Mr. Friedman is experienced in litigating a variety of claims at both the trial and appellate levels, including matters related to estate planning and estate administration, real estate and property taxation, RICO and antitrust claims, legal malpractice claims, and issues of ethics and professional responsibility.
- Represented a corporate client in the real estate business in the defense of a multi-year antitrust class action in federal court.
- Defended law firms against allegations of litigation, transactional and estate planning legal malpractice. These matters involve litigation in both state and federal courts.
- Represented a corporate client in the advertising industry in the defense of a breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claim alleging substantial damages in federal court.
- Represented a corporate manufacturing client in the heavy equipment/transportation industry in a claim arising out of a contract to build rapid transit cars.
- Represented a number of attorneys and law firms against claims of legal malpractice and complaints filed with and by the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission.
- Attended London School of Economics, 1964.
- B.A., Brown University, History, 1965.
- J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1968.
- Admitted to the Illinois Bar, 1968.
- Staff attorney for the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Center in Chicago, 1968-1969.
- Associate with Schwartz & Freeman, 1969-1973.
- Associate with this firm, 1973-1977; became a partner in 1977.
- Adjunct faculty of Professional Responsibility at Northwestern University School of Law, 2013 to present.
- “Irrevocable Trusts and Family Limited Partnerships in Matrimonial Litigation” SRR Journal, Fall 2013. Written with Karen L. Levine.
- “How to Respond to an ARDC Complaint,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 92 #10, October 2004. Written with Michael Shakman.
- “Tax Sales and Tax Deeds: A Primer,” CBA Record, Vol. 18, No. 4, May 2004.
- “Reporting Your Partners and Associates to the ARDC,” Illinois Bar Journal, Volume 90, March 2002. Written with Michael L. Shakman and Thomas M. Staunton.