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


  • Represented the largest unsecured creditor and chaired the creditors committee in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a national consumer-electronics retail chain. 

  • Represented a private-label credit card provider in many retail bankruptcies throughout the country.

  • Represented several guarantors in connection with the restructuring of over $450 million in securitized loans relating to more than 200 apartment buildings in San Francisco held by more than 30 limited partnerships.  This matter involved senior debt, junior debt, the bankruptcy of certain entities, foreclosures on certain real property, restructuring of debt, as well as litigation in state and federal courts.

Commercial Transactions

  • Represented lenders, as agents, in numerous senior-secured syndicated financing transactions with credit facilities ranging from $5 million to $100 million.  The financings included a combination of term loans and revolving loans as part of front-end transactions and complex restructurings.  The transactions involved a variety of collateral, including basic hard-asset collateral, intellectual property collateral, agricultural collateral and collateral located internationally.  Many of the deal structures required addressing intercreditor and stockholder issues, with deals often including numerous guarantors, domestic and international. 

  • Represented online mortgage lender in dissolution and wind down of its operations and negotiation of liquidation with its lender. The matter involved in excess of $300 million.

  • Represented manufacturing company with a major initiative in China to establish a new entity in a Chinese province. This major undertaking required reviewing, drafting, and negotiating documentation with representatives in the United States and China.

  • Represented national bank and created portfolio of forms relevant to a guaranteed loan product.

  • Represented online lender in a securitization. This was a complex transaction involving in excess of $300 million in loans.