Richard's Profile

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.

Richard's Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™

Richard's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Intellectual Property, Internet and New Technology Section, former Executive Committee member
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • UCLA Extension, Business, Management and Legal Programs Credit Certificate Program, Advisory Board member
  • Anti-Defamation League of Los Angeles, Latino-Jewish Roundtable

Richard's Speaking Engagements

May 11, 2020: “Best Practices for Navigating the CoVid-19 Economic Disruption.” for Credit Today e-magazine

January 24, 2018: “A Workshop On Enforcing Personal Guaranties” for National Musical Instruments Credit Group

March 2, 2018: “Credit Negotiation” for National Musical Instruments Credit Group

April 2017: “Dealing With Bad Check & Related Collection Issues” for NACM Food, Spirits And Wine Industry Day

Bar Admissions

State Bar: California, Colorado

U.S. District Court: California (Central, Northern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit

  • Harvard Law School
    • (1975, J.D., Harvard Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Law Review)
  • Pomona College
    • (1972, B.A.)