Ricardo also has a broad-based sports practice representing sports teams, owners of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities, and companies that provide various goods and services to sports teams and facilities involving preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to the development, use, marketing and operation of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities.
Ricardo is a committed civic servant to the Houston community through his pro bono legal work and service to the Board of Trustees of KIPP, Inc., a Texas charter school with nearly 18,000 pre-k to high school students in Houston. His legal work has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law from 2008-2011 and Sports Law from 2012-2018, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, from 2010-2013 and he received a Martindale Hubbell client review rating of 5.0 out of 5 Preeminent in 2010.
EducationJ.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1994
B.B.A., Marketing and International Business, University of Texas at Austin, 1991
Significant AccomplishmentsMergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving public and private companies, including sports franchises.
Capital markets transactions, including public, Rule 144A and private placements of equity securities and debt transactions.
Acting as "outside general counsel" to public and private companies.
Preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to the development, use, marketing and operation of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities.
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