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Gary M. Freedman is a partner of the firm. His primary practice areas include creditor's rights, bankruptcy litigation, commercial litigation and business reorganization. Mr. Freedman has represented debtors, creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, and he served as the Liquidating Trustee in the world's fifth largest cruise line's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Freedman has been lead counsel in numerous director, officer and third-party breach of fiduciary duty matters. In addition, he has directed the investigation and recovery efforts in the Nevin Shapiro/Capitol Investments Ponzi scheme bankruptcy cases pending in South Florida.
Outside of the bankruptcy arena, he has extensive experience representing lenders and business entrepreneurs in complex commercial litigation, business, business disputes and related transactions. Mr. Freedman was Board Certified in Creditor's Rights Law by the American Board of Certification in 2000. Mr. Freedman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester in 1984. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University in 1987. While at Emory, he was the Managing Editor of the Bankruptcy Developments Journal in 1986-1987.
Mr. Freedman was admitted to practice in Florida in 1987. He is also admitted to practice in the State of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Federal Claims Court and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Insolvency Committee, the Construction Committee and the Business Torts Committee of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Freedman has presented seminars in Florida Foreclosure and Related Bankruptcy and Title Issues for the National Business Institute and has authored an article entitled "Bankruptcy Issues Related to Mortgage Foreclosures."
Mr. Freedman joined the firm in 1992. He was born in Hull, Massachusetts in 1962.