Bryan J. Gottfredson is a trusted and experienced commercial litigator who is regularly relied upon to resolve his clients’ business-related disputes involving real estate, lending, breaches of contract, and/or corporate issues.
While Bryan’s practice includes all aspects of dispute resolution and litigation, from state and federal court proceedings and trials to private arbitration and mediation, his substantial experience navigating business-related disputes is regularly called upon to aid his clients in pre-litigation resolution. In this capacity, he regularly serves as a corporate general counsel to business owners and executives who rely on him to solve or work through their complex corporate and commercial issues to accomplish their business objectives.
Serving on numerous non-profit Boards over the years, Bryan is an active participant in the Arizona community. He is currently a member of the Scottsdale Charros.
Bryan is also a shareholder and has served as the Managing Partner of Sacks Tierney since 2020.
J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 2006
B.A., cum laude, Economics, University of Arizona 2001
University of Arizona Law College Association: Board of Directors
Hon Kachina Council: Former Member, Board of Directors
“Arizona’s Top Lawyers,” AzBusiness Magazine: Generation Next, 2014, Litigation, 2010
Professional & Industry Memberships
American Bar Association: Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee, Articles and Newsletter Editor, Web Editor
State Bar of Arizona: Executive Committee, Securities Regulation Law Section State Bar of Texas
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Assisted clients in achieving numerous multimillion-dollar buyouts of member/shareholder interests in LLCs and/or corporations, through negotiation, litigation, and/or mediation.
Recovered a significant damage settlement on behalf of a landowner against a title insurance company on claims of breach of contract and insurance bad faith.
Successfully represented a minority shareholder of a closely held business in connection with claims against the majority shareholder concerning breach of fiduciary duty, minority oppression, and judicial dissolution. Defeated numerous business tort and contract counterclaims and successfully obtained a judgment that included an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for the client.
Resolved and settled an unjust-enrichment claim in federal court for a real property owner who sought approximately $1 million in unpaid rent and other damages associated with the unpermitted use and occupancy of a 5,000-acre ranching operation.
Successfully represented a golf course developer in numerous lawsuits involving competing claims to real estate, development costs, and claims asserted by a homeowner association.
Effectively negotiated a resolution for a general contractor in a multimillion- dollar contract dispute regarding the development, construction, and sales proceeds of a golf course and resort community.
Routinely represent lenders and creditors in connection with defaulted loans and collection matters. Frequently utilize pre-judgment remedies and/or receiverships in connection with lending disputes.
Represented many landlords in commercial landlord/tenant matters, seeking rent, other damages, and/or injunctive relief.
In a AAA arbitration, successfully defended a national private school against a $3 million claim filed by a former student alleging various tort theories of recovery.
Prevailed on each contract claim asserted by a homeowners association against a property owner in a dispute regarding interpretation of CC&Rs, and received a final judgment granting his client nearly all of its legal fees and costs incurred in the lawsuit.