Ronald P. Wargo is a partner with Friedemann Goldberg LLP. His practice focuses on estate planning, business law, intellectual property law, and sports and entertainment law. He has expertise in estate planning for high net worth individuals, including sophisticated trusts, business planning, income and transfer tax planning, and charitable endeavors.
Mr. Wargo is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He has practiced law since 1998 and is admitted to the bar in California and Wisconsin.
Mr. Wargo received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings School of Law. He has published numerous articles and delivered lectures on various aspects of estate planning, business, intellectual property and tax law.
Mr. Wargo has been included in the 2018 and 2019 Best Lawyers in America for his work in Trusts and Estates. Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Mr. Wargo as a “Super Lawyer” each year from 2014-2018 and named him a “Rising Star” in 2011 and 2012. The North Bay Business Journal named him to its inaugural “40 Under 40” list in 2007.
Mr. Wargo has nearly 20 years experience as an attorney for clients in the business, intellectual property, trusts & estates, and sports and entertainment communities.
Friedemann Goldberg LLP’s Business practice provides full service counsel on all areas of transactional and organizational matters to individuals and institutions. Our clients encompass a wide variety of business entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and sole proprietorships and those seeking to form them.
Sports & Entertainment
Friedemann Goldberg LLP’s Sports & Entertainment practice handles complex agreements, copyright and trademark matters, entertainment licensing, and mergers and acquisitions of companies. We advise our clients, which include well-known sports and entertainment talent, as well as production companies, on a variety of entertainment and media issues.
We represent clients with wide-ranging needs in regard to complexity - from the high net worth to those with more traditional needs – with the same level of care and courtesy as we would expect for ourselves. We strive to relieve our clients’ concerns and ensure the maximum level of asset security through decreased tax liability and thoughtful generational wealth transfers.
We are dedicated to maximizing the value and security of our clients’ intellectual property. We advise and represent clients in trademark, copyright, trade secret and litigation matters, and our attorneys work closely with our clients to meet their particular needs at all stages of development.