Thomas R. Frantz

Thomas R. Frantz

Mr. Frantz graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Accounting in 1970 and earned his J.D. (1973) from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law.  He obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant in 1973 and received his Masters in Law and Taxation from William and Mary in 1981.  Mr. Frantz currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Williams Mullen. Drawing on his tax background, he also maintains a robust corporate legal practice as a Partner representing multi-national corporations, handling major mergers and acquisitions, and advising corporations on a variety of legal matters.  He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm from 2010 to 2015.  Mr. Frantz was an original principal with Clark & Stant, which merged with Williams Mullen in 1999.  Long active in numerous civic and educational organizations, Mr. Frantz is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Virginia Beach Vision, Cape Henry Collegiate School, Virginia Beach Foundation, Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center and the Hampton Roads Partnership.  He currently serves on the board of the Mason School of Business, the Advisory Board of the William & Mary Business Law Review and the Virginia Business Higher Education Council; he is a member of the Foundation Board of Eastern Virginia Medical School, and is on the Board and Executive Committee of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, the Hampton Roads Business Roundtable and Virginia Beach Vision.  In 2004 Mr. Frantz was honored by the Virginia Beach Jaycees as the 2004 First Citizen of Virginia Beach; in 2009 the William and Mary Law School selected Mr. Frantz for its Citizen-Lawyer Award, honoring his longtime service to the Law School and in 2010 he received the VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads’ Lenora Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding leadership in community service.  Mr. Frantz was appointed to the Board of Visitors in 2011.  Currently he serves as Secretary of the Board.

Email:  tfrantz@williamsmullen.com