Bryan J. Freedman

Founder, FTLLP

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Bryan J. Freedman

Bryan J. Freedman was selected as an inaugural Variety500 2017 honoree. The Variety500 is an unranked international professional index of 500 business leaders shaping the global 600 billion dollar entertainment industry. Professionals are indexed based upon nominations received from the Variety editorial board, industry leaders, data and research.

Bryan J. Freedman was selected as one of the most influential entertainment litigators in the country by The Hollywood Reporter in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and in all twelve years has been named in the Top 100 Power Lawyers list. Additionally, Bryan was recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020, a peer-based award reserved only for the top 5% of all lawyers in Southern California. Also, Bryan has the unique distinction of being 1 of only 22 selected Honorees to Variety’s 2015 Legal Impact Report.

Bryan has been a trial lawyer since 1991 and has extensive experience litigating unique and complex entertainment, real estate, employment and commercial disputes. Bryan’s wide ranging experience, including a vast knowledge of asset based judgment collection, allows the client the opportunity to not only successfully litigate a case through trial but also be able to collect assets to satisfy the judgment through both domestic and international mechanisms and resources. Bryan’s trial experience includes successfully defending numerous large corporations and achieving multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of real estate development companies.

Chosen as a Life Member of the Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who and the National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, Bryan was also recognized by his peers as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2004.

Bryan’s clients include large and small internet-based entertainment companies, motion picture, television and production companies, talent agencies, actors, personal and business management firms, national real estate brokerage companies, real estate development and management companies, national food service distributors, multi-state restaurant companies, banks, financial institutions, and multi-national corporations.

Bryan and his partner, Michael Taitelman (also named a Southern California Super Lawyer and Rising Star) have been friends since their college days at the University of California at Berkeley, and started Freedman + Taitelman, LLP in 1997 to provide the same large firm litigation expertise and aggressiveness along with smaller firm client attention and efficient cost management. Bryan takes an active role in all matters and focuses on effective strategies to help his clients attain their goals.


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