January 26, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 26

Gary M. Freedman

Gary is co-chair of the firm's bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice group. He 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, and trustees. Gary 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.

Gary 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, Gary 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.

Most recently, Gary has been involved with a number of health care insolvencies, including representing the official committee of unsecured creditors and then the liquidating trustee in In re Campbellton-Graceville Hospital Corporation, the official committee of unsecured creditors committee in In re  Americore Holdings, LLC, et al., and the patient care ombudsman in In re Senior Care Centers, LLC.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Gary M. Freedman