Frank is an associate in the municipal department of Grim, Biehn and Thatcher. He is a graduate of Penn State Law. Prior to joining the firm, Frank practiced in the areas of professional negligence, civil litigation, municipal law, and municipal litigation. Frank has successfully represented municipal and individual clients before various administrative agencies, the Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Frank has also had success before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and served as his former firm’s principal attorney for Multi-District Litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Frank prides himself on providing well-considered advice and zealous advocacy to his clients.
Matos v. Berks County Tax Claim Bureau 228 A.3d 276 (Pa. Commw. 2020)
The Commonwealth Court reversed the decision of the Berks County Court of Common Pleas dismissing Plaintiffs’ exceptions to the Upset Tax Sale of the home Plaintiffs were leasing pursuant to an option-to-purchase agreement. In remanding the matter to the lower court, the Commonwealth Court held for the first time that an option-to-purchase agreement is a substantial, direct, and immediate interest in property imbuing a tenant with standing to assert exceptions to an Upset Tax Sale pursuant to the Real Estate Tax Sale Law (RETSL).