Mr. Richman's law practice concentrates on general corporate and business law. He has represented a wide variety of clients, including closely held entrepreneurial businesses, lending institutions, and a publicly-held manufacturing company. He has handled the negotiation and documentation of varied transactions, including sale or purchase of businesses, loan agreements, private placement and public issuance of equity securities, leasing and other secured transactions based on real estate, vessels, aircraft, accounts receivable and other collateral. His experience also includes the tax and organizational issues in partnerships and limited liability companies, as well as corporate and other forms of business organization.
In addition, Mr. Richman handles estate planning for business executives and professionals, as well as estate administration. He represents various charitable organizations, including private foundations.
Prior to joining K&L Gates in October 1994, Mr. Richman was a partner of Lord Day & Lord, Barrett Smith and of its predecessor firm, Barrett Smith Schapiro Simon & Armstrong. His entire career in private practice was with this sequence of firms over a period of 37 years.
Mr. Richman served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, at the U.S. Department of Justice in 1966-69, and thereafter was a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the U.S.
He served as law clerk to Judge Calvert Magruder and Chief Justice Earl Warren in 1955-57, following military service.