Resume of

Michael N. Friedman


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Juris Doctor, 1984; Editor, Hale Moot Court Honors Program; Honor's Brief, Hale Moot Court Honors Program
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication Studies, 1981; UCLA Speech and Debate Teams

Professional Experience

HIRSCHBERG & FRIEDMAN, LLP, 1997-present. Partner in small firm concentrating on all aspects of real property, environmental and land use/zoning law and the representation of real property owners, purchasers, sellers, real estate professionals, contractors and developers. Additional practice areas include family law and business and corporate transactions and litigation.

Civic Affiliation

CALABASAS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION, 2006-2009; Commission Chairman, 2007-2008

Professional History

TRUST DEED GALLERY, INC., 2011-2012. In-house counsel for Beverly Hills investment company which purchased commercial real estate and interests in business ventures for investors. Responsible for company's compliance with real estate, employment and tax obligations; document preparation and review; negotiation and structuring of real estate and business purchases and sales.
TDG LAW GROUP, APC, 2011-2013. Small law firm concentrating on real estate mortgage work-outs and foreclosure prevention, including civil litigation and backruptcy proceedings for commercial properties.
UNITED DEFENSE GROUP, LLP, 2007-2011. Of counsel attorney to criminal defense firm specializing in federal white-collar crimes, violent crimes and internet crimes. Responsible for post-conviction evaluation, appeals and petitions for writs of certiorari and habeas corpus.
LAW OFFICES OF ALAN ROBERT BLOCK, 1989-2007. Of counsel attorney to firm specializing in land use practice and real estate litigation. Responsible for complex real estate and CEQA litigation and representation of land developers before the California Coastal Commission and local administrative agencies.
LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL N. FRIEDMAN, 1989-1997. Solo practice specializing in the representation of victims of chemical injuries. Practice involved product liability, premises liability and long-term disability cases. Successful results obtained in cases of exposure to hydrocarbons, industrial solvents and pesticides. Additional practice areas included appellate law, real estate, bankruptcy and insurance bad faith.
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID M. HARNEY, 1988-1994. Project attorney for nationally-renown trial attorney specializing in medical malpractice and automobile product liability cases. Responsible for numerous trial and appeal briefs in catastrophic injury cases and cases of first impression.
LAW OFFICES OF GERT K. HIRSCHBERG, 1988-1994. Project attorney for prominent State Bar defense attorney. Responsible for trial and appeal briefs in State Bar disciplinary matters before the State Bar Court and California Supreme Court.
CALIFORNIA APPELLATE PROJECT, 1989-1992. Court-appointed defense counsel of record in criminal, juvenile and juvenile dependency appeals.
ROSOFF, SCHIFFRES & BARTA, 1986-1989. Associate attorney handling real estate and business litigation/transactions, and insurance coverage/bad faith litigation.
ALEXANDER LEVY, APC, 1985-1986. Associate attorney handline law and motion and trial preparation for high volume title insurance defense firm.
ALAN R. JAMPOL, A LAW CORPORATION, 1982-1985. Law Clerk/Associate attorney responsible for drafting real estate documents, trial preparation, and defending institutional lenders and title insurance companies.