Our Professionals

Gary S. Freed

Managing Partner

Gary S. Freed is Managing Partner of Freed Grant LLC. For more than 37 years he has resolved business-related disputes and has been actively involved in the Atlanta and Georgia legal community.

Gary focuses on business and “business divorce,” restrictive covenant, real estate, employment, and probate issues. He has represented large corporations to budding entrepreneurs with success. Judges, athletes, developers, newscasters, nightclubs, insurers, manufacturers, attorneys, entertainers, trade associations, credit card processors, musicians, politicians, accountants, realtors, restaurateurs, bankers, heirs, and more have look 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.

Thomas C. Grant

Partner

Thomas C. Grant is a Partner with Freed Grant LLC and a member of the Business Litigation and Entertainment Law practice groups. Tom helps business people handle business problems—avoiding them when possible, resolving them when sensible, and going to the mat to fight when necessary. He is an aggressive business litigator who specializes in the areas of technology, intellectual property, and real estate litigation. He also routinely counsels clients in the areas of contract drafting and negotiation, data breach liability and response, and employment matters including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. In addition, Tom often applies his business litigation skills to disputes in other sectors of the economy, in cases involving fraud, RICO, corporate governance and ownership, dissenter’s rights, unfair competition, and debtor-creditor issues.

Ian J. Platt

Partner

Ian J. Platt is a Partner with Freed Grant LLC. Ian is a business attorney, with more than 20 years of diverse experience representing clients in organizational formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, debt financing, equipment leasing, procurement, technology licensing, professional services agreements, compliance, and more. He has assisted clients ranging from sole proprietorships to large corporations in the finance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, business services and other sectors. Ian’s broad experience includes prior practice at an Am Law 100 law firm and in house at a national finance company.

Gerald T. Chichester

Associate Attorney

Gerald T. Chichester is an Associate Attorney with Freed Grant LLC. Gerald has a strong background in business law, litigation, non-patent intellectual property, and public sector entities, which equips him to handle a wide range of business-related issues and inquiries. Gerald has successfully litigated on behalf of both public and private entities in actions concerning title to land, garnishment, disciplinary matters, and alleged ethics violations. Gerald has counseled clients on probate matters, compliance with construction statutes, and matters concerning copyright and trademark registration and infringement. Gerald couples his litigation and counseling background with transactional experience dealing with non-disclosure agreements, intergovernmental agreements, and intellectual property licensing agreements to best represent clients, regardless of the nature of their issue.

Candy Y. Covington

Paralegal and Office Administrator

Candy Y. Covington is a Paralegal and Office Administrator at Freed Grant LLC.  For over twenty years she has assisted attorneys in the areas of litigation, business and corporate law, labor and employment and insurance defense.  She has actively participated in all aspects of the litigation cycle from inception of the case through discovery, trial and appeal and worked independently with clients to gather documentation and information.