Lisbeth Freeman brings a vast range of experience to her legal practice. After spending years in various roles in corporate management, including small businesses, large corporations, and non-profits, Lisbeth graduated from Vermont Law School in 2009 summa cum laude, with a focus on business and tax law. While attending Vermont Law School, Lisbeth was a member of the editorial staff of the Vermont Law Review and published the groundbreaking and frequently-cited article regarding the causes of the subprime credit crisis and resulting crash of the real estate market in 2008, Who’s Guarding the Gate? Credit-rating Agency Liability as “Control Person” in the Subprime Credit Crisis, 33 Vt. L. Rev. 585 (Spring, 2009). In addition, Lisbeth excelled at oral advocacy and competed in the Jessup International Law Moot Court in 2008.
Lisbeth has worked for two large national law firms in the Washington, D.C. area prior to relocating to Southwest Florida. Her experience there included the representation of both large and small businesses, including the leading national retail and communications entities. This representation included advising on tax policy and legislative concerns, tax compliance, audit defense, and tax controversy. Lisbeth has significant experience in assisting businesses in resolving disputes with tax authorities at the national, state, and local level, including sales tax and hotel occupancy taxes in Florida. With respect to small businesses, Lisbeth advised clients on the various considerations of startup concerns as a means of protecting the business entity while limiting tax exposures. This expertise is particularly useful to business concerns in resolving multi-state tax burdens.
Lisbeth also has a deep understanding of estate planning, wills, trusts, and elder law. She has assisted individuals with protecting their wealth while minimizing tax liabilities and is particularly interested in assisting aging clients as they plan for the various scenarios that the elderly are concerned with, including Social Security, Medicaid, long-term care, and asset protection.
Admitted to the Bar in Florida, New York, and Washington, D.C.