Gus Frangos: President & General Counsel-Cuyahoga Land Bank


Gus Frangos (photo courtesy of  the Cuyahoga Land Bank)

Gus Frangos (photo courtesy of the Cuyahoga Land Bank)

Gus Frangos is President and General Counsel for the Cuyahoga Land Reutilization Corporation (Cuyahoga Land Bank). Frangos was the primary drafter of Ohio’s House Bill 294 and S.B. 353, establishing enhanced-capacity County Land Banks and expedited administrative tax foreclosure policy. Frangos graduated with honors from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1982. He served as an associate attorney at Ulmer and Berne law firm from 1982-1986, concentrating in business law and litigation. From 1986 to 1993, Frangos served as City Councilman of Cleveland’s 13th Ward, where he sponsored and passed an array of community development legislation.

In 1993, Frangos was appointed as a Magistrate Judge in the Cleveland Municipal Court, where he served with distinction.

In September 2004, Frangos was retained by the Cuyahoga County Treasurer to craft legislation to help expedite the tax foreclosure process, specifically on vacant and abandoned properties. These efforts resulted in the passage of H.B. 294. He was also the primary drafter of S.B. 353, which established the first of its kind “Land Reutilization Corporation.” H.B. 294 authorized the expedited administrative tax foreclosures of abandoned land through the County Board of Revisions; and S.B. 353 enables the establishment of County Land Reutilization Corporations with enhanced capabilities for the reclamation of distressed properties.

His areas of legal concentration include land-related issues, Constitutional, commercial, real estate, zoning, administrative and business transactional law.

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