baseball for the Middletown American Legion Baseball Program.

Practice Areas
  • 40%State, Local & Municipal
  • 40%Banking
  • 20%Real Estate: Business

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

About William A. Frank

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.mid-hudsonlaw.com/our-team/william-a-frank/

Verdicts/Settlements

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Public Contracts and Procurement Processes- NBI 2015
  • National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Municipal Law, Lecturer
  • Contributing Author: The Gaming Lawyer, 1996-2001; Speaker: "General Legal Issues," Northern Gaming Summit, 1999-2000; New York Social Work & Behavioral Health Law, 2000; Legal Issues of Mental Health Treatment in New York, 2001
  • Public Sector Worker’s Comp. Issues-Assoc. of Towns 2015
  • Preparation of Municipal Budgets- Assoc. of Towns 2014
  • A Comprehensive Look At Land Use Law- NBI 2014
  • Local Government and the Law-NBI 2013

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2017 - 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Middletown American Legion Baseball Program, Coach
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Board of Directors
  • Pine Bush Little League-Coach, Special Counsel

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York Bar, 1989
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Volunteer Mediator, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York Fee Dispute Arbitrator: NYS Supreme Court, 9th District

Representative Clients

  • Town of Wallkill, NY, Village of Unionville, NY, Catskill Hudson Bank, Greater Hudson Bank, N.A.

Educational Background

  • State University of New York, Albany, New York, B.A., Political Science, 1986
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Office Location for William A. Frank

10 Matthews Street
Goshen, NY 10924

Phone: 845-291-0011

Fax: 845-291-0021

Last Updated: 3/31/2021

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