Richard S. Grant Partner

Richard is the managing partner of the firm's Los Angeles - Century City office. Richard's practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate joint ventures, and venture finance.

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

Richard’s practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate joint ventures, and venture finance. His mergers and acquisitions and private equity work is focused on the healthcare, food and beverage, and renewable energy industries, and he works closely with the firm’s industry teams in that work. 

Richard works extensively with independent sponsors and leads our West Coast (Los Angeles and San Francisco) independent sponsor networks.

Along with others on our healthcare private equity team, Richard is actively involved in the firm’s annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, one of the largest private equity events in the U.S. healthcare market.

Richard’s general corporate work includes representation in connection with compensation of senior executives at public and privately held companies. Richard routinely handles a variety of sports matters and has negotiated large-scale corporate sponsorships of professional sports teams and leagues in all major U.S. sports.

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 Emeritus Council of Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Leo Baeck in Los Angeles.

Experience

Selected Recent Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Experience:

Representation of private equity fund in debt and equity investment in manufacturing company

Representation of foreign strategic buyer in acquisition of domestic bioplastics company

Representation of strategic buyer in multiple acquisitions of manufacturing companies

Representation of private equity buyer in acquisition of private equity portfolio company (renewable energy - - biogas).

Representation of private equity buyer in acquisition of renewable assets from private equity seller (solar and wind assets).

Representation of privately held specialty pharmacy in connection with sale to private equity buyer.

Representation of specialty pharmacy in private equity acquisition.

Representation of private equity sponsor in joint venture with another third party investor (property operations).

Representation in several merger and acquisition transactions of media companies to public company buyers.

Representation of venture investor in joint venture transaction in connection with financing for development of closed television network.

Representation of private equity sponsor in sale of portfolio company (manufacturing).

Representation of private equity sponsor in joint venture agreement and subsequent purchase of portfolio company by the joint venture (shipping and logistics)

Representation of private equity sponsor in $50,000,000 mezzanine financing of shipping and logistics company.

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.

Selected Sports Transactions:

Representation of major brand (automotive) in large, long term NBA sponsorship deals.

Representation of major brand (automotive) in multiple sponsorship deals with numerous NBA teams.

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

Representation in connection with financing for private equity sponsor in its purchase of major league franchise purchase.

Representation of major brand (automotive) in NBA player endorsement deals.

Representation of major brand (automotive) in endorsement deals for major LPGA golfer.

Representation of major brand (food and beverage) in major stadium and team endorsement deal (MLB).

Representation of major brand (food and beverage) in athlete endorsement deals.

Representation of major brand in NBA sponsorship.

Representation of major brand in NBA team and arena sponsorship.

  • California

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Sports, California, Legal 500 US, 2017-2018

Named to "Southern California Super Lawyers," Mergers & Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007, 2011-2016

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, JD, cum laude, 1986
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, BA, 1983

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

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