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Mr. Frank D. Prestia graduated Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors) and as Top Graduating Philosophy Major as an undergraduate and on the Real Property Law Society from St. John's University School of Law School in 1996. During that time, he also worked for two law firms, interned with the New York State Appellate and Supreme Courts and the United States Attorneys Office, Eastern District, and was published in the New York State Real Property Law Journal, as well as later serving as President of his law school's Justinian Law Society Alumni Association.


As an avid chess player (1989 Nassau County Championship High School Team and 1991 Bi-Regional Collegiate Chess Tournament Championship Team), Frank naturally gravitated to computer chess machines and later to computers.  By the time he was in college, he was not only playing chess on computers, but he studied programming, built his own computer and was even a computer tutor and later founder of a computer hardware distribution company.


As internet commerce became a reality and continued to evolve, Frank became involved in legally compliant website development (contractual terms of use, privacy practices and legally compliant marketing) and business litigation.  His experience in these fields led to his current positions as an officer and In-House Counsel for an internet based company.


Languages spoken: Italian

Practice areas

  1. Internet: 45%
    16 years
  2. Business: 30%
    25 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    25 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    25 years

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Contact info

4742 42nd Ave Sw # 548
Seattle, WA, 98116-4553


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Director's ClubThe Phoenix Companies1998
Laurel Wreath AwardThe Phoenix Companies1997
Rookie of the YearThe Phoenix Companies1997
Director's ClubThe Phoenix Companies1997
Summa Cum LaudeState University of New York, College at Geneseo1993
Craig Knoche Award ScholarshipSUNY Geneseo Philosophy Department1992
NY-PA Bi-Regional Collegiate Chess Tournament, First PlaceNY-PA Collegiate Chess Organization1991
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial ScholarshipRoslyn School District1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
In-House CounselMelting & Filling Equipment, Inc.2006 - Present
President & BrokerPrestia Group, LLC2006 - 2009
Managing AttorneyLaw Offices of Frank D. Prestia2005 - 2009
PresidentPrestia Franchise Consulting2002 - 2004
Co-Founder & Vice PresidentDelray Lady, Inc.2000 - 2002
Founder & PresidentXanadu Properties, Inc.1999 - 2004
Founder & PresidentPrestia & Associates1996 - 1999
Legal AssistantLaw offices of David W. Graber1994 - 1995
Legal AssistantLaw Offices of Beth Alice Swendsen-Dowd1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State of Washington: Division of LicensingLicensed Real Estate Instructor fo CE Credits2006 - 2009
Commercial Brokers AssociationBroker2006 - 2008
NorthWest Multiple Listing ServiceBroker2006 - 2008
King County Bar Association, Real Property SectionMember2005 - 2008
King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionMember2005 - 2008
Rotary Club of Roslyn, NYMember1997 - 1999
Justinian Law Society Alumni AssociationPresident1997 - 1998
Queens County Bar AssociationMember, Non - Attorney1996 - 1998
Real Property Law SocietyMember1995 - 1996
Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association: General Practice, Solo & Small Firm DivisionHandy Tips for Any Home Purchase2007
American Bar Association publicationBuilding Financial Independence on a Bubble?2007
New York Real Property Law JournalYellowstone Injunction Tolls Time For Cure, Not Time For Renewal1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
State University of New York, College at GeneseoPhilosophyBA1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Justinian Law Society Alumni DinnerAttorney as Social Architect1998