Gerald Friedman’s Profile





Focus Areas:

Commercial High Court Litigation


Gerald graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth (now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) in 1978. He completed his articles with Kaplan Loon Solomons & Blumberg and was admitted as an attorney in March 1982. Gerald worked in a law firm specializing in International Banking in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 1982, completing the requisite conversion subjects for the American Bar.

From mid-1983 to 1985, he practised in partnership as Price Soni & Friedman and from 1986 to 1989, in partnership with his wife, Bev, as Friedman & Friedman. Thereafter, he joined his erstwhile Principal, Ruven Kaplan, and practised from 1989 to 2000 as Kaplan Blumberg Friedman Scheckter and thereafter as Friedman Scheckter. Mick Scheckter and Gerald have been friends since nursery school in 1956. Gerald specializes as a Commercial High Court Litigant and has been appearing in the High Court and more recently, the Supreme Court of Appeal, since 1994.

He is a keen cyclist and can be seen most mornings riding with his long suffering cycling group at 5am, summer and winter.

Contact: +27 41 395 8412

Fax: +27 41 363 1727