Leora B. Freire, a shareholder with the firm, focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, complex foreclosure matters, products liability and personal injury litigation.
Ms. Freire, who joined the firm in 2005, has represented clients of all types in an array of complex matters. Having represented small-business owners and Fortune 500 companies, Ms. Freire has experience in working to resolve litigation while also keeping clients’ business considerations at the forefront. She has prosecuted and defended disputes in state and federal courts throughout Florida in a wide variety of legal areas, including breach of contract claims, fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, non-competition claims, complex foreclosure matter, personal injury claims, and product liability claims. She also has experience in handling dissolution of business organizations, including partnership, corporate, and limited liability company dissolutions.
Her Florida professional involvement includes serving as a member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, where she also serves as president. She is also a past president of the Palm Beach County chapter of the organization. She is currently appointed to serve on the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee of The Florida Bar, is a graduate of The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, and has previously served on a local Florida Bar Grievance Committee. At the county level, she has served on multiple committees of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, including having served as co-chair for the commercial litigation section of the 2014 and 2015 Bench Bar Conferences.
She is a member of the 2007 Class of Leadership West Palm Beach and a 2011 graduate of the Emerging Leadership Project.
At the national level, she is an active member of NAWL, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and has served on several committees for the organization. She is a graduating member of the 2013-2014 Leadership Institute class of Meritas, an international organization of law firms. She also is a named fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2014|
|Up and Comer||South Florida Legal Guide||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Florida Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Shareholder||Richman Greer, P.A.||2005 - Present|
|Associate||Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas||2003 - 2005|
|Law Clerk to Judge Joseph Quinn||Monmouth County Courthouse||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers||President||2016 - Present|
|Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy||Fellow||2015 - Present|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Meritas Leadership Institute||Graduate||2013 - 2014|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)||President||2012 - 2013|
|Florida Bar, Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County||Participant- Emergeging Leadership Project||2009 - 2011|
|Florida Bar, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee||Member||2008 - 2014|
|Leadership West Palm Beach||Alumni||2007 - 2007|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)||Director||2006 - 2013|
|Shapiro & Fishman, LLP v. State of Florida||State's investigative subpoena of client's law firm was quashed. Affirmed on appeal.|
|Abramson v. Beer||Petition was denied. My client, Beer, was found to be in compliance with Florida's "resign-to-run" law.|
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|Daily Business Review||Injured kids can seek compensation regardless of waivers||2013|
|The Palm Beach Post||Attorney seeks to help women in law, business||2012|
|Richman Greer Website||Much Ado About Nothing…Why Assignments of Mortgage play no role in the Foreclosure process in the vast majority of cases||2011|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Rutgers University||Administration of Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|