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David C. Freinberg

One Riverfront Plaza
1037 Raymond Boulevard
Sixteenth Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone:  973.491.3314
Fax:  973.491.3480
885 Third Avenue
Sixteenth Floor
New York, New York 10022


Mr. Freinberg was LeClairRyan's Chief Executive Officer from 2011 through February 2016. He continues to serve on LeClairRyan’s leadership team, and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. During his tenure as CEO, the firm grew to nearly 400 attorneys and is now a full-service commercial firm with 25 offices stretching from Boston to Atlanta on the East Coast, Detroit to Houston in mid-America, and Los Angeles to Sacramento on the West Coast.

Mr. Freinberg focuses his practice on transactional matters, including general business matters such as entity formation, business acquisitions and sales and financings, and commercial real estate. His commercial real estate practice includes the representation of real estate investors, developers, lenders, landlords and tenants located throughout the United States, especially the structuring and negotiation of acquisitions, sales, leasing, joint ventures and financings. Mr. Freinberg has extensive experience in commercial leasing, representing landlords and tenants of office, retail, industrial and warehouse space.

Mr. Freinberg is a member of the Alumni Representative Committee of Columbia College and the board of directors of the Alumni Association of The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Newark, New Jersey
  • Seiden Wayne, Newark, New Jersey

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association


  • Listed in New Jersey Monthly Magazine's Super Lawyer Section
  • Listed in Corporate Counsel - Top Lawyers
  • Listed in National Super Lawyers Business Edition
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Real Estate Law, 2012–2016

Related Industries


  • M.B.A., Columbia University Graduate School of Business
  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A., History, Columbia College

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York