Jay W. Freedman

Jay Freedman is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Freedman has a broad-based corporate practice, including mergers and acquisitions and securities regulation. He counsels clients on a variety of matters, including choice of entities upon formation, financing alternatives, employee matters, contracting, and leasing. He leads the Business Law Department in the Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities and Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling Practices. He served as the managing partner of the office from August 2007 to September 2010. He also has an active estate planning and administration practice and is a member of the firm’s Estates & Trusts Practice.

Mr. Freedman has represented small business investment companies, venture capital firms, and privately owned and publicly held companies in all phases of their business activities. He also counsels public company boards on corporate governance issues. In addition, he has represented real estate clients in both their ongoing activities, as well as dispositions to REITs. His clients have been involved in a wide range of activities, including health care, manufacturing, distribution, retail and technology.

In addition to the traditional negotiation and documentation of mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Freedman has been involved in a number of transactions involving pre-merger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Prior to entering private practice in 1968, Mr. Freedman served in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission.

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Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling, 2) Estates & Trusts, 3) FOLEY Private Office, 4) Mergers & Acquisitions, 5) Private Equity & Venture Capital and 6) Transactional & Securities
Law School Yale Law School
Education Williams College (B.A., 1964)
Bar Member / Association the District of Columbia Bar
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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