As a senior legal and business executive with comprehensive experience in delivering business-oriented solutions to complex legal, real estate, corporate development and compliance matters, Chad A. Freed serves as STORE Capital’s General Counsel and Secretary.

Throughout his corporate legal experiences, Chad has overseen SEC compliance, corporate governance, risk mitigation, and corporate contractual lease relationships with institutional real estate landlords.

Before joining STORE, Chad worked with Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) since 2004, a publicly traded provider of transportation technician training, where he most recently served as General Counsel, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to that, he held positions with Bryan Cave, LLP, including Senior Associate – Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions, where his practice focused on public company representation, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.

Chad received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and French from Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School. He is admitted to practice law by the Arizona State Bar.