Jerome B. Frank
A senior member of KingSpry, Jerome B. Frank is a member of the Business Law Practice Group. He has practiced in the Lehigh Valley for over 50 years, concentrating in all aspects of transactional business law, including acquisitions, financing, start-ups and development, as well as in the related areas of real estate law.
Presently Mr. Frank serves as general counsel to the Allentown Neighborhood Zone Improvement District Authority, responsible for the renaissance and redevelopment of the Neighborhood Improvement Zone of 126 acres in the city. The development includes offices, retail, restaurant parking and arena facilities valued at over $1 billion dollars.
Mr. Frank is involved with structuring commercial condominiums; he helps create and counsels small business entities in all aspects of their legal needs; and he has extensive experience working with nonprofit corporations in their creation, reorganization and 501(c)(3) approval.
Mr. Frank also serves as general counsel to the Allentown Economic Development Corporation and the Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority. This work includes the acquisition and disposition of real estate, large financings, and corporate restructuring. He has previously served as the corporation Interim President and Interim Executive Director.
Mr. Frank has served as the general counsel to Lehigh Carbon Community College for over 43 years. During his career, he served as counsel for Hess’s Department Stores as it developed over 25 years from a single downtown Allentown store to a regional chain of 76 stores stretching from New York State, south to Georgia, and west to Tennessee. He gained vast experience in developing shopping centers, anchor stores, anchor/tenant leases, small store tenant leases, and ground leases.
Mr. Frank has served as an adjunct professor of Business Law and has been a lecturer on Business Law, Agricultural Law, Legal Readiness, and Real Estate Law for organizations such as Lehigh Carbon Community College, Northampton Community College, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, local corporations, and agencies. Mr. Frank has appeared on television and radio as a guest panelist. In 2017, he was named to the list of “Select Lawyers” by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine.
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- Court of Common Pleas for Lehigh County
- Eastern Pennsylvania District of the U.S. District Court
Memberships and Associations
- Past President, Allentown West-Western Lehigh County Rotary
- Chairman of the Lehigh County General Purpose Authority
- Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Incubator Advisory Council
- City of Allentown Enterprise Advisory Committee
- Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation Planning Committee
- Former Chairman of the Allentown Board of Ethics
- Former member, Lowhill Township Zoning Hearing Board