Richard A. Friedlander

Richard A. Friedlander


Lang & Klain, P.C.

Recognized since 2007

Scottsdale, Arizona

Practice Areas

Arbitration

Litigation - Construction

Mediation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Construction Law
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Richard A. Friedlander focuses his practice on construction, real estate, complex commercial litigation, and title and escrow disputes, as well as an active ADR practice. Mr. Friedlander is an experienced mediator and arbitrator handling matters in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America for his Alternative Dispute Resolution work, Mr. Friedlander has mediated hundreds of disputes involving construction, real property, title, contract, bankruptcy, insurance, escrow, lending and other complex civil cases. He frequently is selected as an arbitrator (including acting as a panel chair in large multi-party disputes) for construction and commercial disputes. In addition, Mr. Friedlander has been selected to be on the American Arbitration Association’s construction, commercial, mediation, joint venture and master mediation construction panels.

Mr. Friedlander’s construction practice generally involves large, complex, multi-party construction matters and the representation of owners (including public owners), design professionals, general contractors and subcontractors, and consultants in both court and ADR proceedings. His construction experience includes a broad spectrum of commercial projects, including disputes involving highways, sewer/wastewater facilities, schools, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels, office buildings (public and private), jails, and airport projects. Mr. Friedlander has a broad background and experience in drafting and negotiation of construction contracts for all types of private, public and commercial projects.

Location

  • 6730 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 101
    Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Education

  • University of California Berkeley, graduated 1966

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona

Affiliations

  • JOhn C. Lincoln Health Network - Member of Board

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Construction Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Arbitration, Scottsdale (2021)
  • Litigation - Construction, Phoenix (2020)
  • Litigation - Construction, Phoenix (2017)
  • Litigation - Construction, Phoenix (2015)
  • Arbitration, Phoenix (2013)
  • Construction Law, Phoenix (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Arbitration
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Mediation

Special Focus

  • Arbitration
  • Business
  • Business Disputes
  • Commercial
  • Complex Disputes
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate

Awards:

  • Superlawyers Southwest (ADR)
  • Board Chair-Lincoln Health Net.

"Rick has represented our interests extremely well, both in connection with construction litigation (as the owner of a project that went bad when the surety had to take over for the general contractor) and in the contracting phase, providing assistance in negotiating significant construction, architectural, and engineering contracts."

"The City of Benson has been very pleased with Mr. Friedlander. The City has retained Mr. Friedlander to handle difficult litigation matters dealing in the areas of construction and breach of contract litigation. His personal style puts you at ease while working on emotional matters. He is always prompt in answering questions and keeping the client informed. The City of Benson would not hesitate to consult and retain Mr. Friedlander for future matters if outside counsel were necessary."

- Ann Roberts (City of Benson, Arizona), Benson, AR

"Mr. Friedlander is one of the few people I know who have been able to combine an abundance of knowledge in their chosen field, common sense, and true caring for the welfare of their clients."

- Jay Falbo (Eagle Commercial Realty Services, AMO), Phoenix, AZ

"I have known Rick Friedlander for over 13 years and have watched his firm grow as a result of his efforts and talents. He is one of the most thorough lawyers I have worked with and has a keen sense of strategy and planning. He works hard at what he does, represents his clients well, and is always thinking and looking ahead for the benefit of his clients. Outside the office, he is personable, warm, humorous, and accommodating."

- Philip Coppola (Philip S. Coppola & Associates, LLC), Fountain Hills, AZ

"Rick is extremely helpful in providing common-sense solutions to difficult problems. His counsel has been and continues to be very beneficial to Courtland Homes."

- John Wittrock (Courtland Homes), Phoenix, AZ

"Rick is a premier litigator. He has been extremely helpful and insightful. Rick always provides great legal advice, tempered with real-world business experience. I would not change his firm as our local Arizona counsel on commercial litigation matters."

- Jeffrey Bailey (Del Monte Fresh Produce Company), Coral Gables, FL

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