Anthony H. Rickert

For over 30 years, Tony Rickert has focused his law practice in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities, commercial transactions and the general representation of emerging businesses. In addition, Tony is an active angel investor and leads early stage investment groups across a range of technology, materials, new energy, and social media investments. He serves on the board of directors of several technology companies, and advises other early stage companies on product, finance, business development, and exit strategies.

Tony has served as outside general counsel for public and private corporations, and represented private equity investors, as well as corporations and other business entities, in connection with equity and debt investments, commercial credit, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and development projects. In addition, he has developed numerous innovative corporate equities, mezzanine financings, real estate-based securities and asset-secured debt instruments to meet the capital needs of emerging businesses and their investors.

The business of many of Tony's clients depends upon robust software, data management and telecommunication systems. He has significant experience in structuring and negotiating agreements for development, licensing and sale of software; acquisition or development of computer and telecommunications hardware and systems; and the provision of SaaS, database, back-up and recovery, MSP, teleservices, fulfillment and similar services.

Tony has also engaged in a diverse transactional and general counsel practice on behalf of nonprofit and for-profit health care organizations, including hospitals, home care companies, elder care organizations, physical therapy providers and medical equipment companies. He has been actively involved in the planning and implementation of numerous corporate restructurings of health care providers, joint ventures and other strategic arrangements between hospitals and physicians, financings, significant contracts and transactions involving acquisition or disposition of substantial healthcare assets.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Private Equity, 2) Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, 4) Corporate, 5) Projects and 6) Energy and Infrastructure
Law School J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 1981
Education B.A., Economics, University of Maryland 1977
Bar Member / Association Maryland State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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