Frantz Ward LLP is pleased to announce that partner Ian H. Frank
has been named Chair of the firm’s nationally-ranked Construction Practice Group, a robust group of nearly a dozen attorneys devoted solely to the construction industry.
“Ian has been an integral part of the firm’s construction practice for over 17 years and is ideally-suited to lead this group,” said Christopher G. Keim, Managing Partner at Frantz Ward. “He is recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in the construction industry, and his leadership, enthusiasm and energy will bring new opportunities to this already strong group of attorneys.”
Ian dedicates his entire practice to all facets of construction and surety law. He counsels and represents contractors, subcontractors, specialty trades, material and equipment manufacturers, design professionals and other project participants in developing, managing, resolving and litigating complex commercial construction disputes, as well as negotiating contracts utilizing a vast array of project delivery methods. Ian represents clients in diverse construction disciplines, including road and bridge construction, heavy civil/tunneling projects, earthwork and utility construction, structural steel fabrication and erection, and all aspects of general trades and commercial building construction.
Recognized in the area of construction by third-party rankings such as the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and Martindale-Hubbell, Ian is well-known as a leader in construction. He has served numerous leadership roles in national construction organizations such as the Chair of Division 9 (Subcontractors and Suppliers) of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law and Chair Emeritus of the ALFA International Construction Practice Group. He is also a fellow in the invitation-only Construction Lawyers Society of America. Ian received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and has a B.A., magna cum laude, from Baldwin Wallace University.