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Hartford Brown, is a shareholder in Klinedinst’s Los Angeles office. His law practice focuses on providing legal counsel in business, real estate, and intellectual property transactional and litigation matters. Mr. Brown acts as outside general counsel to a number of his clients, providing advice in a variety of areas, including M&A of privately-held companies, including stock purchase and asset purchase agreements. He also handles real estate corporate transactions, intellectual property protection and litigation, employment matters, and negotiating and drafting a variety of other agreements critical to his clients’ business. He previously served as Managing Shareholder of Klinedinst’s Los Angeles office, and also was a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Specifically, Mr. Brown represents business owners in numerous fields, including technology and e-commerce, real estate development, hospitality and hotels, banks and credit unions, film production and post-production
and video game development and sales, as well as in a variety of other business segments, including venture capital and manufacturers of consumer products.
With respect to transactional matters, Hartford’s areas of representation include negotiation and drafting of real estate, intellectual property and other contracts, corporate structuring and governance.


Mr. Brown’s clients also look to him to handle litigation critical to their overall growth and success. Litigation matters Mr. Brown handles include real estate disputes, corporate litigation, and intellectual property disputes. He
also has significant experience defending product liability claims made against manufacturers of consumer products, cosmetics, and household appliances, as well as manufacturers and distributors of products used in the construction and healthcare industries.

Hartford attended the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Keble College, Oxford University. He received his B.A. in European History in 1994 from the University of San Francisco, before earning his J.D. at Tulane University School of Law in 1997. Additionally, he is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association and the American
Bar Association, and has been licensed to practice law in California since 1997.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 55%
    19 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    19 years
  3. Business: 20%
    19 years

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  • John Edward Tiedt

    Mr. Brown is one of the most intelligent lawyers I have encountered. He is ethical and he works very hard. When I send Mr. Brown a client, I know he will do an excellent job. I highly recommend Mr. Brown.


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  • Max M Alavi

    Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Klinedinst PC

777 South Figueroa Street 28th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV- RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Who's WhoStrathmore1999
Certificate of Advanced Study and Training in MediationTulane University Law School1997
Certificate of Advanced Study & Training in Comm. ArbitrationTulane University Law School1997
Best Oralist, First Year Oral ArgumentsTulane University Law School1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderKlinedinst PC2002 - Present
AssociateSeyfarth Shaw2000 - 2002
N/ABustamante, O'Hara & Gagliasso1998 - 2000
Clerk/AssociateBrown & Brown1997 - 1998
MediatorPeninsula Conflict Resolution Center1997 - 2000
ExternLouisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeals1996 - 1997
Summer InternLaw Offices of Cotchett, Pitre & Simon1995 - 1996
VolunteerAdvocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers Associated WorldwideAmericas Regional Representative2015 - Present
VistageMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers Associated WorldwideMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Motion Picture & Television Fund PANMember2009 - 2011
Tahoe-Reno International Film FestivalBoard Member2006 - 2008
Peninsula Conflict Resolution CenterMediator1997 - 2002
Tulane Law School ADR CommitteeStudent Representative1996 - 1997
Tulane Law SchoolHonor Board Representative1996 - 1997
Moot Court Honor SocietyParticipant1995 - 1996
University of San Francisco Debate SocietyCo-founder, Vice President1993 - 1994
Hic Habitat NewsletterEditor1992 - 1992
Publication nameTitleDate
Centralian AdvocateNT Law Firm Eyes Pine Gap2010
Acting in Young HollywoodInterviewed In "The Players" Chapter2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of San FranciscoEuropean History & St. Ignatius InstituteBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Oxford UniversityCentre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Keble CollegeN/A1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Junior Lawyers NetworkMarketing and Managing Client Relationships2016
Annual General MeetingHow Does Your Firm Drive Marketing Efforts Through Social Media?2015
Annual General MeetingBuilding Your Online Profile2015
The Bob Pritchard Radio ShowHow to Protect Your Company's Intellectual Property2013
Be The Media Radio Show"Title Wave" Episode of Radio Show- Trademarks & Branding2010
Overview of ProducingLegal Issues for Producers2009
Overview of ProducingLegal Issues for Producers2008
Lawyers Associated Worldwide, Americas Regional MeetingMarketing, Business Development and Cross-Selling- Different Approaches in Different Jurisdictions2008
Lawyers Associated Worldwide Annual General MeetingFace-to-Facebook: A Primer on Social Networks2008
Tahoe/Reno International Film FestivalFilm Financing: Getting the Support You Need2006
San Diego Film FestivalThe Million Dollar Movie Pitch2006
Tahoe/Reno International Film FestivalIndie Film Packaging2005
Rhetorical Criticism ConferencePresented Paper1994