Frank A. Mayer III


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4632    Fax: 215.981.4750

Frank A. Mayer, III, is a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Mayer focuses his practice on counseling regulated business enterprises including tax-exempt organizations, with a special emphasis on financial institutions.

Mr. Mayer’s practice is in the areas of bank regulations, international banking, bank insolvency, receiverships and related business disputes, public finance and corporate finance. His clients represent an array of industries, including financial institutions, health care, real estate, telecommunications, sports, utilities and energy. Mr. Mayer also counsels business enterprises with respect to their relationships with federal, state and local government.

Mr. Mayer began his career in private practice, and later was a partner with several Philadelphia law firms. In 1991, he joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he was a senior attorney and acted as senior counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). His FDIC and RTC assignments included acting as a bank closing attorney, as general counsel to bank conservatorships and receiverships, the litigation of complex multi-state financial institution-related civil actions, and service on the National Bank Fraud Working Group. After six years with the FDIC, he then became a consultant with the AXA Group, counseling the company on federal and state legislation of interest to financial institutions, insurance companies and investment banking firms.

Mr. Mayer joined then-Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell’s staff and was corporate chair of the Philadelphia Law Department, where he supervised 20 deputies and a team of 225 attorneys and staff in the Commercial, Health and Human Services, Tax and Regulatory Affairs Units. Mr. Mayer then served on Mayor Rendell’s gubernatorial campaign as co-chair of its Tax Policy Committee and as a member of its Finance Committee. He chaired Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s transition team for the Office of the Finance Director, and helped lead the transition team with respect to Philadelphia’s Law Department.

Mr. Mayer serves on the Philadelphia Revenue Commissioner’s advisory board, as well as the boards of the Vidocq Society, the Delaware River City Corporation and Lorman Education Services, for which he participates in the approval of the granting of the Certificate of Banking Compliance.


  • LL.M., Taxation, Villanova University School of Law, 1985
  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1977
  • B.B.A., with honors, Temple University, 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas