Frankie Jones primarily practices in the areas of real estate, land use and business law. He regularly represents developers, investors and owners in connection with a wide range of real estate transactions including the acquisition, financing, developing, leasing and disposition of commercial properties. His representation of lenders includes new commercial mortgage loans, servicing matters, workouts and foreclosures. Mr. Jones also maintains an active land use and zoning practice in which he regularly represents clients in matters before zoning commissions, planning boards, boards of adjustment and elected boards, as well as in litigation involving issues surrounding real property. His business law practice includes the representation of clients in a wide range of matters including entity formation, the drafting and negotiation of general business agreements and alcohol and tobacco regulatory matters. Additionally, Mr. Jones has experience representing clients in litigation matters involving municipal liability, premises liability, insurance defense and general commercial disputes.
Immediately prior to rejoining Smith Moore Leatherwood in 2014, Mr. Jones was in-house counsel in the Investment Law Group of a Fortune 250 financial services company where he focused on new commercial mortgage loans, servicing matters, leasing, workouts and foreclosures.
Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as president of both the Black Law Students Association and the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. He received his bachelor's degree from Davidson College, where he was a James B. Duke scholar and a starting defensive back on the football team.