Gary Freed

Managing Partner

Gary Stuart Freed is Managing Partner of Freed Howard LLC. For thirty-six (36) years he has resolved business disputes and been actively involved in the Georgia legal community.

Gary focuses on business and “business divorce,” restrictive covenant, real estate, executive employment, and probate issues. He has represented large corporations to budding entrepreneurs with success. Judges, athletes, developers, newscasters, insurers, attorneys, entertainers, trade associations, musicians, politicians, accountants, realtors, restaurateurs, bankers, heirs, and more have looked to Gary to help them in times of crisis. Gary has addressed disputes in mediation, arbitration, and state and federal courts, in more than 27 states. He has a concentration in Asian business matters. Gary has been recognized in: Martindale-Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property and AV® Preeminent Rated; Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite; and Georgia Super Lawyers.

Gary is a trained mediator. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, and of the Bench and Bar, Access to Justice and Professionalism Committees. He has actively served the DeKalb Bar Association (President, Treasurer, Board, CLE Chair, Law Day Chair, Judicial Liaison Chair, founder Annual Bench & Bar Dinner). He also has been a member of the Atlanta Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Emory Lamar Inn of Court; DeKalb Lawyers Association; Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys: DeKalb Chamber of Commerce; Leadership DeKalb: Lawyers Foundation of Georgia – Fellow; Atlanta Bar Association Foundation – Fellow; National Association of Chinese Americans; Old Warhorse Club: American Jewish Committee, ATL Board; and Drew University Alumni Board.

Community Involvement

In the community, Gary has served on the board or as an officer in several condominium and homeowners associations, including Druid Hills, Briarwood Hills and Lions Gate. He has been active in the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; The Temple, Finance Committee; and is and has been chair or co-chair of several political and judicial campaigns.

Education

Drew University B.A. 1981; Emory University School of Law J.D. 1981.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice in Georgia and New York.

Personal

Gary is married to Rui Li Freed, and is the proud father of 4 children.  He has been a member of The Temple since 1982.

Business Litigation