Miami international law attorney Owen Freed, one of the partners at the predecessor to Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, died on a trip to Bogota, Colombia, a family spokeswoman said. He was 84.
The Bayonne, New Jersey, native moved to Miami when he was 11 and graduated from the University of Miami with both his undergraduate and law degrees. He studied for a year in Uruguay and Honduras, where he perfected his Spanish and Portuguese.
Freed practiced international law since he was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1960. He was one of the first bilingual attorneys in Miami and represented many of the first Cuban exiles during the 1960s.
He was a founding partner with Arky, Freed, Stearns, Watson, Greer, Weaver & Harris, which later became Stearns Weaver. He left in 2012 at 79 to start his own firm in Coral Gables.
He served as honorary consul to Honduras since 1968.
Freed was survived by his wife, Sheila Reiter Freed, daughter Lesli Helman Schwartz and son Ryan Helman.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Temple Judea at 5500 Granada Blvd. in Coral Gables. Burial is to follow at Mount Nebo Kendall at 5900 SW 77th Ave. in Miami.