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Gary M. Freedman

Partner

2 South Biscayne Blvd.
21st Floor
Miami, FL 33131
gary.freedman@nelsonmullins.com

Gary Freedman focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring, receiverships, complex business litigation, creditors’ rights, financial services, commercial foreclosure, director, officer, manager and member liability litigation, and fraud litigation.

He 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...

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Gary Freedman focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring, receiverships, complex business litigation, creditors’ rights, financial services, commercial foreclosure, director, officer, manager and member liability litigation, and fraud litigation.

He 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. He also has extensive experience representing lenders and business entrepreneurs in complex commercial litigation, business disputes, and related transactions.

Mr. Freedman is certified in creditors’ rights law by the American Board of Certification (ABC), which for more than 20 years has certified lawyers in creditors’ rights, business bankruptcy, and consumer bankruptcy. ABC, the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization, is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, and all three ABC certification programs are accredited by the American Bar Association. ABC’s creditors’ rights certification has not been accredited by the Florida Bar, which does not offer a certification in creditors’ rights.

He has been lead counsel in numerous director, officer, and third-party breach of fiduciary duty matters. In addition, Mr. Freedman directed the investigation and recovery efforts in the Nevin Shapiro/Capitol Investments Ponzi scheme bankruptcy cases pending in South Florida. He also has experience in pursuing and defending financial institutions on RICO and money laundering claims.

the Southern District of Florida. He also has extensive experience representing lenders and business entrepreneurs in complex commercial litigation, business disputes, and related transactions.

Mr. Freedman is certified in creditors’ rights law by the American Board of Certification (ABC), which for more than 20 years has certified lawyers in creditors’ rights, business bankruptcy, and consumer bankruptcy. ABC, the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization, is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, and all three ABC certification programs are accredited by the American Bar Association. ABC’s creditors’ rights certification has not been accredited by the Florida Bar, which does not offer a certification in creditors’ rights.

He has been lead counsel in numerous director, officer, and third-party breach of fiduciary duty matters. In addition, Mr. Freedman directed the investigation and recovery efforts in the Nevin Shapiro/Capitol Investments Ponzi scheme bankruptcy cases pending in South Florida. He also has experience in pursuing and defending financial institutions on RICO and money laundering claims.

Gary Freedman focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring, receiverships, complex business litigation, creditors’ rights, financial services, commercial foreclosure, director, officer, manager and member liability litigation, and fraud litigation.

He 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. He also has extensive experience representing lenders and business entrepreneurs in complex commercial litigation, business disputes, and related transactions.

Mr. Freedman is certified in creditors’ rights law by the American Board of Certification (ABC), which for more than 20 years has certified lawyers in creditors’ rights, business bankruptcy, and consumer bankruptcy. ABC, the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization, is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America, and all three ABC certification programs are accredited by the American Bar Association. ABC’s creditors’ rights certification has not been accredited by the Florida Bar, which does not offer a certification in creditors’ rights.

He has been lead counsel in numerous director, officer, and third-party breach of fiduciary duty matters. In addition, Mr. Freedman directed the investigation and recovery efforts in the Nevin Shapiro/Capitol Investments Ponzi scheme bankruptcy cases pending in South Florida. He also has experience in pursuing and defending financial institutions on RICO and money laundering claims.

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, JD (1987)
  • University of Rochester, BA (1984)

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

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  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
    • Banking & Financial Services Committee
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