LITIGATION

Friedemann Goldberg LLP works to resolve disputes quickly and without the need for litigation. There are some matters, however, when all other dispute resolution avenues have been exhausted, that can only be resolved inside a courtroom.

Our understanding of our clients, their businesses and their concerns aids us in representing them through mediation, settlement conferences and, if needed, trial.

With multi-million dollar litigation experience and victories, we prepare diligently for trial and our attorneys have appeared in state trial and appellate courts across California, US District Court, US Bankruptcy Court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.

Our clients include banks, insurers, corporations and individuals in all matters which arise from financial transactions.

Our litigators have commenced and defended litigation involving banking, contract, fraud, business torts, construction law, real estate, U.C.C., unfair business practices, loan foreclosure and collections, creditor’s rights, and complex business disputes. We also have expertise in trademark, copyright, employment, and probate litigation.

Areas of Focus


Our trust and estate litigators represent clients (beneficiaries, executors, and trustees) in all aspects of trust and estate litigation, including mediations, arbitrations, and trials regarding estate and trust disputes. We approach all trust and estate litigation cognizant of the emotional toll that such disputes can take on the parties. With this in mind, our approach is to attempt to resolve these matters in as "low-key" a manner as possible, while being prepared to prevail at trial if necessary.


Our banking and business litigators represent clients in all aspects of commercial litigation involving banking, commercial and entertainment law across the state of California. While we make every effort to resolve disputes without litigation, there are matters in which it cannot be avoided. In such cases, we prepare diligently but efficiently, and utilize all resources at our disposal to reach a favorable outcome for our clients.


Our bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorneys represent clients in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation involving dischargeability, preferential transfers, liability of debtors for wrongful acts and breach of contractual obligations across the state of California. We strive to be creative to help our clients recover what is rightfully theirs.

Team Members

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John Friedeman has more than 30 years experience representing businesses and commercial enterprises.

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Kyle Fisher has large amounts of experience with a wide range of business litigation matters, especially related to unfair trade practices.

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Stephanie Hess has led numerous business litigation matters in all phases of state and federal courts.

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Marci Reichbach is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale University School of Law. She is experienced in matters of business sale, contracts, unfair practices, and entity formation.

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John MacLeod has handled business litigation matters such as breach of contract, patent infringement, vendor agreements, and fraud.

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David Meeker leads Friedemann Goldberg LLP's Sacramento office and is highly experienced in business law matters relating to wire transfers, Commercial Code disputes, and commercial real estates.

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Mia Shirley has represented lenders in transactional and regulatory matters involving documentation, consumer agreements, and sales.

Recent Articles

At every political rally, there are a host of vendors selling myriad t-shirts, buttons, and bumper stickers festooned with slogans and candidate names. This year, one of the two principal presidential candidates has monetized the business of politics. The other candidate has not.

In late 2015, Donald J. Trump registered the word mark TRUMP for “political action committee services, namely promoting public awareness of political issues,” and “fundraising in the field of politics” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He subsequently assigned the trademark to DTTM Operations LLC, the personal LLC that owns the Trump branding for all of his other business ventures, such as Trump Tower and Trump brand cologne. . . .