Richard brings more than 35 years of experience to the firm and is a member of Maynard Cooper's Complex Litigation practice group. Businesses and individuals benefit from his depth of knowledge in commercial law and business litigation. Richard represents financial institutions, manufacturers and trade suppliers in matters involving negotiation and drafting of business contracts, contract enforcement lawsuits, debt recovery, bankruptcy, antitrust compliance, contract terminations, appeals and e-commerce and technology issues. Richard also prepares personal and business fiduciary selection documents, including comprehensive powers of attorney. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Richard has worn many hats throughout his extensive legal career. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the Los Angeles City Attorney. Richard was later appointed as Special Counsel to the City Attorney. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, teaching courses in litigation procedure, trial practice skills, negotiation, legal writing, and legal ethics.