Jane has been practicing corporate and transactional law for over 25 years. After spending 7 years at large Boston law firms, Jane moved in-house, first to Raytheon and then to OneBeacon. During this time, she honed her corporate legal skills and business acumen to oversee major business deals, board issues, SEC matters and contracts (among other areas) and provide advice and support to her business colleagues on operational issues, finance matters, real estate and more. Today, Jane helps clients navigate legal matters so they can make intelligent (and profitable) business decisions, while reducing their overall risk and liability.
Aside from her day job, Jane serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees at Emma Willard School. In the past, she has served as a Trustee, Co-Chair of the Governance Committee, and on the Executive Committee, of EWS, as well as a director of other non-profit boards. Jane also sits on the board of a private B2B/B2C company and the advisory board of a national private real estate management firm. She often speaks on women’s issues and corporate law issues, including lecturing on U.S. corporate law in Eastern Europe for the School of American Law of Chicago-Kent Law School.
Jane’s a member of the American Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the Wellesley Lawyers Network and The Boston Club. She’s a member in good standing of the New York State and Massachusetts bars. For the past 7 years, Jane has been voted a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. She was also selected as a member of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts, the Top Women in the Law and received the Leaders in the Law award from Lawyers Weekly.
Jane Freedman Law, LLC is a certified Women-Owned Business as designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. Jane attended Wellesley College (cum laude) and Suffolk University Law School (Dean’s List, cum laude). She attended the University of Geneva in Switzerland for one year and is fluent in French.
When Jane is not working, she spends her time running, biking, playing tennis, skiing, traveling and hanging out with her husband, Jeff, and two super-cute kids (Julia and Josh) their crazy golden retriever, Jasmine, and their Corgi puppy, Sir James Oliver (or Jamie).