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  •  Freeland in the Division of a Large Family Farm Partnership 


      Freeland represented one of the two families operated a large family farming operation for over twenty-five years.  When his client his partner to add his name to the farm leases, his partner refused. At that point, the parties decided to end the partnership and the other partner attempted to acquire the partnership leaseholds as he could.

Faced with a difficult, and emotional situation, the farmer came to the firm and avoid to “every partner for himself” strategy imposed upon him. The firm filed suit to orderly wind down the partnership and allow both partners to distribute the Family Partnership equipment, income,
and other assets in a manner to avoid disrupting harvesting and planting seasons. The dispute was resolved without mediation and before it had to be tried in Court. The Firm’s client is farming still, probably better off, having obtained additional property to farm. He anticipates his son joining the operation in a year or two.     

                                                                          

                                                                                                                                     Posted: 4/9/2018

  •  Freeland Martz obtains court approval of $227,190.29 settlement in which the Financial Institution dismissed the claim against the client for payment of a questionable debt.


     "Clients were victims of a scheme which included the forgery of their signatures and an alleged check-kiting scheme in which the clients were unaware of at the time and the perpetrators of the scheme obtained questionable loans in which they attempted to make the clients liable for the losses arising from the scheme. Hale Freeland obtained the bank’s files, challenged issues related to the underlying bank loans and transactions and brought the suit which challenged the loans and sought recovery of the clients' payment of those loans. Reed Martz and Hale Freeland negotiated a settlement of the claims with the financial institution which the court approved. Each party settled for their own particular reasons and was recently approved by a federal court." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Posted: 3/8/2018


  • Freeland Martz restores the inheritance to a wife and son after the daughter who had served as executor attempted to keep the Estate for herself.


       “A successful entrepreneur was diagnosed with cancer and died years ago. His daughter who worked with him opened his Estate which was supposed to go to the deceased husband’s wife, son, and daughter since the husband left with no will. Rather than carry out the 
order closing her Father’s estate, the daughter got her mother, who had lost capacity, and she signed over all their property to the daughter. The daughter cut timber on the property and “drained” equity in the business the Family was supposed to own together. After discovering what had occurred, the brother sought the help of the chancery court.  Through a settlement a few days before trial, restored the inheritances which should have gone to the three husbands. Fortunately, there were sufficient assets, pressure from the court and counsel to accomplish the resolution coupled with a desire of the Family members to end the conflict and reconcile.”   


                                                                                                                                    Posted: 3/8/2018


FIRMS ANNIVERSARY !!!

       We recognize and celebrate the tenth anniversary of the firm this month. Our attorneys and staff have practiced and worked elsewhere for many years. At Freeland Martz, PLLC we are happy that our firm has given us greater opportunities to serve our clients in resolving legal disputes and advising how to avoid disputes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: 17.10.09


  • Freeland Martz obtains court approval of $4,337,598.00 settlement which includes debt relief of $2,857,498.66 and a payment of $1,480,000.00.


     "Clients were victims of bank fraud which included the forgery of their signatures and an alleged check-kiting scheme in which the clients were unaware of at the time they were asked to execute a loan to cover the losses arising from the scheme. Hale Freeland obtained the bank’s files, challenged issues related to the underlying bank loans and transactions and brought the suit which challenged the loans and sought recovery of the clients' payment of those loans. Reed Martz and Hale Freeland negotiated a settlement of the claims with the financial institution which the court approved. Each party settled for their own particular reasons and was recently approved by a federal court." 

                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                     Posted: 17.03.23




  • Freeland helps widow maintain her independence and preserves multi-million dollar estate husband left for her.


        As her husband’s health began to deteriorate, three of a couple’s four children sued them to gain control of their parent’s multi-million dollar 
estate and tried to leave their mother with insufficient funds to even pay her bills, maintain her small home or her modest lifestyle. The daughter who did not file suit brought the mother to our law firm for help. The Chancery Court appointed an independent conservator, secured the family's assets and obtained an adequate allowance for the wife.  After the husband's death, the conflict was resolved, giving the widow the income and assets her husband intended for her.


                                                                                                                                       Posted: 17.03.31

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



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