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Richard S. Grant

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Education
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, cum laude, 1986
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, BA, 1983
Admissions
  • California
Affiliations

Member; Executive Committee, Corporate Section, 1997-2001, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Active Sponsor, Tech Coast Angels

Food From the Bar Steering Committee, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, 2011-present

Member, Board of Trustees, Temple Leo Baeck, 2012-present

Executive Committee, Legal Division, The Jewish Federation

Board Member and Counsel, Garden School Foundation, 2005-2007

Richard is the managing partner of the firm's Los Angeles office.

Richard’s practice concentrates on corporate finance, private equity, and corporate transactions. He regularly represents a diverse array of companies in public and private mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, venture capital financings, and structuring of venture backed companies. He also provides general corporate counseling to public and privately held companies.

Richard also routinely handles corporate sponsorships of professional sports teams, leagues and organizations, and sports endorsement transactions, including league sponsorships, team sponsorships, television and other media rights agreements, and advertising and marketing agreements.

Richard has provided pro bono legal services for various organizations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Domestic Violence Project. He has served as pro bono counsel to a number of nonprofit organizations, including Garden School Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to creating teaching gardens and related projects in schools serving underprivileged communities. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

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T: +1 310 315 8234F: +1 310 956 3134rgrant@mcguirewoods.com1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

Representation of media company in closing its $5,000,000 Series A venture financing provided by foreign investor.

Representation of venture investor in $20,000,000 Series B venture financing of company that is developing closed television network.

Representation of private equity sponsor in sale of portfolio company.

Representation of private equity sponsor in joint venture agreement and subsequent purchase of portfolio company by the joint venture.

Representation of private equity sponsor in $50,000,000 mezzanine financing.

Representation of publicly held transportation company in sale of transportation logistics division.

Representation of privately held professional services firm in acquisition of operating division of publicly traded company.

Representation of major automobile manufacturer in exclusive professional sports league sponsorship.

Representation of major automobile manufacturer in multiple sponsorship deals with professional sports franchises.

Representation in connection with long term endorsement deal and related performance agreements with professional sports athletes.

Representation of United States professional sports organization in its joint venture with multiple foreign entities and related venture financing.

Named to "Southern California Super Lawyers," Mergers & Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007, 2011-2014

Author, "Sports Marketing and Social Media," Los Angeles Daily Journal , September 6, 2012
Author, "Sarbanes-Oxley, Not Just for Public Companies," Sanli Pastore & Hill Reporter, June 2008
Contributing Editor, "California Laws Governing Business Entities," Corporation Service Company, 2007
Moderator, "Minority Investments in Healthcare Services: Spotting and Addressing Issues for Lenders and Investors," 11th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 2014
Moderator, "Constructing a Sports Sponsorship Deal," Association of Corporate Counsel, October 2013
Moderator, "Acquisition and Sector Due Diligence, and Financing and Transaction Issues for the Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry," 4th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference, McGuireWoods Seminar, November 2012
Speaker, "Current Issues in Clean Energy Investment Transactions," California Clean Energy Roundtable, October 2012
Moderator, "Constructing a Sports Sponsorship Partnership," McGuireWoods/IMG Annual Sports Symposium, September 2012
Moderator, "Current Issues in Professional Sports Transactions," McGuireWoods/IMG Annual Sports Symposium, June 2011
Moderator, "Issues in Major Sports Sponsorship Transactions," McGuireWoods/IMG Annual Sports Symposium, October 2010
Panelist, "Managing In-House/Outside Lawyer Relationships," Counsel to Counsel Summit, October 2009
Moderator, "Professional Sports Transactions," McGuireWoods/IMG Annual Sports Symposium, June 2009
Panelist, Association of Corporate Counsel Roundtable, October 2008
Speaker, "Due Diligence in Venture Financings," Tech Coast Angels, June 2007
Speaker, "Fair and Reasonable Contract Negotiation," Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, June 2007