Robin I. Frank is a partner and has been practicing labor and employment law, commercial litigation and real estate litigation since 2003. She is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Frank has been recognized as a top up and coming young attorney in the South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Super Lawyers magazine.
Ms. Frank received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Florida Atlantic University and her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University Of Miami School Of Law. She also received the highest score on the Florida Bar Exam for the Fourth District Court of Appeals.
It can be costly for an employer to defend against an employment discrimination, wrongful termination or unpaid overtime claim, particularly if the matter results in prolonged litigation. Most corporate owners and executives understand the importance of experienced and proactive legal counsel to advise them on issues before they turn into a lawsuit, as well as once a lawsuit has been filed. Ms. Frank represents employers in all aspects of employee relations and employment laws. Her practice can assist employers with proactive guidance, compliance requirements and any and all issues and claims arising between employers and employees, including but not limited to, enforcement of non-compete agreements, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, Family and Medical Leave Act claims and whistle-blower claims. Ms. Frank also counsels her employer clients on preventive labor matters, including drafting and employing proper policies and handbooks, conducting internal workplace investigations and providing compliance training for management and employees. Ms. Frank also frequently acts as outside human resources and general counsel for her employer clients.
While Ms. Frank primarily represents employers, she also represents employees subjected to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unpaid wages, overtime pay, compensation agreements, severance agreements, non-compete and employment contracts.
Ms. Frank also has extensive experience both prosecuting and defending against “collective action” claims for unpaid overtime or minimum wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In the commercial litigation aspect of her practice, Ms. Frank focuses on complex business and commercial litigation issues, including breach of contract claims, trademark infringement claims, commercial landlord and tenant issues and real estate and business torts.
In the real estate litigation aspect of her practice, Ms. Frank handles all types of litigation based upon real property and real estate deals gone bad, including partition claims, breach of real estate contracts, specific performance of real estate contracts, fraud claims involving the sale and purchase of real property, and claims arising under various consumer protection laws. Ms. Frank also has extensive experience litigating claims under Florida’s Homeowners and Condominium Association Statutes, including winning a significant appellate victory which made new law regarding enforcement of Association documents and by-laws.