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.

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

Representation of private equity fund in sale of portfolio company (financial services).

Representation of private equity fund in add on acquisition (national oncology).

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

Representation of private equity fund in platform acquisition (national oncology).

Representation of private equity fund in sale of portfolio company (retail consumer).

Representation of private equity fund in platform acquisition (marketing and services).

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. 

  • 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, 2011-2019

  • 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

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Emeritus Council, 2014 – present

Food From the Bar Steering Committee, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, 2011-2013

Member, Board of Trustees, Temple Leo Baeck, 2012-2015

Executive Committee, Legal Division, The Jewish Federation

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

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