Richard P. Massony Jr. Partner

Richard has extensive experience advising clients on mergers & acquisitions and other complex transactions. He regularly represents publicly and privately held companies, private equity funds, family offices and institutional co-investors, independent sponsors and executives in a wide variety of transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, platform and add-on acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, control, minority, growth and structured equity investments, joint ventures, commercial transactions and corporate governance matters.

Richard also counsels clients on ESG considerations in mergers & acquisitions and has given CLE presentations on the topic for and Strafford.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Richard practiced at a law firm in Washington, DC where, in addition to transactional work, he advised clients on international trade and other regulatory matters. Richard’s prior work experience also includes serving as Deputy Advisor to the Saudi Arabian Committee for International Trade promoting US-Saudi trade and investment.


Represented public insurance company in multiple acquisitions of non-insurance businesses, including follow-on acquisitions and on-going corporate governance matters.

Represented a Fortune 200 CPG company in a $465 million investment in a joint venture to commercialize a new consumer product in North America.

Represented a global energy company in $265 million in asset dispositions in its transition out of the aviation fueling services business.

Represented a Japanese holding company in disposition of a U.S.-based logistics company subsidiary.

Represented multinational consulting company in connection with its $263 million merger with a government IT service provider.

Represented a computer data storage provider in connection with its $8 million asset acquisition of a technology consulting and service company and its affiliated software developer.

Represented a multinational technology company in connection with its $100 million sale of the stock of its subsidiary, a government IT service provider.

Represented two foreign companies in their joint bid for a long-term lease and concession from a public university to maintain and operate its electric utility system.

Represented multinational pork producer and processor in a restructuring of a Mexican joint venture.

Represented a leading global branded apparel company in the establishment of a joint venture with a media and lifestyle company.

Represented a health insurance company in the negotiation and documentation of a pharmacy benefits outsourcing agreement.

Represented an international, technology-focused government contractor in the establishment of a Brazilian joint venture.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of International Law, 2012
  • Princeton University, AB, Art and Archaeology, 2004

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, DC Bar Association

Regional Chair, Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Moderator, "Energy Gathering," 2022 Independent Sponsor Conference, October 26, 2022
  • Speaker, "ESG Considerations in M&A,", Webinar, April 8, 2021
  • Speaker, "Environmental, Social, and Governance Considerations in M&A: Mitigating ESG Risks, Maximizing ESG Benefits: Due Diligence, Reps and Warranties, Preserving ESG Attributes Post-Closing," Strafford Webinars, December 17, 2020
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