LLB, BA, Victoria University
Richard commenced his legal career in New Zealand in 2010, spending a number of years at a top tier firm in Wellington before gaining extensive exposure to corporate / commercial transactions in Melbourne.
He is a mergers and acquisitions specialist, with a focus on deals in the mid-market space at values between $5m and $80m. Since joining Sharp Tudhope’s Commercial team in mid-2017, Richard has acted on mid-market M&A deals with an aggregate deal value in excess of $150m.
In addition to Richard’s M&A focus, he is active in assisting both investors in, and founders of, early stage companies and provides advice on a wide range of corporate and commercial and contract law matters.
Richard in engaged in Tauranga’s growing start-up scene. He is the ‘lead Angel’ for Tauranga’s Angelic Drop-In Clinics and is a director of EA GP Limited, the General Partner for angel investment funds established by Enterprise Angels.
He enjoys helping people solve problems and manage risk in their business. Richard’s aim is to provide a premium service by delivering legal advice that is pragmatic, contextual, and commercial.
Areas of Expertise
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business formation and structures
Memberships, Governance Roles and Community Involvement
Institute of Directors
Enterprise Angels – Director, EA GP Limited
Venture Centre – Lead Angel, Angelic Drop-in Clinic