Gary M. Freedman

Gary M. Freedman

Partner - Tabas, Freedman & Soloff, P.A.

IR Silver Member

Contact Details

Jurisdiction
  • Florida
Address
One Flagler Building 14 N.E. 1st Avenue Penthouse Miami, Florida 33132
United States

Practice Area Membership(s)

  • Insolvency

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Biography

Gary M. Freedman joined the firm in 1992.  Gary focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring, complex business litigation, creditors’ rights, collection defense for judgment debtors, commercial foreclosure, director, officer, manager and member liability litigation, and fraud litigation.  Gary has represented debtors, creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, and he has 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 is certified in creditors’ rights law by the American Board of Certification (ABC), which for over twenty 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.

Mr. Freedman has been lead counsel in numerous director, officer and third-party breach of fiduciary duty matters. In addition, he directed the investigation and recovery efforts in the Nevin Shapiro/Capitol Investments Ponzi scheme bankruptcy cases pending in South Florida.

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

In his free time, Gary enjoys mountain biking, kayaking and coaching his son’s basketball team. He was born in Hull, Massachusetts.

EDUCATION

 University of Rochester, B.A., 1984

 Emory University, J.D., 1987   

 Managing Editor of the Bankruptcy Developments Journal, 1986-1987

BAR ADMISSIONS

 Florida, 1987

 Massachusetts, 1987

 United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1988

 United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993

 U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991

 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1991

HONORS

 AV rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

 SuperLawyer, 2007-2013

 2014 Corporate International Magazine Global Award for Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney of the Year in Florida

 Daily Business Review Most Effective Lawyer Finalist, 2013

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 Gary presented a seminar on Florida Foreclosure and Related Bankruptcy and Title Issues for the National Business Institute.

 Bankruptcy Issues Related to Mortgage Foreclosures - Tabas, Freedman & Soloff, P.A. website.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

In re Capitol Investments USA, Inc. and Nevin K. Shapiro – represented Chapter 7 trustee, Joel L. Tabas, in administering $900 million Ponzi scheme. Through the firm’s litigation efforts, the trustee recovered approximately $41.5 million.  The firm’s efforts also substantially reduced the creditor body allowing the firm to make distributions which will allow unsecured creditors to receive 35% of their allowed claims.

In re Laminate Kingdom, LLC – represented Chapter 7 trustee in litigation against debtor’s former officers and directors and their insurers resulting in a $6.5 million settlement.

In re Solar Cosmetics Labs, Inc., et al. – represented liquidating trustee in litigation against debtor’s former officers and directors, financial advisor and their insurers resulting in collective settlements totaling approximately $4.2 million.

IN THE COMMUNITY

 Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

 Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

PRACTICE AREAS

 Bankruptcy and Restructuring

 Complex Business Litigation

 Creditors’ Rights

 Collection Defense for Judgment Debtors

 Commercial Foreclosure

 Director, Officer, Manager and Member Liability Litigation

 Fraud Litigation

Firm description

Tabas, Freedman & Soloff, P.A. focuses its practice in the areas of business disputes, including complex commercial litigation, business reorganization, creditor's rights, workouts, receiverships, and all matters related to commercial relationships. Our bankruptcy practice includes all aspects of Chapter 11 reorganization, Chapter 7 liquidation and representation of creditors in Chapter 13 individual reorganization, including litigation. Our complex commercial litigation includes business fraud, director, officer, and third party professional claims, accountants liability and contract disputes. Our creditor's rights practice includes collections, assignments for the benefit of creditors, foreclosure, loan workout and the representation of receivers.

We have a diverse client base and are proud to represent individuals as well as local and national companies and financial institutions, large and small. Our attorneys are well experienced in our focus practice areas, and our goal is to provide top quality legal representation in a cost effective way.