Alan Freeland focuses his practice in three principal areas: transactional business law representing limited liability companies, corporations, and general and limited partnerships in their formation and day-to-day operations; real estate law representing retailers, property owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals with an emphasis on commercial real estate transactions; and intellectual property law representing publishers, authors, and designers.

In his transactional business law practice, Alan negotiates a broad array of arrangements, including employment, independent contractor, and agency agreements; service and consulting agreements; purchase and sale contracts for complex industrial and electronic equipment; and a wide range of communications, technology, and software agreements for cellular and privately owned telephone companies.

In his real estate practice, Alan has primary responsibility for all legal aspects of the formation, completion, and operation of major retail developments such as One Rodeo and Two Rodeo in Beverly Hills and One Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena (acquisition, development, commercial and retail leasing, financing, construction, store buildout, and management). He also negotiates collateral project agreements such as theater and restaurant tenancies and contracts to acquire and install art and sculpture in such developments.

Alan negotiates intellectual property agreements for vendors, licensors, and purchasers, including licensing and sublicensing, development, and collateral licensing for retail products.

He has spoken before the California Telephone Association, Western Rural Telephone Association, American Newspaper Publishers Association, California Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Association of American Publishers on real estate and transactional topics. Alan is one of three authors of “Americans with Disabilities Act: A Practical Guide for Employers” (CEB 1992) and is co-author of “Public Access Considerations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act,” California Business Law Practitioner (Fall 1991).

Thought Leadership


  • Author, “Work Made for Hire Trap in Independent Contractor Agreements,” Client Alert, February 20, 2009
  • Co-Author, “Americans with Disabilities Act: A Practical Guide for Employers,” 1992
  • Co-Author, “Public Access Considerations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act,” California Business Law Practitioner, Fall 1991


  • Speaker, Easement Acquisitions and Condemnation Practice, California Communications Association’s Suppliers Tech Expo and Engineering/OSP Roundtable, May 4, 2007

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • American Counsel Association
  • California Lawyers Association, Real Property Law Section, IP Law, and Business Law Sections