Richard S. Grant


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

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 - 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’s general corporate work includes representation of senior executives at public and privately held companies in executive compensation transactions.

Richard routinely handles a variety of sports matters and chairs the firm’s Sports Industry Team. He has negotiated large-scale corporate sponsorships of professional sports teams and leagues; represented national brands in high profile player endorsement deals; and handled television and other media rights agreements, covering all three major U.S. sports (NBA, MLB and NFL).

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.

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Richard S Grant
T: +1 310 315 8234F: +1 310 956 31341800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501
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.

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

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

Co-author, "Health Care Deal Predictions From ’17 JP Morgan Conference," Law360, February 21, 2017
Co-author, "More Essential Than Ever: Insurance In Food Co. M&A," Law360, March 30, 2016
Co-author, "Health Care Deal Trends Emerge From JP Morgan 2016," Law360, February 4, 2016
Co-author, "Specialty Pharmacy Market Ripe For Private Equity Buyers," Law360, October 1, 2015
Co-author, "Behavioral Health and Other Rumblings from JPMorgan 2015," Law360, February 25, 2015
Co-author, "Bullish Behavioral Health Market Drives Investment," Law360, July 17, 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, "Finding and Selecting the Right Funding Partners and the Use of Intermediaries," 2017 Independent Sponsor Conference, October 2017
Moderator, "Focus on Alternative Lending Sources" and "Deep Dive: Specialty and Compounding Pharmacies and Pharmaceuticals," 14th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 2017
Moderator, "Deal Trends and Outlook," Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update, October 2016
Panelist, "Focus on Specialty Pharmaceutical and Specialty Pharmacy Investments," 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 2016
Moderator, "Deep Dive Into Behavioral Health Investments," 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 2016
Moderator, Healthcare Investment Opportunities, ACG Los Angeles, March 2015
Moderator, "When the Bank says ‘No’: Non-traditional Financing Alternatives," 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 2015
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, "Negotiating a Sponsorship from Beginning to End," Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, 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 4th Annual Sports Symposium, September 2012
Moderator, "Current Issues in Professional Sports Transactions," McGuireWoods/IMG 3rd Annual Sports Symposium, June 2011
Moderator, "Global Sports Marketing: Anatomy of the Deal," NAPABA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, November 2010
Moderator, "Issues in Major Sport Sponsorship Transactions," McGuireWoods/IMG 2nd Annual Sports Symposium, October 2010
Moderator, "Professional Sports Transactions," McGuireWoods/IMG 1st Annual Sports Symposium, October 2009
Panelist, "Managing In-House/Outside Lawyer Relationships," Counsel to Counsel Summit, October 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