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


Appellate Litigation

Our Appellate Litigation practice includes representing clients in writs, appeals and lawsuits challenging and defending the actions of administrative agencies and courts.  The firm specializes in appellate matters related to the decisions of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), including issues such as jurisdiction and preemption that often arise in review of those decisions.

Our experienced appellate lawyers have argued numerous cases before the California Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Our appellate lawyers have clerked on federal appellate courts, written and spoken extensively on issues of appellate practice, and served as contributing authors to scholarly treatises on related subject matter. We are familiar with the unique procedures that govern appeals from the decisions of various state and federal administrative agencies, in particular those of the CPUC.


Friedman & Springwater LLP has special expertise and great depth of experience in all matters relating to bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, including both debtor and creditor representations. Our lawyers have represented secured creditors, vendors and acquirers in both Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts including some of the largest technology companies. We have served on many creditors' committees on behalf of our clients. We represent lenders in the context of bankruptcy proceedings and post-petition financings. We have also assisted parties in acquiring assets in bankruptcies. We are experts relating to the disposition of intellectual property assets in bankruptcy. 

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Civil Litigation

Friedman & Springwater LLP’s Civil Litigation practice encompasses all aspects of commercial, public utility, and general business civil litigation in California state courts and federal courts throughout the United States. The firm has tried numerous cases to verdict and competes favorably with the largest law firms in the country.

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Commercial Transactions

The lawyers at Friedman & Springwater LLP have handled a wide range of commercial finance and equity transactions.  We have special expertise in secured transactions, inventory finance, and sales of credit card portfolios and intellectual property, as well as power procurement and water purchase agreements in the public utility arena. Our lawyers have substantial experience in loan workouts and in representing secured lenders in Chapter 11 cases.

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Regulatory Litigation

Our Regulatory Litigation practice involves proceedings before state and federal agencies; including compliance filings, enforcement proceedings, investigations, complaint proceedings, certificate applications, rate proceedings, rulemakings, industry-wide investigations, and appeals arising from such proceedings. Our lawyers have particular expertise in representing parties before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and in representing parties to appeals arising from proceedings before the CPUC.

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