Frantz Ward is pleased to share that Partner Ian Frank has been appointed Vice Chair of the Marketing Committee of ALFA International and will serve a two-year term in this role. Ian has been actively involved in ALFA for over a decade. He is currently an active member of the Steering Committee for the ALFA Construction Practice Group (CPG) and has previously served as Chair, Chair Emeritus, and Marketing Committee Member of the ALFA CPG.
ALFA International is the premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks. ALFA has 150 members firms throughout the world. Its 80 U.S. firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas and its 70 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.
For more than two decades, Ian has been a trusted advisor to the construction industry, dedicating his entire practice to all aspects of construction and surety law. His clients comprise EPC contractors, CMs, owners, developers, sureties, specialty trade contractors and manufacturers of every size, from closely-held small businesses to Top 10 ENR companies. Ian is frequently involved in large, technically complex construction projects around the country and overseas, whether developing contract documents to manage risk, counseling clients on claim management and performance disputes, acting as project counsel, or arbitrating and litigating claims. He has acquired substantial experience representing industry stakeholders on, among others, dozens of tunneling and civil projects on multiple continents, high-rise multi-use construction in major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., numerous stadiums and arenas, heavy highway and bridge construction, as well as industrial, refinery, processing and power facilities. Ian is well known as a leader in construction, having been recognized in the area of construction by third-party rankings such as the prestigious Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Martindale-Hubbell. He has served numerous leadership roles in national construction organizations such as the Chair of Division 9 of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law (FCL), Co-Chair of the FCL Regional Program on Infrastructure, and a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.