Jump to Navigation

Robert L. Freeman

Robert L. Freeman

Partner
Location:
Omaha, Nebraska
Phone:
402-978-5217 (Direct Dial)
402-341-6000
800-544-6041 (Toll Free)
Fax:
402-341-8290
E-mail:

Bob is one of those attorneys clients want in their corner through the most important matters, transactions or transitions in their lives. He is a highly effective problem solver, analyzing complex problems strategically, then offering specific solutions and steps to achieve a client's goals. He communicates clearly, often "translating" legalese into comprehensible analysis and recommendations so clients know exactly what their options are.

Big projects usually involve different and unique mixes of financial, commercial, legal, interpersonal and practical issues that must be sorted through and prioritized. He always employs a "team" approach, working effectively with key business and family members, other professional advisors, and including other expert members of the Fraser legal team. Typical of competitive and busy people, Bob likes to get things done, knowing there are always more challenges ahead.

Examples of a few of his Projects include the structuring of the public-private partnerships in Omaha which formed and today govern Omaha's arena, convention center, baseball stadium and major sporting events; multi-generational family business successions; business acquisitions and sales; business break-ups; and non-profit organizational representation and "turn-arounds".

Bob was a contributing author to the 2010 "Inside the Minds" series on Family and Business Succession Planning. Among his current Community involvements are leadership in Omaha's sporting events scene; and he leads the ultra complex Tri-Faith Initiative, the intentional co-location of three houses of worship and placement of an Interfaith Center amongst them.

Areas of Practice

  • Sports Law
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Trust & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Governmental & Administrative Affairs

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1979
  • California, 1978

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • B.A. - 1975

Classes/Seminars

  • Periodic presentations on business and estate planning issues

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers (Corporate/Commercial–Band 1, 2003-present) (peer review)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Sports Law (peer nominations)
  • Selected to Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions), 2009 - 2014
  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Real Property Section, and Probate & Trust Section
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Real Estate Section, and Estate Planning Section
  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association, Treasurer, 1990 - 1991
  • Omaha Bar Association, Public Service Committee Chair, 1985 - 1987
  • Leadership Omaha - Alumni Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Omaha Sports Commission - Executive Committee
  • Juvenile Diversion - Executive Committee, Chair
  • Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha, NE - Board Chair
  • Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America - Executive Committee
  • Nebraska Legal Aid - Past Co-Chair, Capital Campaign
  • Salvation Army - 2004 Fundraising Cabinet
  • Dundee PTA - Past Co-President
  • Temple Israel - Past Board President

Bob Freeman

Position: Partner

Email
402-978-5217

Practice Areas

Admitted

1979

  • Nebraska

1978

  • California

Education

LAW SCHOOL: Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1978

COLLEGE: University of Nebraska, B.A., 1975

Robert L Freeman MH

undefined

Bob is one of those attorneys clients want in their corner through the most important matters, transactions, or transitions in their lives. He is a highly effective problem solver, analyzing complex problems strategically, then offering specific solutions and steps to achieve a client's goals. He communicates clearly, often "translating" legalese into comprehensible analysis and recommendations so clients know exactly what their options are.

Big projects usually involve different and unique mixes of financial, commercial, legal, interpersonal, and practical issues that must be sorted through and prioritized. He always employs a "team" approach, working effectively with key business and family members, other professional advisors, and including other expert members of the Fraser legal team. Typical of competitive and busy people, Bob likes to get things done, knowing there are always more challenges ahead.

Examples of a few of his projects include the structuring of the public-private partnerships in Omaha which formed and today govern Omaha's arena, convention center, baseball stadium, and major sporting events; multigenerational family business successions; business acquisitions and sales; business break-ups; and nonprofit organizational representation and "turn-arounds."

Bob was a contributing author to the 2010 "Inside the Minds" series on Family and Business Succession Planning. Among his current community involvements are leadership in Omaha's sporting events scene; and he leads the ultra complex Tri-Faith Initiative, the intentional co-location of three houses of worship and placement of an Interfaith Center amongst them.

Bob Freeman's direct dial number is 402-978-5217, and his long-time assistant is Nicole Urkoski at 402-978-5337.

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers (Corporate/Commercial–Band 1, 2003-present) (peer review)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Sports Law (peer nominations)
  • Selected to Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions), 2009 - 2016
  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1979 - Business Law Section, Real Property Section, and Probate and Trust Section
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 1979 - Business Law Section, Real Estate Section, and Estate Planning Section
  • State Bar of California, 1978 - Business Law Section
  • Omaha Bar Association, 1979 - Treasurer (1990-1991), Public Service Committee Chair (1985-1987)
  • Leadership Omaha - Alumni Association

Presentations and Publications

  • Periodic presentations on business and estate planning issues

Other

  • General Counsel, MECA
  • General Counsel, Crane Trust
  • Omaha Sports Commission - Executive Committee
  • Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha, Nebraska - Board Chair
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Creighton University Law School
  • Juvenile Diversion Program - Co-Founder
  • Temple Israel - Past Board President
  • Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America - Board
  • Dundee PTA - Past Co-President
  • Salvation Army - Fundraising Cabinet
  • Nebraska Legal Aid - Past Co-Chair, Capital Campaign

Expand All Sections