Biography

Frank has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and taxation. He regularly advises senior management on a broad range of securities, tax and general business matters.

He has significant experience in matters involving taxation of corporations and partnerships and equity compensation plans.

Representative Matters

Transactions:

Initial Public Offerings

  • Real Networks
  • Redhook Ale Brewery
  • Zones
  • Applied Microsystems

Follow-on Public Offerings (Equity and Debt)

  • Airborne, Inc.
  • Red Lion Hotels Corporation
  • Washington Natural Gas Company

’34 Act Reporting and Compliance

  • Red Lion Hotels Corporation
  • Airborne, Inc.
  • Active Voice Corporation
  • Washington Natural Gas Company

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • Sale of AT&T Wireless Messaging Division to Metrocall ($205 million).
  • Merger of Redhook Ale Brewery with Widmer Brother Brewing Company.
  • Sale of Cummins Northwest.

Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

  • Advise numerous senior executives of public and private companies in negotiating employment agreements and related equity compensation.
  • Assist in formation of numerous hedge funds and venture capital funds.
  • Represent public and private companies in designing and administering equity incentive plans.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Frank was a principal and chair of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice Group at Riddell Williams P.S.  

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Frank has served on the board of trustees of Seattle Country Day School since 2009. He served as a director of KUOW/Puget Sound Public Radio from 2002 to 2011, including two years as its board chair.

Frank is known for his practical business advice, breadth of legal knowledge, attention to detail and love of travel off the beaten path.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a “Top Lawyer” by Seattle Met magazine
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®