Gary is Managing Partner of Freed Grant LLC. For more than 40 years he has resolved business-related disputes and has been actively involved in the Atlanta and Georgia legal communities. He is listed in the 2023 Best Lawyers in America® for his practice in Financial Services Regulation Law.
Gary focuses on business legal matters which include “business divorce,” restrictive covenants, real estate, employment, and probate issues. He has represented businesses that range from large corporations to startups with success. Gary also is one of the limited number of Atlanta attorneys with a practice in Asian business matters.
Professionals from a wide array of industries have looked to Gary to help them in challenging times. These include owners, managers, C-level executives, physicians, athletes, developers, newscasters, nightclub operators, insurers, manufacturers, attorneys, entertainers, politicians, accountants, realtors, restaurateurs, bankers, and heirs. As a trained mediator, Gary has addressed disputes in mediation, arbitration, and state and federal courts, in more than 27 states. Gary has been recognized consistently in Martindale-Hubbell as an AV® Preeminent Rated; Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite; and Georgia Super Lawyers.
Gary believes strongly in giving back to his profession and community. He has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, and of the Access to Justice and Professionalism Committees. He has actively served the DeKalb Bar Association (President, Treasurer, Board, CLE Chair, Law Day Chair, Judicial Liaison Chair, founder Annual Bench & Bar Dinner). He also has been a member of the Atlanta Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Emory Lamar Inn of Court; DeKalb Lawyers Association; Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys; DeKalb Chamber of Commerce; Leadership DeKalb; Lawyers Foundation of Georgia – Fellow; Atlanta Bar Association Foundation – Fellow; National Association of Chinese Americans; Old Warhorse Club; American Jewish Committee, ATL Board; and Drew University Alumni Board.
In the community, Gary has served on the board or as an officer in several homeowners’ associations, including Druid Hills, Briarwood Hills, Lions Gate and Spence’s Field. Gary has been active in the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; The Temple, Finance Committee; and has been chair or co-chair of several political and judicial campaigns. Gary coached soccer and baseball and actively played softball in several leagues for over 36 years.
Drew University B.A. 1981; Emory University School of Law J.D. 1981.
Admitted to practice in Georgia and New York.
Gary is married to Rui Li Freed, and he is the proud father of four children. He has been a member of The Temple since 1982.
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