Jamie Frankel provides creative, efficient, and team-focused solutions to owners, architects, engineers, construction companies, and joint ventures on projects and transactions related to the built environment throughout the United States and abroad. He utilizes his team-building skills by counseling on project structuring, transactional documentation, and dispute resolution, bringing his multidisciplinary background and creative problem-solving skills to those client matters calling for efficient solutions.
Jamie also offers intermediary and business advisory services to support his Merger and Acquisition Program within the built environment, representing buyers as well as sellers in the private equity community.
Jamie builds products to tackle issues focused on certain building and/or building component systems. Inside of Venable’s Curtain Wall Risk Management Program (CWRM), he addresses the risks associated with innovative, high-performance façade systems for owners, designers, and curtain wall manufacturers. He and the curtain wall team provide this industry-leading guidance which includes contract formation, contract administration and dispute avoidance / resolution.
Jamie developed a Building Failure and Collapse practice calling upon his 25 years of litigation experience in this space. Notable projects include pre-engineered buildings throughout the United States, the John Hancock Building in Boston, the NYS Thruway Authority’s Schoharie Bridge Collapse, as well as the representation of the City of New York on the tragic collapse of 7 World Trade Center.
Jamie also has experience at the intersection of the technology and the senior housing/memory care industry, where he represents one of the largest U.S. REITs in this space.
Jamie started his career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Claims and Litigation Bureau for the State of New York , where he litigated on behalf of and defended state agencies engaged in the development of highways, buildings, and other infrastructure projects.