Representing individuals and companies faced with allegations of criminal impropriety, and facilitating internal investigations on behalf of victims of fraud

United States Courthouse
Middle District of Florida

United States Courthouse
Southern District of Florida

Collier County Courthouse

Lee County Courthouse

Miami-Dade County Courthouse

Richard E. Gerstein Criminal Courthouse

Clients feel a genuine rapport and develop a strong working relationship with Mr. Freeman. The resulting attorney-client partnership, based on trust and a shared sense of purpose, can be effective in resolving situations that are often complicated, difficult, and may appear hopeless.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar
  • Economic Crime
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Real Estate/Mortgage Fraud
  • Defalcation
  • Federal Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Political Corruption
  • Aviation Violations
  • Commerce and Export Violations
  • First Amendment
  • Money Laundering
  • Securities Fraud
  • Environmental Investigations

Recent Professional Presentations

Presentation to the Paralegal Association of Florida – SW Florida Chapter, entitled “Recognizing the Warning Signs,” an analysis of events that indicate an impending criminal investigation. (February 2013)

Local Chair of a reception featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (retired), presented by the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society and co-hosted by the Cardozo Society of Collier County. (December 2012)

Local Chair of a reception featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, presented by the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society and co-hosted by the Cardozo Society of Collier County. (December 2011)

Presentation to the Real Estate Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association in skit form depicting the issues confronting a real estate transactional attorney, and highlighting the decisions that eventually lead to his arrest. Entitled, “No one Talks, Everyone Walks,” the play was followed by a discussion as to the purpose and legal ramifications of each of the five acts. (November 2011)

Presented as a skit to the Collier and Lee County Inns of Court, the presentation pertained to an improper withdrawal as Counsel of Record, and improper financial arrangements with clients. (September 2011)

Presentation to the Trial Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association entitled, “Lawyers Gone Wild,” was an analysis of the criminal conduct involving approximately 30 lawyers that led to the disciplinary actions. (April 2011)

Presentation to the Collier County Women’s Bar Association on how to analyze events that indicate an impending criminal investigation. A tutorial for general practitioners, the presentation was entitled “Caution! Recognizing the Warning Signs of Hazardous Conditions Ahead for your Client.” (February 2011)

Past Presentations

Presenter at an American Bar Association seminar in Miami Beach, Florida, on the subject of representation of individuals charged with theft of monies from escrow accounts. The presentation entitled “They Say the Escrow Account Is Short 1.4 Million Dollars,” was made in conjunction with the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and the Title Insurance Litigation Committee.

Presenter at a seminar sponsored by the Association of Internal Auditors in Fort Myers, Florida, on the subject of Fraud from the Perspective of a Defense Attorney.

Presenter at a meeting of the Collier County Democratic Club, and at the annual meeting of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State — Collier County Chapter. The presentation addressed the First Amendment implications of the decision of the Collier County School Board to permit the distribution of Bibles by the Christian Coalition to students in public high school cafeterias during lunch.

New Year, New Rules: Financial Fraud and Healthcare Claims & Fraud Investigations presented in cooperation with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee. (February 2013 – Naples, FL)

American Conference Institutes 6th National Forum on Preventing, Detecting and Resolving Mortgage Fraud. (October 2010 – San Francisco, CA)

First Amendment Lawyers Association - Overview and Update (February 2009 - New Orleans, LA)

18th National Healthcare Fraud Symposium - (May 2008 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Representing the Physician - Advanced Level Seminar featuring presentations on "Fraud Enforcement - An Update" by United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida R. Alexander Acosta, and "Fraud Enforcement - The Defense Perspective" (January 2008 - Miami, FL)

American Conference Institute’s 5th Annual Corporate Counsel Forum on Conducting and Responding to Investigations – Effective Strategies for Addressing Government Inquiries, Enforcement Actions and Allegations of Fraud and Misconduct  (April 2007 – New York, NY)

New York Metropolitan Hospital Association - Meeting pertaining to board oversight, IRS Form 990, Stark Rules and issues pertaining to hospital and physician compliance (November 2007, New York, NY)