From very early in my own childhood, I was aware of a dramatic difference in my father’s ‘job’ versus those of other moms and dads. While others told stories of business, accounting, banking or law, my father told stories of history and families that had amassed great collections of furniture, artworks, jewelry and decorations. And while growing up this way seemed different than others, it was forever fascinating to hear about. My earliest recollections were of the bankruptcy of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the sale that emanated from that historic collection of railroad memorabilia. When it came time for me to consider a career, while becoming a member of Freeman’s seemed very attractive, I decided to explore the worlds of financial services and the implementation of technology into enterprises.
While these careers were satisfying at an economic level, I always felt a draw towards the family business, but could not clearly identify how I could assist with what was an already established and going concern. When my father courageously invested in a new business plan for Freeman’s that allowed for greater compartmentalization within the business, my path was clear. Freeman’s needed a person to introduce the firm’s increasing capabilities to the estate planning and administrative functions of the trust departments of banks, attorneys, financial advisors and the like. With the tremendous success achieved by our departmentalization, I have never looked back. I myself have been involved in some very interesting estates and am eager to build upon the successes achieved by our specialists.
Sam Freeman serves as a Senior Vice President of Freeman's Trusts & Estates department. Mr. Freeman specializes in estate planning and administration as they relate to personal or collectible property.
Mr. Freeman joined Freeman's in 2005 to further develop the Trusts & Estates department, becoming the seventh generation of the Freeman family to follow in the footsteps of Tristram B. Freeman, the company's founder. With over 30 years of professional experience with finance, insurance and technology, his primary experience in sales and customer service. Mr. Freeman brings a solid understanding of managing delicate relationships and customer relationship management to the Trusts & Estates department.
Mr. Freeman is serving his third term as a board member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council as well as being an active member of Estate Planning Councils around the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, he is involved with various charitable organizations and assists in their fund raising efforts at events throughout the year. He enjoys spending his free time at the New Jersey Shore and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.