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Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLC

Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP   One Park Row Suite 300 Providence, RI 02903 | 15 Franklin Street Westerly, RI 02891
TELEPHONE: 401.453.6400   FAX: 401.453.6411
Carl I. Freedman

Carl I. Freedman

Managing Partner


Phone: 401.453.6400

Fax: 401.453.6411

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The managing partner of Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP, Mr. Freedman leads the firm's Real Estate Group and is a member of the firm's Business, Corporate and Non-Profit Group. Carl represents business clients in all aspects of business, including ownership, governance and succession, acquisitions, sales, licensing and other contractual relationships, reorganizations, joint ventures, and other business transactions. Carl has extensive real estate experience, serving as counsel to developers and property owners in connection with the acquisition, financing, and leasing of residential, commercial, and industrial projects.

Carl is a co-founder of Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP. He was formerly a partner in the Providence law firm of Tillinghast Licht & Semonoff. Carl has been named a leading business/corporate lawyer by the New England Super Lawyers directory and is listed in Montclair Who's Who in North America.


  • Villanova University School of Law (JD, phi beta kappa)
  • Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (MA)
  • Haverford College


  • Honorable J. Sydney Hoffman, Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Bar Memberships

  • Rhode Island


  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Pawtucket City Planning Commission (Chairman)
  • Pawtucket Historic District Commission (Former Member)
  • Board of Directors, Rhode Island Public Radio (Secretary)
  • Board of Overseers and Executive Committee, Moses Brown School (Former Member)
  • Temple Emanu-El (Past President)
  • The Workplace, Inc. (Past President)
  • Brown-RISD Hillel Foundation (Past President)