With more than 22 years’ experience in the corporate world as in-house counsel, he is well-versed in recognizing the needs and concerns of businesses, especially those involved in the production, distribution, and/ or sale of consumer goods and services.
Stuart has served as chief legal officer of three major U.S. corporations involved in consumer goods, insurance, and distribution. He served as general counsel to Sedgwick, Inc., the nation’s third largest insurance broker, for five years. In addition, he has written and lectured extensively on trade regulation and the management of a corporation’s legal affairs and its internal law department, and has assisted in the start-up and management of a number of in-house legal departments.
In the area of business law, Stuart has conducted shareholder meetings and has reviewed press releases, earning reports, and other disclosure requirements of companies belonging to the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ. In addition, he has served as President of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries (New York Region) and the New Jersey Corporate Association, and as Chairman of the New Jersey General Counsel.
In the area of franchise law, Stuart counsels clients who are franchisees or prospective franchisees in evaluating franchise offerings and agreements and assists them with ongoing issues, such as problems with their existing franchisors. In addition, Stuart represents both the buyers and sellers of existing franchises in their purchase and sale negotiations. He has also written and lectured extensively on distribution and franchise law issues.
Stuart is included in the current edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law. He was first selected for inclusion in the publication’s first edition in 1980.
Stuart J. Freedman Elected President of the Rutgers Living History Society
Stuart J. Freedman Honored with Loyal Son of Rutgers Award
Stuart J. Freedman Named President of Rutgers College Class of 1962
Stuart J. Freedman Included in Who’s Who in America
Stuart J. Freedman Included in Who’s Who in American Law
•“Inside, Outside Counsel,” New York Law Journal (October 2, 1989)
•“Advertising Dispute Alternative Resolution,” New Jersey Law Journal (June 20, 1991)
•“Distribution Agreement: The Ins and Outs for Manufacturers and Dealers,” Corporate Counsel Lawcast (April 21, 1997)
•Co-Author, “Terminating Dealer-Distributor Contracts Under No Shelter from Thunder,” New Jersey Law Journal (July 7, 1997)
•Co-Author, “Law Firms Still Don’t Understand Client Service,” Corporate Legal Times (July 1995)
•American Bar Association
•New Jersey State Bar Association
•New York City Bar Association
•N.J. Corporate Counsel Association
•N.J. General Counsel Group
•American Society of Corporate Secretaries
•President - New York Region, 1984-1985
•Professional Liability Underwriting Society
•American Arbitration Association
•National Panel of Arbitrators
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