John F. Friedemann

John F. Friedemann is the managing partner of Friedemann Goldberg LLP. He specializes in banking, business, sports and entertainment, and real estate law, both litigation and transactional, and has extensive expertise in matters involving fraud. He has been practicing law since 1984.

A graduate of UCLA and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with distinction, Mr. Friedemann frequently speaks and lectures on banking operations, lending law, loan documentation, contract disputes and Uniform Commercial Code issues.

Mr. Friedemann has taught courses on banking law, and delivered lectures at the University of Southern California Law Center, Loyola Law School, Sonoma State University, and Empire College School of the Law. He regularly speaks on various aspects of the law as a Continuing Legal Education instructor.

He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer more than 10 times by Super Lawyers Magazine, and was honored as an Outstanding Teacher by Sonoma State University for his classes on business law.

Specific Experience

Mr. Friedemann has more than 30 years experience as an attorney for clients in banking, business, entertainment, and real estate matters.


  • Juris Doctorate, with distinction
    • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts
    • University of California, Los Ángeles


  • California
  • United States District Court
    • Northern District of California


  • State Bar of California
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • IR Global


  • Super Lawyers selection 2005-2006, 2008-2019

Speaking Engagements

  • “Rights & Responsibilities for Commercial Tenants,” Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce, May 2017.
  • “Inside the Mind of the Corporate Client,” with David Abramson. July 2016.
  • “The Good, The Bad, and The Unethical,” with Mia Bowler. January 2016.


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