D. Matthew Richardson

D. Matthew Richardson is a partner in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices, a member of the Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Richardson specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, liquidations and spin-offs, complex financing, debt restructuring, real estate taxation, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies. He regularly counsels early-stage technology and other businesses with respect to various formation, operation and taxation issues.

Mr. Richardson also specializes in multigenerational wealth and business transfers and other estate planning matters, including inbound investment by, and planning for, non-U.S. clients. His estate and charitable planning clients include high-net-worth individuals and families with extensive real estate holdings and other closely held business interests. He also counsels public charities and private foundations in connection with their formation and the tax and other legal issues arising in connection with their operation and management.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Emerging Growth/Venture Capital, 3) Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses, 4) Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances, 5) Mergers and Acquisitions, 6) Entertainment, 7) Technology, 8) and Advertising and 9) Healthcare
Law School New York University (LL.M., 1985); UC Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1984)
Education University of Washington (B.A., 1981)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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