Jeff Frank has practiced in the areas of commercial, construction, and real estate litigation for more than 25 years. He represents public and private owners, port districts, developers, design professionals, and general contractors in construction disputes, real estate contract disputes, claim avoidance, property damage claims, and litigation. He has also handled several “business separation” and shareholder derivative matters for clients in a number of industries, including, real estate development, waste management, industrial supplies, and construction. He has tried cases involving delay and extra work claims, inadequate design, bid protests, construction defect, and mold claims, as well as real estate purchase and sale agreements, commercial lease disputes, and wood product facilities. Jeff has also served as arbitrator and mediator in construction-related claims, real estate, and commercial contract disputes.
Rubatino Refuse Removal, Inc. — Represented Rubatino Refuse Removal, Inc. in a shareholder derivative suit that was resolved through a combination of litigation, arbitration, and mediation of the various disputes among shareholders over control of the company.
Port of Seattle
Represented the Port of Seattle in an extra work/changed condition dispute with one of its contractors on a port security project. The matter was resolved successfully at mediation.
Represented REI in a multi-million dollar construction and lease dispute with a developer. The matter was successfully resolved after a two-day mediation.