Bryan M. Friedman

Shareholder

Bryan M. Friedman is a shareholder of Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C. and chairs the firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group.

Practice Groups

  • Corporate & Business
  • Intellectual Property

Experience

Bryan has had extensive business and management experience which enables him to advise clients on legal and business matters. Bryan has represented clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting mergers and acquisitions, implementing and evaluating domestic and international licensing and trademark programs; advising and assisting businesses in start-up, ongoing business and crisis situations; registering and enforcing trademarks and copyrights; forming business entities; negotiating and documenting finance and factor arrangements; negotiating and documenting strategic business alliances such as joint ventures, licenses, production and distribution agreements; negotiating and documenting employment agreements; counseling and drafting shareholder agreements; providing financial crisis management and bankruptcy advice.

Although Bryan has represented clients in numerous businesses, he is particularly experienced and knowledgeable in apparel and action sports. Bryan’s clients have included many prominent California lifestyle brands, as well as many manufacturers, contractors and retailers which operate both domestically and abroad.

Born and raised in South Africa, Bryan was admitted to the South African (Natal Provincial) Bar in 1970.  Bryan practiced law in South Africa from 1970 until 1980, when he moved to California.