Profile

Frannie is a Member of the Public Finance & Government Services Practice Group, a team of accomplished lawyers from various practice areas providing comprehensive, responsive advice regarding the complex legal issues and challenges faced by state agencies, political subdivisions, school districts, municipalities, and authorities.

Focusing her practice on public finance as well as nonprofit and corporate law, Frannie also practices in the Corporate & Tax and Charitable and Non-Profit Groups.

What does Frannie do for Clients?
Frannie has extensive experience serving as bond, borrower, institution and underwriter’s counsel to issuers, colleges, universities, schools, health care institutions, state agencies and investment banking firms. The services that she has provided include:

  • Advised clients with the issuance, offering, structuring, remarketing and restructuring of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities and other debt instruments;
  • Counseled clients on corporate policies, best practices and corporate governance;
  • Served as outside general counsel to numerous nonprofit organizations, including colleges, universities, charter schools and foundations, advising them on fiduciary duties, contract issues, compliance concerns and general corporate reviews;
  • Ensured contracts, policies and procedures are implemented and effective.

What do Clients have to say about Frannie?
“As the President/Executive Director of a national non-profit organization, Frannie Reilly has provided our organization much needed legal services for many years. In serving as counsel for Sunshine Foundation, we have always felt confident that whatever challenges we face Frannie is there to have a critical, detailed, and meticulous eye in any situation and give sound legal advice. As we have discussion on items of attention, Frannie is always objective and careful to weigh options and work with us on our expectations and how we can have reasonable and legally founded results. Having many unusual challenges these past couple of years through the pandemic, knowing our attorney, Frannie Reilly, was always available to help guide myself, our Board, and our Staff in keeping our program active in such trying times has been of critical service to the Sunshine Foundation. All of us at Sunshine Foundation are grateful for Frannie’s role in helping us to continue our mission”. – Kate Sample President, Sunshine Foundation

How does Frannie spend her free time?
When not practicing law, Frannie is an adjunct professor at La Salle University (Masters of Science in the Nonprofit Leadership program). She teaches the Law and Ethics course and Capstone course.

Frannie is dedicated to giving back to her community and is involved in several nonprofit organizations. Most notable is that she is the founder and President of the Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to ensure teachers and students continue to promote innovation, creativity and excellence, especially in difficult economic times.

Frannie enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children at the beach, at home in Swarthmore and cheering them on at their sporting events.

EDUCATION

Lehigh University, magna cum laude, B.A.

Villanova University School of Law, J.D.

HONORS/AWARDS

Philadelphia VIP Champion Award, Community and Economic Development, 2016

Community Service Award, Swarthmore Rotary Club, 2014-2015

2012 Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer

Pro Bono Honor Role for her work with Philadelphia VIP LawWorks

Pennsylvania Rising Star, Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics

Winner, Best Brief, National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition

Volunteer of the Month, Philadelphia VIP, August 2010

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Delaware County Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Women in Public Finance

Moot Court Executive Board, Villanova University School of Law, Member

Phi Beta Kappa, Lehigh University, Member

Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools, President

Strategic Planning Advisory Team, Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, Member

Philadelphia VIP Engagement Committee, Co-Chair

Tyler Arboretum, Board Member

Haven Youth Lacrosse, Board Member

COURT ADMISSIONS

United States Tax Court

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey