Gary S. Freed is the Managing Partner of Freed Howard LLC. With 35 years of experience, he concentrates on resolving business disputes and is actively involved in the Georgia legal community.
Gary focuses on restrictive covenant and trade secrets, business divorce, judicial ethics, executive employment, lending, probate and real estate matters. He has represented a variety of clients including high-tech companies, manufacturers, judges, athletes, developers, insurers, Chinese businesses, recyclers, restaurants, and financial institutions. Gary has resolved disputes in mediations, arbitrations, state and federal courts in more than 25 states. He has been recognized in: Martindale-Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property and as AV® Preeminent Rated; Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite; and Georgia Super Lawyers. He is a trained mediator and arbitrator.
Gary is a member of the State Bar Board of Governors and serves on the Bench and Bar and Professionalism committees. He has served the DeKalb Bar Association as President, board member, CLE chairman, Law Day chairman and Judicial Liaison Committee chair. He is also 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; Emory Law School Alumni Association; Drew University Alumni Board; DeKalb Chamber of Commerce; DeKalb Lawyers Association; Leadership DeKalb; Lawyers Foundation of Georgia – Fellow; Atlanta Bar Association Foundation – Fellow; Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; National Association of Chinese Americans; and the Old Warhorse Club.
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 and the American Jewish Committee. He is and has been chair or co-chair of several political and judicial campaigns.
In 1981, Gary earned his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law. He earned his B.A. in 1978 from Drew University.
Gary is admitted to practice in Georgia and New York. He is married with 4 children and has been a member of the Temple for more than 35 years.