Richard E. Freeman, III
Richard E. Freeman, IIIPartner

Richard E. Freeman III is a founding partner of Rheem Bell & Freeman LLP. He has focused his practice on commercial, real property, landlord-tenant and estate litigation. Richard handles all aspects of litigation and arbitration matters from commencement to conclusion, representing both individuals and businesses in state and federal courts, as well as alternate dispute resolution panels, throughout the New York City area. Drawing on his prior experience handling sophisticated business transactions and his background in international economics, Richard is well suited to navigate clients through the most complex commercial actions. His clients commend his thorough and scrupulous approach to resolving their disputes and Richard prides himself on creating tailored strategies to achieve his clients’ goals inside and outside of the courtroom. Prior to joining the firm, Richard spent several years at private firms practicing primarily in the areas of commercial and real property litigation, as well as commercial transactions and residential real estate. After studying international economic law in London, Paris, Brussels and Geneva, Richard worked at the United Nations, Office of Legal Affairs and interned at the general counsel’s offices of Elizabeth Arden and the International Rescue Committee.


J.D. Brooklyn Law School 2007
American University, Washington College of Law
London-Paris-Brussels-Geneva Comparative Law Program
M.A. Fordham University 2005
Adv. Cert. Fordham University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 2004
B.A. Fordham University 2003

Bar and Court Admissions:

California (Pro Hac Vice) 2018
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 2011
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 2011
New York 2008