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Frank Lanak orange county
Principal Emeritus

Frank is our Founder.  Having focused on construction and surety for over four decades, first in Los Angeles and then in Orange County, Frank knows how to work every angle to provide no-nonsense, business-smart solutions to his clients.  Frank is experienced and knowledgeable in the area of the surety industry, both underwriting and claims.  Frank’s legal expertise and abilities have earned him the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell.  Frank represents general contractors, subcontractors in a host of construction matters, including enforcement of job rights, collections, as well as sureties in contested claims on performance and payment bonds.  His expertise also extends to significant work in property and debt issues arising in related real estate, probate, bankruptcy cases, and commercial transactions.

I’m a strategist – I get to the bottom of the issue and know where we’re going.


Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Surety, Subrogation and Indemnity
  • Commercial Collections
  • Real Property Law
  • Creditors' Rights
University of California, Los Angeles (1965)-Bachelors of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles (1968)-Juris Doctorate
California, 1969
U.S. District Court for Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
State Bar of California
American Bar Association (Section on Litigation, Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee)
Reported Cases
U.S. ex rel. Air Control Technologies, Inc. v. Pre Con Industries, Inc. 720 F.3d 1174 (9th Cir. 2013)
Metropolitan Bank &Trust Co. v. Desert Valley Financial LLC, 500 F.App'x 611 (9th Cir. 2013)
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. v. Desert Valley Financial LLC, 359 F.App'x 764 (9th Cir. 2009)
First Nat. Ins. Co. v. Cam Painting, Inc., 173 Cal.App.4th 1355 (2009)
Glass v. Superior Court of Orange County, 204 Cal.App.3d 1048 (1988)
Burgess v. California, 128 F.App'x. 609 (2005)

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