Frank is an experienced real estate and finance attorney, serving as counsel to lenders, borrowers, developers, landlords and tenants in a broad range of commercial transactions.

Frank is experienced in all types of financing transactions, including construction and permanent loans, senior and mezzanine financings, multistate portfolio loans, syndicated loans, lines of credit, revolving loans, intercreditor arrangements, securitized loans, loan restructurings, workouts and foreclosures. He also has extensive experience in leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, sale-leaseback transactions, commercial condominiums and zoning and permitting matters.

Prior to the combination with Verrill, Frank was the Managing Director at Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster.



  • Boston College Law School  (J.D.)
    • Supervising Editor, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys (2019 – present)
  • Real Estate Finance Association (REFA)
    • Board of Directors (2013 – 2016)
    • Mentor in REFA Mentor Program (2017 – present)
    • Member (1999 – present)
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Executive Committee Member (2020 – present)
    • Council (2019 – present)
    • Co-Chair of Real Estate Section (2016 – 2018)
    • Co-Chair of Real Estate Finance Committee of Real Estate Section (2006 – 2008)
    • Member (1996 – present)
  • Member, Abstract Club (2020 – present)
  • Board of Directors, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo (2016 – 2021)
  • Member, NAIOP (1999 – present)
  • Government Affairs Committee, Greater Boston Real Estate Board (2009- 2013)
  • Master Plan Steering Committee, Town of Canton (2003 – 2004)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals, City of Newton (2000 – 2002)


  • Named a 2021 “Go To Commercial Real Estate Lawyer" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law (2015-2020)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© for Real Estate: Business (2012-2021)
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer – Rising Star (2006-2008; 2010; 2011)
  • Received AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

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Firm Highlights


Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...


Hospitals Win 340B Medicare Rate Cut Suit, But When, How, and How Much They Will Recoup Remains Unclear

In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), erred when it significantly reduced...


Annual Update Part 6: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Top Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Your Company

Join Verrill for its sixth session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Update Series. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez will discuss steps that employers are taking to embrace diversity in their hiring practices...


Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...


Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee


Verrill Elects Longtime Partner Scott Anderson as New Managing Partner


New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...


Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...


Health Plans: PCORI Fee Is Due August 1, 2022

What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act created a non-profit corporation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), to conduct research to help individuals, providers, and policymakers make better healthcare choices by advancing...


Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Webinar

Join Verrill's Robert Laplaca who will be presenting this webinar on understanding what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications...

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