Frederick W. Gartside


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

B.A., Occidental College with distinction on senior thesis

With a career spanning nearly three decades, Fred Gartside is trusted by middle market companies for their day-to-day corporate legal and contractual needs. He concentrates on general corporate law, reviewing contracts, handling mergers and acquisitions and other significant transactions, overseeing asset purchases and sales, and offering counsel for finance and securities matters.

His clients include entities in the quick-serve restaurant, gas station/convenience store industry, payday lending, textiles, radio, retail brands, asset management and credit default, medical testing and real estate syndication industries, along with individuals in the entertainment industry. He also has extensive experience with low-income housing tax credits and has represented investors in hundreds of transactions across southern California in development, partnership agreements and finance documentation.

Career Highlights

Represented both public and private clients in sales and purchases of other companies, ranging from a few million to hundreds of millions of dollars

Representation of real estate funds, sponsors of at-home medical testing, and a restaurant concept in private offerings

Counsel to borrowers and lenders in all types of financing, including asset-based financing, real estate financing, and debt financing., including representation of the leading lender in the gas station/convenience store/car wash industries

Representation of various companies, including a spirits company in connection with its distributor and manufacturing agreements, a company that sells retail brands in connection with contracts with vendors, licensors, licensees and designers

Representation of individuals in the entertainment industry on general business matters, including preparing joint venture and investment agreements and shareholder and limited liability company operating agreements


American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association