Practice Areas

The vast bulk of Rick's practice is in the commercial field. Typical work includes:

  1. Buying and selling businesses
  2. Business formation (primarily corporations and limited liability companies)
  3. Contracts (a lot of contract work - manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, warranty agreements, purchase order agreements, services agreements)
  4. Corporate documents
  5. Shareholder agreements
  6. Buy/sell agreements
  7. Structuring investments
  8. Private loan documents
  9. Real Estate (purchase and sale documents, leases, options to purchase)
  10. Consulting agreements
  11. Stock options (qualified and non-qualified)
  12. Stock option plans

Additionally, Rick handles:

  1. Wills and powers of attorney
  2. Elder law
  3. Homeowner associations
  4. Non-profit organizations (both charitable and non-charitable)

Charitable Organizations

A portion of Rick's practice that is increasing is dealing with charitable organizations. He has formed and assisted several organizations in obtaining 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service. ((501(c)(3) status is where a donation to the organization is tax deductible). He has assisted organizations that provide a Christian retreat center, provide faith based business principles to people in emerging and developing economies, and that provide financial assistance to children with Autism and Aspergers' Syndrome.