For over 30 years, David Frankel has been a trusted legal and strategic advisor providing practical legal counsel on complex matters including US, Canada and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and investments, regulatory compliance, venture capital and dispute resolution.
David Frankel works with experienced lawyers to staff client matters efficiently and where we lack capacity in-house, we refer clients to trusted professionals at other firms. See “Team”.
We are committed to helping individuals, companies and other ventures manage a wide range of legal issues.
This includes everything from founding, financing, growing and selling startups to negotiating, documenting, finalizing and closing on complex transactions and navigating through challenging business and legal matters.
We have developed strong, long term client relationships by focusing on technical excellence, attention to detail and accuracy in support of the big picture business needs of our clients.
Whether you are a technology, software or legal cannabis startup, a legal hemp/CBD company, or a visionary who has created the next disruptive business plan, if you are seeking an experienced attorney and counselor at law for your legal matter, be it mundane or the ‘deal of the century’, we have what you need.
Mr. Frankel brings common sense and a ‘cowboy’ entrepreneurial spirit to the practice of law.
Our values affirm the importance of using our legal skills in the public interest. Since 1998, Mr. Frankel has done a significant amount of pro bono work for the benefit of civil rights organizations, tribal members, community and/or environmental organizations for the benefit of people’s liberty, freedom, civil rights, constitutionally protected rights, and human rights. We have worked for, with or otherwise assisted many community and nonprofit organizations including Aligning for Responsible Mining, Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict (Civic Worldwide), Clean Water Alliance, Hemp Industries Association, Owe Aku International, Votehemp, Western Nebraska Resources Council and The Accidental Talmudist. Such public interest work has taken Mr. Frankel to and from California, Hawaii, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Washington (DC and State), Wyoming, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Israel, including the Occupied Territories often referred to as “Palestine” and the Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Gaza and Jordan.
At Frankel Law Group, we understand that legal and transactional budgets are limited. We deliver legal services super-efficiently without the redundancies and excessive charges that clients often suffer at the hands of large law firms. We personalize our services to strategically meet the needs of each specific client. We also help manage large law firms and outside legal specialists and litigators in order to push the large firms to minimize billing errors and inflated charges. Mr. Frankel has negotiated favorable rates with his counsels that reflect a volume discount and we pass the savings on to our clients which enables us to offer a lower blended rate than our competitors and lower legal costs than our competitors.
Due to the level of commitment and personalized service we provide, we ask each client to make a minimum commitment to us by engaging us with a modest “true retainer.” A “true retainer” is one that is earned at the commencement of the engagement, unlike a deposit. Once the “true retainer” is paid by a client, it is not thereafter requested, although our firm reserves the right to request retainer deposits to secure against expected fees on large matters as a form of security for payment. Our “true retainers” include five (5) billable hours of attorney time to be used within one year from the initial engagement.
Once engaged in writing and the “true retainer” is paid, we are available during normal business hours Pacific Time, subject to scheduling commitments which are made on a first come, first served basis.