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

Buzz Blackett’s principal area of practice is commercial lending, with a focus on creditors’ rights and restructuring matters. 

Buzz is a frequent lecturer and has lectured for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, Professional Education Systems, Inc., ExecSense, and the National Business Institute.  He was a panelist at the Commercial Financial Services Committee of the ABA Business Law Section meeting in November 2005, speaking on "Agri-Business Collateral"  and spoke on commercial lending documentation at a seminar hosted by Lorman Education Services in August 2006.  He is a co-author, with Ellen Friedman, of Chapter 5 “Remedies” and Chapter 9 “Legal Opinions” in Secured Transactions in California Commercial Law Practice (CEB 2001).

Buzz served as chair and co-chair of the State Bar of California Uniform Commercial Code Committee from 1997 to 1998, and chair and co-chair of the Intellectual Property Subcommittee from 1994 to 1996.  He was adjunct professor of law at the University of San Francisco from 1982 to 1983. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Anne Martin Center and Camp Winnarainbow.

Prior to joining Friedman & Springwater, Buzz was a partner at Murphy, Weir & Butler, Murphy, Sheneman, Julian & Rogers and of counsel at Winston & Strawn LLP. He began practicing law as an associate in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP. He is a member of the State Bar of California.