Friedman & Springwater LLP
T: 415.834.3807


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1977
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1973 with distinction

Friedman & Springwater LLP
350 Sansome Street
Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94104
T: 415.834.3800
F: 415.834.1044

Hill Buzz Blackett, III

Of Counsel

  • Panelist, "Agri-Business Collateral" Presentation at the Commercial Financial Services Committee of the ABA Business Law Section meeting, 2005.

  • Author, "What Supreme Court Rulings on Adequate Protection and the Absolute Priority Rule Means to Creditors," 1 Banking Law Review 47, Spring 1989.

  • Author, "When an LBO Goes Sour: Assessing the Fraudulent Conveyance Risk in Leveraged Buy-Outs," 1 Banking Law Review 35, Winter 1989.

  • Author, "Supreme Court Rulings Settle Major Issues for Secured Creditors," 1 Banking Law Review 48, Summer 1988.

  • Co-author, "Federal Tax Liens," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Creditors’ Rights in Illinois program, 1980.

  • Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal, 1977, University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

  • President, Board of Directors, Ann Martin Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in Alameda County by providing psychotherapy, educational therapy, and diagnostic assessment.

  • Of Counsel, Board of Directors, Grid Alternatives, a non-profit organization empowering communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and training.

  • Speaker, “The Best Tips & Techniques for Bankruptcy Lawyers When Advising Clients on Loan Workouts in 2011” ExecSense Webinar.

  • Co-author, Blackett, Friedman, Transition Rules Under the Revised Division 9 of the UCC, CEB Case n'Point 1, (December 2000).

  • Co-author, Blackett, Friedman, Foreclosure Under Revised Division 9, CEB Case n' Point, (December 2002).

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell