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 our local and global business relationships.

Brendon, a shareholder at Mansour Gavin LPA, holds licenses to practice law in Ohio and Illinois. His practice revolves around crafting effective legal strategies tailored to address the diverse business needs and markets of his clients. As an accomplished trial attorney, Brendon has successfully litigated numerous cases to verdict in various forums, including state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and international arenas. Brendon principally advises corporations and individuals in the following areas:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Banking and finance
  • Healthcare
  • Creditors’ rights (debt collection), receivership, and foreclosure
  • Franchising
  • Corporate start-up, structuring, capitalization, and governance
  • Shareholder, member, and partnership dispute resolution and litigation
  • Regulatory compliance and business counsel for assisted living, nursing home, and residential care facilities
  • Marijuana law and policy
  • Cannabis and CBD regulatory compliance
  • Entertainment law
  • Commercial law and transactions (Uniform Commercial Code), products liability, antitrust, and general business disputes
  • Intellectual property transactions including licensing, registration, and enforcement for trademarks, copyrights, domains, patents, non-compete agreements, and trade secrets
  • Real estate matters including the purchase and sale of real property, residential and commercial leasing, and county tax valuation complaints and appeals
  • Construction law services encompassing negotiating and drafting construction contracts, warranty claims, addressing defects and negligence, as well as mechanics liens

Brendon serves as the chair of the firm’s Business and Corporate Services Group and leads the marketing committee. He acts as the firm’s liaison to the international law group, Legal Netlink Association (LNA), where he holds the role of U.S. President. He previously served as Vice-President and a Director within the organization. Brendon’s involvement extends to hosting the LNA fall meeting in Cleveland in October 2016.

Beyond his professional commitments, Brendon and his family reside in Highland Heights. He values family time and 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 actively engaged in advancing the sport within Cleveland, serving as a director and officer with the Cleveland Water Polo Club, supporting both youth and adult players.



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


  • Legal Netlink Alliance, U.S. President (2024-present); Vice-President (2022-2023); Director (2015-2022)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® (2022-2024)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent rated
  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • Cleveland Water Polo Club, Director and Officer (2013-2023)
  • Aberdeen Community Master Association of Highland Heights, Board of Trustees