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Corporate Attorney

Rick is a corporate and business law attorney with a comprehensive corporate transactional practice involving all areas of corporate, business and commercial law. His works includes business planning and startup, entity formation, corporate governance and finance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contracts, transportation, logistics and product distribution, real estate and energy.

Experience

Experience

Local counsel for $200 million sale of large environmental services company and related real estate.

Represented promoter in the formation of $300 million private equity fund in the technology, financial services, healthcare, energy and entertainment sectors.

Negotiation of letter of intent for private equity fund in the film production industry.

Representation of purchaser in five separate asset acquisitions and two stock acquisitions of companies in the recycling/waste management industry.

Representation of general partner in formation and fundraising of follow-on venture capital fund.

Representation of lead venture capital funds in Series A-1 financing round.

Representation of promoter in formation and fundraising for private equity commodity pool fund for $300 million fund investing in precious metals.

Representation of issuer in Rule 506 Regulation D private offering to accredited investors.

Representation of three separate early-stage companies in convertible note financings.

Representation of startup company in seed round financing and IP license agreement.

Representation of purchasers in six separate commercial/industrial property acquisitions and financings.

Representation of founders in the formation and launch of numerous startup companies.

Representation of developer in formation and financing of a joint-venture for the construction and operation of a hydroponic greenhouse.

Local representation of corporate borrower group in $82 million loan facility and amendments.

Representation of seller in sale of Colorado division of services company.

Representation of majority member in recapitalization of operating company and equipment finance restructuring.

Representation of purchaser in acquisition of Michigan assets of national commodity broker.

Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association: Real Property Section; Probate and Trust Section; Corporation Section; Banking and Business Section; Energy and Environmental Law Section

Colorado Bar Association

MDEQ Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection – Compost Waste Management Work Group, member

Michigan Bar Association: Corporation Section; Finance and Business Law Section; Real Property Law Section

Washtenaw County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair: past Board member; president; vice president

Great Lakes Literary Arts Council, Board member and secretary

Huron River Watershed Council, member and volunteer

Project Grow, past Board member

News & Publications

Presentations

"Green" Tax Incentives – A Guide to Federal and Michigan Incentives for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency, Michigan Bar Journal, January 2011.

Ninth Annual Tenth Circuit Survey, June 1981 – May 1982, Securities, 60 Denver Law Journal 373 (1983).

Research and Technical Editor, Denver Law Journal, 1982 – 83.

Publications

Education

University of Denver College of Law
Denver, Colorado
J.D., 1983
Order of St. Ives, National Legal Honorary, 1983

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
M.B.A., Finance, 1980
Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Honorary, 1980

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., Social Science, 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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