In the areas of real estate law, Richard has substantial experience representing purchasers and sellers of commercial real estate, including shopping centers, office buildings and industrial properties. He has also represented lenders with respect to construction and permanent financing. Richard has lectured on the subject of commercial landlord-tenant relations and leasing at various continuing legal education seminars and for trade groups.

His practice outside of real estate includes the general representation of business entities and representation of buyers and sellers of business entities, whether structured as equity or asset sales. These transactions have varied from local "mom and pop" businesses to participation as local counsel in transactions of national scope. In particular, Richard's practice frequently involves rendering opinions of Delaware law with respect to local, national and international business and financial transactions, particularly matters relating to the Uniform Commercial Code.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School  (J.D.)
  • Boston University  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware


  • Martindale-Hubbell, "AV" rating
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2006 - Present

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Executive Committee, former Member; Commercial Law Section, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Member; and Corporation Law Section, Alternative Entity Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Working Group on Legal Opinions, Member
  • Delaware Supreme Court Board on Professional Responsibility, Member
  • Delaware Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Lawyer Trust Accounts Programs, Chairman
  • Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, former Assistant Secretary, Secretary and Member
  • Delaware Bar Foundation, Delaware Lawyer, 20 years as Managing Editor
  • Boards of the Jewish Federation of Delaware and the Jewish Community Center, Past Officer, Member
  • Jewish Federation of Delaware, Vice-President
  • Congregation Beth Shalom, Past President, Member
  • Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation, Past Chairman; Investment Committee, Current Member 
  • JCC Sports Classic, a golf, tennis and lawn bowling event which is a major fundraiser for the Jewish Community Center, Founding Co-Chair