Rusty W. Freeland

Rusty W. Freeland

"Our clients benefit from our size and diversity. We have the expertise to skillfully handle almost any legal matter."

Rusty Freeland joined Meyer Capel in 1986. He served as a shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors before becoming “Of Counsel” in January of 2022. He handled many large and complicated business transactions, and often worked with entrepreneurs to select the best form and capital structure for their businesses. Rusty has worked with some of the leading companies in the corn seed and plant biotech industries on license agreements and business acquisitions.

Rusty is also a co-founder of Armory Capital where he participates in all areas of Armory Capital’s business including identifying potential investment opportunities, performing due diligence, designing the structure and negotiating the terms of investment transactions and working with portfolio company management teams.


Community and Civic Engagement

Rusty is active in several local civic organizations. He has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Champaign County Historical Museum, the Champaign Public Library and the Champaign Public Library Foundation.

Personal Interests

He and his wife, Jill, also a University of Illinois graduate, reside in Champaign. They have two sons, Samuel, and Harrison.