People / Michael Freyberg

Michael Freyberg is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Denver and New York offices of Haynes Boone. Mike represents a wide range of clients in high-stakes commercial disputes.

Mike’s experience includes representing a renowned New York City real estate developer in a construction dispute against a contractor and surety; defending a corporate staffing agency against claims of breach of a share purchase agreement; assisting lenders and asset managers in connection with various loan disputes; representing both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters; defending an augmented reality company against investor claims seeking specific performance for the delivery of company stock; prosecuting claims under a colocation agreement on behalf of a bitcoin mining company; defending a national hemp distributor in a partnership dispute; asserting breach of warranty claims on behalf of a rubber products manufacturer; and representing a gold mining company asserting contractual rights to mining claims. In addition, Mike’s secondment experience with a national manufacturer, throughout which he directly assisted the company’s general counsel with various substantive matters including corporate transactions, internal investigations, and litigation, provided him with unique insight into the operational and business concerns of his clients. Mike is passionate about pro bono work, and as a member of Haynes Boone's Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, has represented asylum seekers fleeing persecution as well as individuals facing employment discrimination based on minor, decades-old offenses.

Mike graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Cardozo Law Review. During law school, Mike also interned for two federal judges and assisted two law professors by performing research and writing for their academic publications.

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  • “Staying Ahead of the Curve: A Live Look at the Use of AI in Legal Practice,” co-presenter, Haynes Boone webinar, May 4, 2023.
  • "New York City Enacts Law Affecting Enforceability of Certain Commercial Lease Guaranties for COVID-Affected Businesses," co-author, Haynes Boone client alert, May 29, 2020.


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2019, Articles Editor, Cardozo Law Review

B.A., University of Michigan, 2014


Judicial Extern for the Honorable Susan Wigenton, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2018

Judicial Intern for the Honorable Sarah Netburn, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2017


New York


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Haynes Boone Celebrates More Than 15,000 Hours of Volunteer Work for ABA Pro Bono Week
October 23, 2023

A Honduran mother and her three children faced threats of violence and discrimination in their home country and needed help winning asylum in New York. A domestic violence shelter in Utah was trying to expand its reach and serve hundreds of additional families. Throughout 2023, Haynes and Boone, LLP attorneys volunteered more than 15,000 hours towards causes like these as part of its robust pro bo [...]