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Frank B. May, Jr.

In addition to serving as Managing Broker and Designated Realtor while in-house counsel for real estate firms, Frank also served as a member on the Illinois Association of Realtors License Law Re-Write Committees in 1999 and 2009, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) Governors task force on Agency and served on IAR'S Broker-Lawyer Liaison Committee, Business Issues/License Law Working Group, Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Public Policy & Governmental Affairs Member Involvement Group.

Frank B. May, Jr., is former in-house corporate General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, NRT, Inc. Chicago, The Prudential Preferred Properties and Coldwell Banker Primus Realty. Frank is presently outside corporate General Counsel for Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), multiple listing service. Frank also serves as outside corporate General Counsel to several Illinois real estate brokerage franchise firms including Coldwell Banker, Realty Executives and Weichert Realtors, as well as represents many individual sales associates, broker's and single office real estate brokerage firms as their personal attorney and counsel in corporate, real estate, and real estate related and contract matters, as well as in litigation and other matters such as defending complaints brought against them by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

Frank's corporate and real estate related legal representation includes consumer claims and litigation defense, IDFPR complaint defense, contract and business litigation prosecution and defense, commission claim prosecution and defense, Realtor arbitration and ethics matters, real estate license law compliance issues with IDFPR, agency and dual agency issues, forms, contracts and company policy and procedures manual creation and compliance, other corporate matters and issues, corporate franchise contract issues, company office leases, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and walk-overs.


John Marshall Law School
Juris Doctor

Business Administration NYU
Graduate School of Business

New York University
B.A., Economics

Frank's in-house corporate representation includes Sears, Roebuck & Co., Budget Rent-a-Car Corporation, Coldwell Banker and Prudential in Acquisitions and Mergers, Joint Ventures, National Business Alliances, General Business Operations Management, General Business Corporate Law Issues, Corporate Secretary Matters such as Corporate Minutes and Resolutions, Franchise Agreement Preparation, Modification and Negotiation, Mortgage and Title Operations Set-Up and Management, Employer/Employee Matters such as EEOC, Employment Discrimination and Human Resources issues, Employment Contracts and Independent Contractor Agreements, Company Policies and Procedures Development, Marketing and Advertising Matters, Product Development Issues, Copyright/Trademark Issues, General Contract Matters, MIS/Information Technology Contracts, Fuel Supply Contracts, Customer/Client Claims Resolution, Legal Training, Preventive Law/Early Claims Resolution, Business Litigation, Non-Competition Litigation Issues, Plaintiff Contract and Commission Litigation, Legal Defense, Outside Counsel Domestic and International Franchising, Corporate and Litigation Management. Frank also worked for the IBM Corporation and Baxter Travenol Corporation.

Frank holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from New York University, New York, where he also studied Business Administration at the NYU Graduate School of Business.

Frank, his wife, Mary, and sons, David and Brian, reside in Wheaton, Illinois.

Activities & Affiliations

  • DuPage Bar Association, Member
  • DuPage County Real Estate Law Committee Member.
  • Admitted to Illinois State Bar in 1979.
  • Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States in 1991.