Richard is a creative and results-driven corporate finance lawyer. Both domestically and internationally, Richard brings his business knowledge to the forefront of each deal. His ability to remain even keeled in any situation makes him a dependable partner for his clients and his colleagues. Richard guides clients from formation to raising capital to going public and then on an ongoing basis, and has developed many long-standing relationships as a result.
Richard is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets and Corporate/Commercial Groups and the co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Group. He is the Founder and Chair of the Aird & Berlis Capital Pool Company/Reverse Takeover Group as well as the Founder and co-Chair of the Cannabis Group and Life Sciences Group. Richard is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Richard has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions (cross-border and domestic) of both public and private corporations, public offerings (both initial and secondary), private placement financings (including debt and equity offerings), the formation and completion of qualifying transactions for companies established under the TSX Venture Exchange Capital Pool Company (CPC) Program, corporate governance and ongoing general corporate and commercial activities.
Richard advises a wide range of domestic and international clients with a particular focus on the United States, South America, Europe and Africa. He acts as corporate counsel and serves as a director or officer for numerous publicly listed companies.