“My client relationships are important to me – they stand the test of time. My goal is to protect my clients’ interests and expedite business transactions so they can respond to their customers with the same dedication.”

Experience

Rick leads the firm’s Business Law group. His law practice focuses on real estate-related transactions including historic tax credits, banking and lender representation, as well as small business loans and SBA financing. He also provides legal advice on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, securities and franchising law.

Rick’s commercial real estate practice includes real estate development and transactions work. He has extensive experience in real estate financing, with particular emphasis on residential development. He represents individuals, residential builders, and corporations in the purchase and sale of large tracts of undeveloped land, warehouses, office space and shopping centers. Rick also represents developers in the rehabilitation of historic properties involving tax credits, often used to convert old warehouses into apartments in downtown Richmond and other areas.

Rick represents many of central Virginia’s largest banks, as well as a host of local community banks, SBA lenders and real estate developers. His SBA loan practice is known as one of the strongest in the state due to his intricate knowledge of the process. His success in protecting his clients and advancing their interests has created long-term client relationships that have survived a tough economy and turbulent times in the banking industry.

In the business and corporate arena, Rick has successfully guided many business owners through the process of either acquiring or selling their companies. He provides general corporate counseling, entity formation, and succession planning as well as contract and transaction advice. He serves businesses of all sizes, including a significant number of Richmond’s largest privately-owned businesses.

Rick’s philosophy is to provide clients with the outstanding value they deserve. Whether the client is a real estate developer, a large commercial lender, or a small start-up business, he provides solid legal advice with fees in proportion to the scope of work provided. This approach keeps his clients coming back every time they need a business lawyer.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Development and Specialized Finance
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Banking and Lender Representation
  • Small Business (SBA) Loans
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Entity Formation and General Corporate Counsel
  • Business Law
  • Securities Law
  • Franchises and Franchising Law

Professional Experience

  • MeyerGoergen PC, 1992-present, Partner 1996-present
  • McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, 1987-1992

Education

  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., 1987.
    • McNeil Honor Society, Richmond Law Review
  • University of Virginia, B.S., McIntire School of Commerce, 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Business Legal Eilte, 2014

Boards and Activities

  • The Steward School, Former Trustee
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Outreach Volunteer