Fridman law group

Outside General Counsel for Startups and Creative Agencies




About Us.


We are a boutique law firm that provides detailed, careful support in a wide range of complex legal matters for a fraction of the big-firm cost. We work to create long-lasting relationship with our clients. We operate as if we were a part of your team, and we do our best to make our work follow the tone and approach of your business. We also consult with our clients' operational teams on how to build long-term legal solutions, so they can keep the pace of business flowing.

We represent entrepreneurs, creators, consultants, investors and businesses of all types. Whether you need a quick review of a contract or guidance on your next investment round, we offer streamlined, efficient legal counsel at a fraction of the cost of our competitors.

With over a decade of experience in the startup and creative agency world, we understand the speed at which you need counsel. We can also work within your budget under flexible billing arrangements.


(212) 620-0935



169 Bowery
New York, NY 10002


Areas of Practice


Film & Interactive Entertainment 

Corporate Structuring & financing


Trademark & Copyright Registration

Virtual reality & Technology


The Team

Licensed to practice in New York and the district of columbia.


Iliya Fridman

Prior to founding Fridman Law Group in 2004, Iliya was an associate at DeForest & Duer (now a part of Anderson Kill & Olick) where he worked on a wide array of complex legal issues facing technology and new media companies, including venture capital transactions and intellectual property protection and licensing. Admitted to the New York bar in 1999, Iliya is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Iliya earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Connecticut College and J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Born and raised in Moscow, Iliya is fluent in Russian.


Jacqueline Lefebvre

Jacqueline is an associate at Fridman Law Group. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as the program coordinator for the New York Fashion Tech Lab, and was a research assistant for the Fashion Law Institute. Jacqueline received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as the Senior Writing & Research Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, and published an Article titled: The Need for “Supreme” Clarity: Clothing, Copyright, and Conceptual Separability. Jacqueline received her B.A. in Business Economics and French from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Michael Roy

Michael is an associate at Fridman Law Group. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a sports and entertainment consulting company where he worked on a wide array of sports, entertainment, and business transactions. Michael received his J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he was a member of the William & Mary Business Law Review, named best oral advocate in the Mid-Atlantic region, and inducted into the Order of Barristers. Michael received his B.A. in Communications and Culture with a concentration in Legal Communications from Howard University.


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169 Bowery
New York, NY 10002


(212) 620-0935


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