Meet the new firm. Same as the old firm (but better).

Stephens Friedland LLP and Texas-based FBFK Law Firm are merging, with each bringing an array of winning strengths to the other. Offices are in Orange County, CA, and in Dallas, Austin and Houston, TX.

Some important things will stay the same. Stephens Friedland’s powerhouse founding partners John Stephens and Todd Friedland will still lead great litigation work for entrepreneurs and global companies in Orange County and Southern California just as they have since joining forces in 2006.

Of course, some important things will get even better. SF will now have access to FBFK’s resources and extensive business law experience. With more than 50 attorneys in Dallas, Houston and Austin, FBFK is unmatched when it comes to intellectual property and commercial litigation, tax planning and employment law – with a specialty in corporate and transactional law, and expertise in cross-state mergers and acquisitions.

FBFK’s culture of client service with a conscience, based on solid core principles, made it a perfect fit with Stephens Friedland. And of course, both firms bring with them attorneys ranked as Super Lawyers, AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, and Best Lawyers in America. It’s a merger of strength and strength, especially as the booming economies of California and Texas continue to interact and grow together.

Stephens Friedland + FBFK. The same, but better.

A business trial lawyer in Orange County for more than 34 years, John Stephens’s practice includes cases involving business dissolution and a wide variety of complex business issues. He has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer, and in Best Lawyers in America, and is an influential “connector” in the Orange County business community as a Group Leader in the national professional organization, ProVisors.  He has also served as the Mayor of Costa Mesa, Calif since March 2021, and on the Costa Mesa City Council since 2016.
With more than 25 years of complex commercial litigation experience, Todd Friedland is a lauded attorney well known for his legal leadership in Orange County. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and strategic counseling including matters related to corporate governance and fiduciary duty, complex contract and manufacturing disputes, trade secrets, unlawful business practices, business torts, and real estate issues. Friedland has served as President, Orange County Bar Association (2016); President, Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund (2017); President, Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Orange County (2020); and has been honored as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County (2018-2023), Best Lawyers in America (2015-2023), and Southern California Super Lawyers (2011-2023). He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.