Biography

Mr. Friedman focuses his practice on counseling businesses of all shapes and sizes in various aspects of business law, commercial contracts, corporate and real estate transactions. Mr. Friedman worked in global market development prior to practicing law and helped launch and take new technologies to market.

Gene lives in Solon, Ohio with his wife, Ellen, daughter, Adriana, and son Noah. Outside of work, his interests and hobbies include spending time with great friends, world travel and patronizing the arts.

Results
  • Implemented, as part of a team of attorneys, a legal compliance audit for several motor vehicle dealers helping clients to improve their legal risk management.
  • Successfully represented a motor vehicle dealership in an Ohio Attorney General investigation.
  • Represented, as part of a team of attorneys, a software company in breach of contract cases against the client’s customers resulting in successful settlements.
  • Obtained a settlement in litigation involving a breach of an anti-piracy agreement against the client’s former customer.
  • Negotiated debt settlement agreements and forbearance agreements for multiple clients.
  • Represented an elderly widow against an RV dealer that defrauded her, and made the client whole.
Education

Mr. Friedman graduated cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. In law school, he received the coveted CALI Excellence for the Future awards for his performance in Commercial Law and Legal Drafting. Gene was a student-associate in Cleveland-Marshall’s transactional law clinic and a summer extern at John Carroll University, The Office of General Counsel. Mr. Friedman received a B.B.A. with a concentration in Business Economics and graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland State University.

Media

10-min Legal Talk with Gene Friedman on Real Estate Leases

Are you sure your real estate lease is valid and enforceable? When does it need to be notarized? Should you have an attorney involved? Gain more confidence in your lease agreements in this discussion with Gene and Alex.

10-min Legal Talk with Gene Friedman on S-Corps and LLCs

How is an S-Corp different than other LLCs? Gene explains why operating agreements, proper loan documentation, and shareholder salaries are so important, and how managing these well will ensure benefits to an S-Corp’s shareholders such as tax incentives and liability protections.

Admissions
  • All Ohio State Courts