Frank J. DeFrancesco has dedicated his practice by helping clients with land use and zoning issues, real estate development, employment law, municipal law, transactional work, including loan documents, condominium law, business law, landlord/tenant law (representing the landlord), environmental law, estate planning for the individual and business owner and business succession planning. Click here for a more complete listing of Frank's practice areas.
He has extensive knowledge in the area of municipal law, including inter-municipal agreements and has been counsel of record in major municipal capital improvements. Frank also represents various small to medium-sized businesses. He is called upon by other lawyers to handle complex real estate development and transactional matters. Frank’s extensive knowledge of real estate matters and land planning make him especially suited to represent both municipalities and real estate developers across western Michigan.
DeFrancesco has practiced law in Berrien County since he was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1986. Frank attended Lake Michigan Catholic High School and went on to undergraduate work at Central Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude. Frank went on to graduate from the University of Detroit (Mercy) School of Law in 1986 with a juris doctorate. Frank has been in private practice for 30 years and strives to maintain a high level of integrity, diligence, and legal ability in the course of representing his clients.
- Business Law
- Real Estate Law
- Estate Planning
- Business Succession Planning
- Zoning Board of Appeals work
- Collection work for companies
- Uncapping Law
- Principal Residence Exemptions
- Construction Contracts
- Construction Liens and Foreclosures
- Riparian Rights
- Representation of the landlord in summary proceedings
- Quiet title actions
- Boundary line disputes/litigation
- Loan Documents
- Foreclosures by the Mortgage holder
- Municipal Law
- Liquor license law
- Environmental Law
- Special Land Use Permits
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements