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Francis N. Scollan

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Frank N. Scollan is a partner in our Los Angeles office. His practice centers on state and federal receiverships and business litigation, including real estate, lending, landlord-tenant, and land subsidence matters. Frank has represented federal equity receivers appointed in SEC "Ponzi" enforcement actions including bringing litigation to recover assets for defrauded investors and prosecuting complex malpractice claims against professionals on behalf of the receivership entities.

Frank has represented numerous lenders in obtaining the appointment of receivers for a variety of assets including large retail and office properties, residential developments, and apartment complexes. He also represents state court receivers in administering the estate, addressing litigation matters, and obtaining court approval of the sale of assets.

Frank also represents lenders in commercial and residential matters involving enforcement of remedies, foreclosure and anti-deficiency/"one-action" issues.

Frank has represented a wide variety of owners, developers, landlords and tenants, from individuals to national corporations, in complex matters involving partnership and joint venture disputes, contract actions, Section 17200 (Unfair Competition) claims, construction matters, and real estate issues, including purchase and sale, options, development agreements and lease disputes. He has brought and defended a wide variety of writ of mandate proceedings, including challenges to local government decisions and CEQA actions. Frank has represented homeowners and developers in cases involving land subsidence. Frank has extensive trial experience, including a five-week trial for a national developer to recover government fees.


Frank obtained his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law at Boalt Hall.

Bar Admissions

  • California