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Brendon P. Friesen

When you come to Mansour Gavin, you see a family of lawyers that are here to support you. We are always looking at ways to solve or prevent a problem. That involves using our legal resources, but also business relationships and experiences in the community.

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bfriesen@mggmlpa.com

Brendon is a shareholder at Mansour Gavin LPA. Licensed in Ohio and Illinois, he focuses much of his practice on the daily legal strategy within the broad range of his clients’ business needs. He is an accomplished trial attorney, trying many cases to verdict in state, federal, arbitration and international forums. Brendon principally advises corporations and individuals in the following areas:

  • Corporate formation, start-up, governance and structuring
  • Commercial law and transactions (Uniform Commercial Code), products liability, anti-trust and general business disputes
  • Intellectual property transactions, licensing, registration and enforcement for trademarks, copyrights, domains, patents, non-compete agreements and trade secrets
  • Real estate matters including the sale and purchase or real property, residential and commercial leasing and county tax valuation complaints and appeals
  • Creditor’s rights (debt collection), receivership and foreclosure

Brendon is the chair of the law firm’s business and corporate services group. He is also the firm’s liaison to the international law group, Legal Netlink Association (LNA).  Brendon is a member of LNA’s executive committee and hosted the LNA fall meeting in Cleveland in October 2016.

Brendon, his wife Meghan and family reside in Highland Heights. In addition to family time, he enjoys fishing, golf and other sports. Originally from Southern California, Brendon grew up playing water polo and is a two-time NCAA All-American water polo goalie. He remains active in the development of the sport here in Cleveland for both youth and adult players and is a director and officer with the Cleveland Water Polo Club.

Education

  • B.A. from Occidental College
  • J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Involvement

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Director, Cleveland Water Polo Club
  • Executive Committee, Legal Netlink Alliance