Ms. Frank is Founder/Counsel Emeritus at Markarian Frank & Hayes. Her practice focused on Chapter 11 and consumer bankruptcy law, Chapter 12 farmer bankruptcy, financial distress consulting and debt management assistance, corporate start up planning and management consulting, and domestic and offshore asset protection planning. She is nationally certified by the American Board of Certification in both consumer and business bankruptcy, one of only 112 attorneys in the United States with such a certification.
Ms. Frank has 30 years of experience representing debtors, both individual and business, and has successfully orchestrated the restructuring and reorganization of business entities of myriad diversity – including airlines, professional athletes, construction companies, restaurants, software development companies, religious institutions, retail operations, homeowner association, agricultural concerns, medical practices, and many others.
She actively represents banks, homeowner associations, governmental entities and other creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. In representing bankruptcy trustees, she has successfully pursued the recovery of substantial funds for bankruptcy estates.
Ms. Frank has extensive experience in assisting debtors with tax issues in bankruptcy, has represented hundreds of parties in both prosecuting and defending bankruptcy adversary proceedings and has prevailed against such adversaries as the Internal Revenue Service and opposing bankruptcy trustees. Her cases have resulted in published and game-changing case law.
Her practice has also led to comprehensive knowledge and experience in the arena of post-judgment collection defense and judgment enforcement. Her extensive knowledge of the issues that lead to financial problems for businesses puts her in a unique position to assist with the structuring of businesses and provide legal counseling to start ups.
Nationally recognized for her exemplary skills and knowledge in bankruptcy and asset protection, Ms. Frank lectures extensively to lawyers, accountants and bankers regarding the expanded recognition of financial distress, insolvency, debt workouts, and related asset protection planning and creditor aversion techniques.
Ms. Frank has also been interviewed on numerous national radio and television broadcasts discussing financial distress issues.
Ms. Frank is an active supporter of the community and charitable causes, and is heavily involved in promoting bankruptcy education for the legal and professional community. She served as president of the Bar association for Northern Palm Beach County, served on the Board of Directors of Children’s Hope and assisted in the Hurricane Katrina reconstruction efforts. She also was one of the inaugural attendees of the Adult Space Camp program at the NASA facility in Huntsville, Ala., and served for over 10 years as acting President of the Tulane University Alumni association for the Gold Coast, and for 10 years as Chair of the Bankruptcy CLE committee of the Palm Beach Bar Association. Ms. Frank lectures regularly for several national organizations offering continuing education programs on bankruptcy and financial distress issues, including the National Business Institute.
She is a member of the Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Bankruptcy Bar Association of South Florida, and the Martin and Indian River Bar Associations.
Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Ms. Frank resides in Jupiter, Fla., where she pursues her passions of sailing, filmmaking, screenwriting and the culinary arts.