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 and may appear hopeless.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law – White Collar
- Criminal Law
- Healthcare Fraud
- Financial Fraud
- Real Estate/Mortgage Fraud
- Economic Crime
- Corporate Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- Political Corruption
- Aviation Violations
- Federal Grand Jury Proceedings
- Money Laundering
- Securities Fraud
- Environmental Investigations
Panel Discussion in front of the Above Board Chamber of Naples entitled “Workplace Law – How to Stay out of Jail!”
Presentation on behalf of the Dispute Resolution Center to a statewide gathering of Florida mediators in Orlando, Florida, entitled “Part III Discipline: The Florida Rules for Certified and Court-appointed Mediators.”
Presentation of a comical musical skit contrasting the opposing views of Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to the Collier County Inns of Court.
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.
Local Chair of a reception featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, presented by the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society and co-hosted by the Cardozo Society of Collier County.
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.
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.
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, “Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks,” the play was followed by a discussion as to the purpose and legal ramifications of each of the five acts.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
CONFERENCES & SEMINARS OF SIGNIFICANCE
Florida Federal & State Bench and Bar Seminars (Miami, FL)
Cross Examination presented by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. (New Orleans, LA)
Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks presented by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. (New Orleans, LA)
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. (Naples, FL)
American Conference Institutes 6th National Forum on Preventing, Detecting and Resolving Mortgage Fraud. (San Francisco, CA)
First Amendment Lawyers Association - Overview and Update (New Orleans, LA)
18th National Healthcare Fraud Symposium - (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" (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 (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 (New York, NY)