Our Team | Norman Friedland
Norman M. Friedland is an attorney with 30+ years of experience in high-level corporate finance/venture capital/technology transfer matters. Since joining Kanen Law Firm in 2012, Mr. Friedland has advised the firm's private and business clients on matters of for-profit and non=profit corporate law, general litigation and bankruptcy. Mr. Friedland’s clients have included visionaries and entrepreneurs such as Dr. Edward Currie (co-founder of the personal computer industry, Altair and LifeBoat International), David Pall (Pall Corporation) , Albert Nerken (Veeco Instruments) ; Wendel Wendel (Starnet International), Larry Trachtenbroit (Planet Java); David Mantel (Zomba) , George M. Low (NASA), Dr. Stephen Martin (Polar explorer and WHO epidemiologist) and Celebrity Chef Will Goldfarb. Mr. Friedland’s investment banking/investment advisory/private equity transactional experience includes matters involving Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Capital (and affiliates) , Jeffries, DE Shaw, Palm Ventures, Sterling Partners, First Boston, Tucker Anthony, Janney Montgomery Scott, William Blair, Montgomery Securities, Robertson Stephens, Lehman Brothers , Renaissance International , GH Venture Partners , Mill River Partners, Virtus Global (Mumbai and NYC) and Kendrick Pierce.
During his career, Mr Friedland has worked with scientists and investigators at institutions such as Rockefeller University, John Hopkins University, MIT, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and Columbia University; world-class researchers, including, Dr. Edith Widder (2007 McArthur Genius Award recipient), Dr. Arie Lavie (Chief Scientist of Israel) and Dr. Luc Montagnier (2008 Nobel Laureate for discovery of AIDS virus); public and private for-profit enterprises, including Periphonics /Nortel, Symbol Technologies/Motorola, Computer Associates , University Patents, CRC Press, Drishtee (New Delhi) , Tritium Financial Information Systems, Einstein Bagels, PopGadget, NetCom Data, Winergy Power, Fresh Diet, Culinary Health Initiatives, ARich, CarePath, Bajalia.
Mr. Friedland is the founder and CEO of SeaChange Venture Philanthropy Partners, L3C (www.seachangevp.net). SCVPP promotes transactions/relationships between foundations, not-for-profit organizations and high-growth for-profit companies to identify and more efficiently deliver, on a global scale, socially significant technologies and solutions in areas of healthcare, the environment, energy and education. In recent years, SCVPP has worked with not-for-profit institutions such as T. J. Martell Foundation, NSF International, Ocean Research Conservation Association, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Lois Joy Galler Foundation for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, American Gastroenterology Association, The Schepens Eye Research Institute at Harvard), Bayraju Foundation (India), The Lisa Woodward Foundation (Ethiopia) and The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Mr. Friedland’s work with social entrepreneurs includes serving as a judge for Duke University’s Social Entrepreneur Competition, and has lectured on global social entrepreneur matters at graduate business schools that include the University of Chicago, New York University, Columbia University, The Roy Crummer Graduate Business School at Rollins College and The Indian School for Business (Hyderabad).
Mr. Friedland began his legal career at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, and was a partner of Shea & Gould. He graduated from New York University School of Law, where he was a John Ben Snow Scholar and a Root-Tilden Scholar. Mr. Friedland served as General Counsel to New York State Urban Development Corporation. Mr. Friedland is a member of the New York Roadrunners, and over the past decade has participated in more than 100 events, including NYC Marathons, raising thousands of dollars for Challenged Athlete Foundation and other charities. His novel, The Jesus Scroll, was release for e-book publication in Spring, 2013.