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Williams Kastner Associate

Frank S. Harrison

Frank S. HarrisonAssociate
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Washington

Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals
11th Circuit

U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Washington
Western District of Washington
Middle District of Florida
Northern District of Florida
Southern District of Florida

Frank S. Harrison

About

Frank Harrison is an Associate in the Seattle office of Williams Kastner. Frank handles complex commercial litigation, including bankruptcy matters, class actions, contract disputes, construction litigation, health care litigation and real estate litigation.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Hospice Volunteer (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Volunteer

Recognitions & Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2018

Education

New York University
School of Law, J.D., 2012

University of South Florida
B.A., 2007

Presentations & Seminars

  • CLE Panelist, “Engaging and Managing the Presentation and Preparation of Expert Witnesses in Bankruptcy and Federal Court,” Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, May 10, 2016.
  • Presenter, “E-Discovery: Case Law Applying 2015 F.R.C.P. Preservation & Proportionality Amendments,” Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., March 30, 2016.
  • CLE Lecturer, “Oh no! What do I do now? A Primer on Litigation Issues for the Non-Bankruptcy Attorney Dragged Into Bankruptcy Court,” Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., January 13, 2016.

Articles & Publications

  • Co-Author, Chapters V, VII:  Surety Aspects of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, ABA, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice (Fidelity and Surety Law Committee) (2021)
  • Author, “Potential Adverse Inference Instruction for Unintended Electronically Stored Information Spoliation May Suggest Limitations of Recently Amended Rule 37(e),” The Federal Lawyer, May 2018.
  • Author, “Chapter 7: Design-Bid-Build,” Construction Law Handbook, Third Edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2018.
  • Author, “How Good Faith Affirmative Defenses Can Waive the Attorney-Client Privilege,” Law360.com, LexisNexis, June 2017.
  • Author, “Banks Beware: DIP Loans May Prime Setoff Rights,” Real Estate Finance Journal, Thomson Reuters, Fall/Winter 2015.
  • Author, “ABI Commission’s Proposed Changes to Code Affecting Real Estate,” American Bankruptcy Institute Monthly Newsletter, April 2015.

Representative Experience

  • Represented second-largest company within highly regulated industry in complex, 30+ year partnership dispute over joint venture of $40+ million revenue operation; successfully first chaired six-day arbitration, resulting in purchase of partner 50% interest in joint venture on favorable terms.
  • Represented specialized construction contractor client in dispute with terminated subcontractor; second-chaired a multi-phased arbitration over several months, prevailing on factual issues tried.
  • Represented specialized construction contractor client in dispute with foreign company, successfully resolving multi-million dollar claim (on highly favorable settlement terms) after identifying spoliation of evidence issue and moving for summary judgment.
  • Represented design professional client (engineer) sued for $30+ million of alleged construction defects; stipulated dismissal after filing motion for summary judgment.
  • Represented design professional client (engineer) sued by developer/builder for complex construction defects; obtained favorable settlement early in case.
  • Represented design professional client (architect) sued by general contractor for construction defects; obtained agreed dismissal after moving for summary judgment.
  • Represented plaintiff homeowners in complicated property law dispute with neighbors over community water system, obtained summary judgment in favor of client.
  • Represented national department store chain in contract disputes with vendors, successfully resolving same via mediation.
  • Represented international consultant client as a subpoenaed witness in disputes involving its own clients, including regularly defending corporate representative depositions and negotiating complicated discovery, including licensing and training of client software, HIPAA and other PHI/PII issues, and voluminous document productions.
  • Successfully defended numerous class actions in state and federal courts, including classes sought to be certified for consumer protection claims, disrupted public utility service claims, false advertising claims, and balance billing claims.
  • Represented assignee for the benefit of creditors of national vehicle manufacturer in lawsuit by bankruptcy trustee for franchisee.
  • Represented individual and entity clients investigated as witnesses by federal agencies, including the Securities Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, and Department of Justice.
  • Represented debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing and distressed debt purchaser clients in six-year breach of contract litigation; successfully moved to withdraw reference to the bankruptcy court after three years, wrote motion for summary judgment dismissing 90% of damages (over $20 million) then third-chaired all parts of 8-day bench trial in federal court, including direct and cross of digital forensic experts resulting in factual finding in favor of client and finding of entitlement to $2.8 million in attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented surety clients in their investigation, determination, and litigation relating to hundreds of bonds issued as required by the state for licensed and registered contractors; obtained numerous dismissals and awards of attorneys’ fees for surety client.
  • Represented institutional banking client that had been defrauded by trustees of a trust for a 103-year-old woman, where trustees had opened account in trust’s name and then used trust assets (or borrowed against them) to fund their surgery center; after surgery center filed for bankruptcy, obtained dismissal of case and sued under fraudulent transfer theories of recovery, ultimately resulting in successful settlement including assignment of intangible assets of surgery center, including valuable licenses for same.
  • Represented secured lender as second-chair in bankruptcy court trial against debtor/borrower hotel, resulting in dismissal of bankruptcy proceeding (and resumption of secured lender “lockbox” agreement and collection).
  • Represented minority partner of marina in chapter 11 bankruptcy, resulting in successful confirmation of creditor’s plan whereby minority owner became sole owner exiting bankruptcy.
  • Represented nationwide department store client in cost-efficiently resolving over 100 cases under consumer protection statutes (TCPA, FDCPA, FCRA, etc.); assisted digital marketing company client in resolving TCPA claims and negotiating language for contracts involving campaigns for leads.
  • Represented judgment debtor in attempts by judgment creditors to collect on $40+ federal court judgment, resulting in multiple dismissals of attempts to collect on judgment.