BUSINESS LAW

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.

Beyond business organization, the Friedemann Goldberg team has substantial experience negotiating and drafting all forms of contracts and documenting all kinds of transactions. Our litigation group regularly handles complex commercial litigation matters.

Our understanding of the business environment makes our firm supremely qualified to handle the most complex matters. We understand the urgency of our clients’ needs and strive to achieve their goals with the level of responsiveness which is needed to face the realities of today’s fast-paced business world.

With offices in Santa Rosa, San Francisco and Sacramento, we can meet our clients’ needs quickly and effectively.

Areas of Focus


Our attorneys are on the cutting edge of all aspects of business entity formation, partnership creation, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. We regularly counsel our clients through difficult matters in today’s complex and fast-paced business environment.


Our legal team is highly experienced in handling all facets of purchase and sale agreements, contract drafting, management issues, development agreements, distribution and licensing matters, loan agreements and vendor management.


While litigation is an outcome we always strive to avoid, it is sometimes the only way to achieve our clients’ goals. Our attorneys handle matters involving business torts, breach of contract, fraud, unfair practices, real property litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Team Members

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John Friedemann has more than 30 years experience representing businesses and commercial enterprises.

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Kyle Fisher has extensive experience with a wide range of business litigation matters, especially those related to unfair trade practices.

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Ronald Wargo is highly experienced in matters of business and entity formation.

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Stephanie Hess has led numerous business litigation matters in all phases of state and federal courts.

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Marci Reichbach is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale University School of Law. She is experienced in matters of business sale, contracts, unfair practices, and entity formation.

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John MacLeod has handled business litigation matters such as breach of contract, fraud, and collection matters.

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Mia Bowler has represented lenders in transactional and regulatory matters involving documentation, consumer agreements, and sales.

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Casey Edmondson is experienced in matters of business law, litigation, land use/real estate, and highly-regulated industries.

Recent Articles

Henry Ford was not used to hearing “no.” But that is what the Michigan Supreme Court told him in 1919, when Ford tried to reinvest huge capital reserves of Ford Motor Company into wages and new facilities instead of shareholder dividends. Despite the “business judgment rule” that ordinarily prevents courts from overturning lawful business decisions, the Court did just that, finding that Ford altogether ignored the principle of maximizing shareholder value. Since this famous decision, business leaders have accepted shareholder value as the north star.