Gary B. Freedman is a sole practitioner in the areas of elder law, probate, estate planning, corporate law and real estate law. He is an advisor to many nonprofit agencies on charitable giving through Estate planning. Mr. Freedman is the former solicitor for the Register of Wills office in Montgomery County, and has lectured for banks and insurance companies on trust and estate planning topics. He is a member of the Philadelphia (member, Estate Planning Section, Family Law), Montgomery County (member, Estate Planning Section, Family Law), and Pennsylvania (member, Estate Planning Section, Family Law) bar associations. Mr. Freedman earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees, as well as his LL.M degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, and his M.A. degree from Boston University.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can: