Hugh Freund has more than 35 years of experience representing and counseling individuals and multigenerational families in their business, personal, investment, estate planning, real estate, philanthropic and fiduciary matters. In addition, he has acted as a senior counselor to on- and off-shore families and their business entities, overseeing and supervising their investment, legal and accounting professionals.

Mr. Freund also has a sophisticated art law practice that includes the representation of private and public art galleries, dealers in both the primary and secondary art markets, visual artists (both painters and sculptors) and collectors, as well as commercial real estate developers for agreements for large-scale indoor and outdoor sculpture commissions.

Mr. Freund’s broad-based real estate practice includes advising and representing prominent owners, developers and investors in sales, acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, real estate partnerships, development projects, syndications and conversion of properties to cooperative, condominium and homeowner association ownership forms.

Mr. Freund is currently a member of the Board of Overseers of The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, a trustee of The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. and an Honorary Trustee of The Parrish Art Museum. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Mr. Freund to be a Director of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation through December 2012 and, also at Mayor Bloomberg’s request, served as a Commissioner of The Art Commission of the City of New York in 2004 through 2006.

  • New York
Professional Activities

Director, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, 2006-2012; Commissioner, New York City Art Commission, 2004-2006; Alumni Representative, The Buckley School; Member, Board of Advisors, Checkerboard Foundation; Executive Committee, Dartmouth College, Class of 1967; Board of Overseers of The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College; Trustee, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc.; Honorary Trustee, The Parrish Art Museum; Recognized in Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning & Probate.