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Lewis B. Freeman, Principal   

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

LEWIS B. FREEMAN & PARTNERS, INC.
1992-Present

Principal

Appointed by State and Federal Courts as a Receiver/Trustee to operate and/or liquidate a variety of businesses.  Performs investigations of complex financial matters related to bankruptcy, commercial, and criminal litigation.  Develops and implements overall financial and operational strategies for clients.  Conducts operational reviews of companies to identify and report on problem areas and implements turnaround strategies.

Forensic Accounting and Consulting services provided to several federal and state agencies including the F.T.C., S.E.C., D.O.I., Florida Attorney General Office, U.S. Attorneys Office and numerous law firms and private companies.

Significant Receivership/Trustee appointments include:

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Appointed as Receiver of an E-commerce company, which was     selling web sites for business opportunities.  The    Florida Office of the Attorney General filed suit to close the business as a Ponzi scheme.  Sales were made to in excess of 40,000 individuals all over the world totaling approximately $13 million.

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State court-appointed Receiver for Unique Gems Intíl Corp., a business opportunity fraud and Ponzi scheme that bilked 15,000 investors out of more than $40 million in a 17-month period. Recovered $18 million including $12 million from a Liechtenstein bank

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Accountant in the bankruptcy of an international recording star. Performed a financial investigation of royalties paid and due as part of a dispute with a major publishing company, which resulted in a favorable settlement of $1 million.  Successfully negotiated a reduction in past due taxes with the Internal Revenue Service, significantly reducing the clientís financial liability and eliminating the possibility of criminal tax violations.

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Federal court-appointed Trustee of a 600,000 square foot commercial complex made up of shopping centers, office buildings, and warehouses.  Effectively managed the properties until the estate was dissolved, improving profitability and decreasing the vacancy rate.

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Federal court-appointed Receiver for a $100 million pre-paid phone card company. Duties included observing and monitoring daily operations and compliance with a stipulation between the company and the FTC.  Reported findings to the Court.

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Operational review and turnaround support for gaming facilities on Indian reservations.

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State court-appointed Receiver for a company located in Cape Coral, Florida that defrauded investors of approximately $2 million in a purported mortgage lending business. The Receivership involved disposing of several operating businesses and a loan portfolio.

 FREEMAN DAWSON & ROSENBAUM, P.A.
FREEMAN DAWSON & ASSOCIATES
1973-Present

Principal

Certified public accountant specializing in business counseling, individual and corporate tax planning, bankruptcy and insolvency. Act as accountant for numerous Receivers and Trustees. Prepared financial analysis of complex business transactions.

 

EDUCATION

bulletUniversity of Miami School of Law
Juris Doctorate
 
bulletUniversity of Miami School of Business
B. S. Business Administration

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

bulletLicensed Mediator, Florida 1993
bulletCertified Fraud Examiner (CFE) 1992
bulletLicensed Real Estate Broker 1988
bulletFlorida Bar, Member 1974
bulletCertified Public Accountant (CPA) 1973

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

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Executive Board of Commercial Law League of America Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section

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Founder of the Florida Receivers Forum

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Co-author of "Receivership Manual for the Florida Judiciary"

 
 
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