Bruce A. Friedman, Esq.

T: 310-392-3044
F: 310-396-7576
Real Property

Bruce A. Friedman, Esq. has handled a wide range of real estate matters, both as a neutral and litigator. During his career, he established himself in the legal industry as a highly respected strategist who draws from past experience to find creative solutions to the complex issues that often come up in real estate matters.

Mr. Friedman’s clients rely on his evaluative style when reviewing the merits of their cases, and depend on his careful attention to detail when reviewing the facts, knowing that he gives due consideration to all sides. His respectful demeanor quickly gains the confidence and trust of his clients, as well as easing the tension between parties, creating a relaxed environment that enhances the prospects of resolution.

Representative Matters

  • Disputes involving purchase and sale transactions, including claims of specific performance and breach of contract
  • Claims related to disclosure of unpermitted construction, geological issues, construction defects, zoning and use restrictions
  • Claims against real estate professionals with respect to disclosure of agency relationships, property defects, failure to communicate offers, unauthorized signatures on sales documents, valuation, and escrow practices
  • Title insurance claims involving title, easement, possession and improvements
  • Environmental and pollution related issues with respect to use, sale, and leasing of commercial property
  • Lease disputes involving issues of use, exclusivity, compliance with design and construction conditions and possession
  • Disputes with respect to mortgage foreclosure, financing, and credit lines secured by real estate
  • Insurance disputes arising out of claims with respect to construction defects, fire, earthquake, subsidence, mold, flood and other damage claims related to real property
  • Class action involving claims against real estate companies under the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act 
  • Class action disputes as to financing related practices in the underwriting and servicing of mortgages and lines of credit

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Honors
    • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2014-present
    • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Business Litigation, 2004-2012
    • Recognized as a “Rising Star,” California’s Top 50 Neutrals, Daily Journal, 2013
    • Leading Lawyer in Insurance: Insurer Firms, California, Chambers USA, 2004-2012
    • Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles, Best Lawyers, 2012
    • Leading Lawyer in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Law, Best Lawyers, 2005-2012
  • Memberships and Professional Affiliations
    • Adjunct Professor, Arbitrator Advocacy, University of Southern California School of Law, 2017
    • Rutter Insurance Litigator Contributing Editor, Third Party Coverages, D & O, Personal & Advertising Injury, Professional Liability
    • Mediator on the Mediation Panel, USDC, Central District of California, 2012-2017
    • Arbitrator, Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA), 2013-2016
    • Member on Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability, Directors and Officers Liability, and Fidelity and Surety Law, American Bar Association Litigation Section and TIPS Section, 1985-present
    • Board of Directors, Public Counsel, 2003-2007
    • President and member of the Board of Trustees, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 1989-2006
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Paragon International Insurance Brokers, Lloyds of London, 1996-2002
    • President and member of the board, Hope-Net, an interfaith and homeless charity, 1989-2001
    • Top 10 plaintiff’s verdict in California, 1996
    • President and Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 1987-1995
  • ADR Profiles

Background and Education

  • Partner and Co-Chair, Complex Litigation Department, Bingham McCutchen, 2007-2012
  • Partner, Managing Partner, General Counsel, Chair of Litigation Department, Alschuler Grossman, 1995-2007
  • The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011
  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., with honors, Claremont McKenna College


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