Among the clients Rick has represented are numerous investment funds, including hedge funds, real estate funds, energy funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds, with regard to their formation, capital raising and placements; real estate owners, developers, operating companies, syndicators and investment funds, including real estate investment trusts (REITs); natural resource operating companies, producers and investors; closely-held businesses, including start-up companies, with respect to their organizational structures and tax and business issues; publicly-traded companies with regard to tax issues and joint ventures; and individuals and companies with regard to general business and tax planning.
EducationJ.D., Columbia University, 1982
AB, Stanford University, 1979, with honors
Significant AccomplishmentsFormation and placement of numerous investment funds with collectively over ten billion dollars in assets.
Formation of hundreds of start-up companies.
Organization of and investments in venture capital and leveraged buyout funds to invest in high-technology and telecommunication companies and mature businesses.
Establishment of U.S. branches of foreign companies and foreign branches of U.S. companies.
Private and public placements of debt and equity and sophisticated derivative financial instruments.
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