When it comes to legal work, clients often seek an experienced individual who has managed many cases across a lengthy career of successes. As an attorney and managing partner with Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP in New York City, Warren Friss brings more than two decades of expertise to his clients across a successful law career. Before rejoining Ingram in 2012, Friss served as General Counsel to The Topps Company, managing the esteemed company’s legal and compliance functions in addition to launching a new sports division. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law then continued to gain experience with contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, joint ventures and more, all of which provide a broad spectrum of legal counsel services to those seeking Warren Friss’ insights and representation.
At this moment in time, Warren Friss is a top corporate lawyer and partner with one of the top corporate law firms in New York City, Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP, better known as Ingram. While Ingram one of the finest law firms in New York because of its roster of talent, Warren Friss still stands out from the rest. As good as he is working with all types of businesses, Warren has a specialty, in that he is especially adept at dealing with legal issues surrounding sports and athletes.
The desire on the part of Warren Friss to handle sports-related issues likely comes from his experience working as the primary legal counsel and then as an executive for Topps Company, one of the pre-eminent sports memorabilia and card companies in the world. Because he worked with virtually every aspect of Topps’ legal structure, he has developed a strong ability to work with such entities as professional and collegiate sports leagues and other organizations, like players’ associations and sports-related consumer product companies. At Topps, he dealt with licensing, sponsorships and promotions, of course, but he is also highly skilled with personality rights and intellectual property matters.
He currently leads the corporate practice area for top-rated New York law firm Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP (Ingram), where Warren Friss represents all sorts of companies and other organizations in the private and public sectors, as well as non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and senior executives. He can do just about anything for any type of organization because of his experience and his high level of skill. Much of his considerable knowledge and expertise came from his time as a legal counsel and executive for the Topps Company, easily the largest sports memorabilia company in the world.
While Topps Company’s legal counsel, Warren Friss oversaw virtually every aspect of that company’s legal and compliance functions, including contract negotiations, financial transactions, intellectual property, and employment law matters, among other issues. That level of deep and varied experience gives Warren Friss the knowledge and the skill to guide his client businesses, executives and individuals to the best possible outcome in every legal matter, in the most cost-efficient manner possible. His clients trust him to give them the best counsel available.
Over the course of a career that is approaching 30 years now, Warren Friss has dealt with virtually everything having to do with corporate law at one time or another. He is able to lead clients in contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, among many other matters, in part because he has handled all of these at one time or another. Warren also has considerable experience with business formation and regulatory compliance, which makes him a natural when it comes to handling the most important issues that come with starting a business.
Warren Friss is a top-notch lawyer and partner with Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP (Ingram), one of the top-ranked law firms in New York. The firm can boast of attorneys who who are considered by their peers to be one of the best of the best. Yet his high level of skill makes Warren Friss stand out. That is because, over his quarter-century career, he has provided his clients with legal services that feature a unique business-minded approach, he is able to use the skills he has developed over his 25-year career to get the best results for every one of them.
As the leader of Ingram’s corporate practice, Warren Friss represents companies and other organizations in both the private and public sectors. He also represents non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs and start-ups, as well as investors and senior executives. He is able to provide the best possible legal counsel in virtually every area of corporate law. He has dealt with the negotiation of contracts, business formation and regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Warren’s specialty is his ability to work with sports leagues, players’ associations and consumer product companies when it comes to licensing, sponsorships and promotions, personality rights and intellectual property matters.
This prowess with sports may come from the fact that Warren Friss spent a lot of time serving as the general counsel for The Topps Company, which is one of the most prominent sports cards and memorabilia companies in the world. While there, he oversaw virtually every aspect of that company’s legal and compliance functions. However, he also was an integral part of Topps many contract negotiations, its financial transactions, intellectual property, Human Resources, and employment law matters.