Frank Pohl brings more than three decades of legal experience to his real estate, corporate and tax law practice. A dedicated deal maker, Frank seeks to resolve problems and overcome obstacles through diplomatic negotiation.
Frank’s clients include private individuals, small local businesses, large statewide companies and multinational corporations. His deals have ranged in size and scale from $500 million to less than $5,000. Frank is committed to navigating beyond challenges through advocacy that focuses on building relationships as opposed to creating adversity. He is personally interested not only in achieving immediate results, but also in creating long-term relationships with clients and colleagues alike. In an era where the practice of law continues to become more and more specialized, Frank’s objective is to continuously understand his client’s “bigger picture” agenda while seeking to deliver legal solutions that address the variety of substantive law disciplines as needed.
Although Frank is currently focused on transactional law, he spent a number of earlier years exclusively practicing in commercial litigation, where he was exposed to many areas and aspects of business law and dispute resolution. As a result, Frank’s training aids him in remaining ever-aware of analyzing issues from both a litigation and transactional perspective.
Frank is passionate about the law and the clients he serves. He places a premium on developing personal relationships, and strives to deliver individualized attention and service. Having studied abroad, Frank continues to cultivate his network of domestic and international business contacts. Prior to joining Gunster, Frank started, managed and grew his own law firm, Pohl & Short, P.A., and has experienced first-hand what it takes to own and operate a business.
A writer and speaker on business and legal topics, Frank has been in Winter Park for more than 35 years of practice. His familiarity with the local rules and hometown customs aid him in designing practical solutions to local, regional and state-wide client matters.
- AV Preeminent Rating as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
- Business Recognition award recipient, City of Winter Park, 2017
- Winter Park/Maitland Observer, “Fan Favorites,” 2014-15
- Orlando Business Journal, “Central Florida's Best,” 2006-08
- Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, “Legal Eye,” 2012
- Orlando Arts Magazine, “Business Buzz,” 2007
- “Real Estate Issues,” Winter Park Home Magazine, contributing columnist, 2007 to present
- “Real Estate Issues,” Orlando Sentinel, contributing columnist, 1993-2007
- “An Overview of Tax and Legal Issues,” Internal Auditor Magazine, co-author, 2005
- “Chapter One: Initial Considerations in a Real Estate Transaction,” Basic Real Estate Law in Florida, co-author, 2004
- American Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association, Real Estate Committee
- Florida Bar, Real Property, Corporate and Business Law sections
- George C. Williams Inns of Court
- Judicial Circuit Bar, Grievance Committee, past member
- Atlantic Center for the Arts, board of directors, past member
- Coalition for the Homeless, board of directors, past member
- Hamilton Holt Board of Rollins College, board of directors, past member
- The HCF Foundation, board of directors, past member
- City of Orlando Civic Facilities Board, board of directors, past member
- Winter Park Memorial Hospital Foundation, board of directors, past member
- The International Board of Visitors, board of directors, past member
- Rollins College Board of Entrepreneurship, board of directors, past member
- Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, board of directors, past member
- City of Winter Park Real Estate Task Force, board of directors, past member
- City of Winter Park Stormwater Management Board, board of directors, past member
- Florida Symphony Orchestra, board of directors, past member