About Richardson Patel Firm

The law firm of Richardson Patel focuses on corporate & securities law, mergers & acquisitions, and business, securities & employment litigation. Richardson Patel's competitive strength lies in its ability to blend its entrepreneurial spirit with its grasp for complex legal issues. As a valued partner to emerging growth clients, Richardson Patel has seamlessly integrated the art of business and the science of law to deliver Business Minds for Legal Matters



Client Alert - Blass No-Action Letter

In late January, 2014, the Division of Trading and Markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a surprising no-action letter permitting a so-called M&A Broker, or M&A intermediary, not registered as a broker or dealer, to receive transaction based fees or commissions in connection with the transfer of ownership or control of a privately held company.


Business Minds for Legal Matters

It might seem obvious that having availability of capital is a critical ingredient to deal success. What might not seem obvious, though, is how availability can occur.  There are numerous macro level, as well as micro level, conditions that impact availability of capital.  Investment funds, private equity firms and venture capital sources have limited windows of availability due to timing on their capital raising efforts and liquidity from exits.  Investment banks, whether with institutional or retail focus, get affected by broad market conditions and investor sentiment.  The more challenging the economic environment, the more difficult it is to get investors to part with cash.



Invested Capital

Beyond the creativity that the firm sometimes uses in accepting a portion of their legal fees in stock, RP Capital was formed to invest in a handful of clients. Very little investing occurs outside of that sphere, though it does occasionally for the right opportunity. Seed amounts of $25,000 to $100,000 gets invested in minority positions along side lead investors. RP Capital views these investments as "skin in the game". We put our money where our mouth is relative to going beyond the boundaries of traditional law firms. If we believe in the merits of the company, its market potential, the management team, and the risk-reward curve we'll invest. Extensive due diligence is done prior to making these investments. We'll bring in industry experts, call potential customers, research patents, and do background checks before entering in to an equity relationship. But once that decision is made, RP Capital becomes a very hands-on business partner.


Business Incubating

Businesses of all sizes, especially early in their lifecycle, struggle to meet the competing demands of multiple constituencies; shareholders, customers, employees, vendors. Meeting those demands can be overwhelming. RP Ventures provides the maturity and composure to overcome those demands by combining clear strategy with crisp execution. RP Ventures functions as an informal business incubator. We complete many pieces to many puzzles. Over time, and specifically as a result of working in and around numerous emerging growth companies, we've assembled a valuable ecosystem. We leverage that ecosystem everyday to ignite early-stage companies and help them achieve their business goals. Whether it's fund raising, finding management, filling Board positions, assisting in sales or channel development, investor relations and beyond. We know where to find reputable and impactful resources in combination with our in-house expertise.

News & Events

Newly appointed Of Counsel, Sam Guzik, gave an interview to leading global financial news provider Equities.com. Mr. Guzik, an expert on crowdfunding, provided insightful perspective on Regulation A+ ...see more
Los Angeles, CA.  (March 4, 2014) Richardson Patel is again tackling change in the capital markets through legislative efforts focused on the JOBS Act 2.0. Coming on the heels of work done on the ...see more
Los Angeles, CA.  (March 4, 2014) Richardson Patel announced today that Founder and Co-Managing Partner Nimish Patel was appointed recently to the Board of Directors of the environmental advocacy ...see more
Los Angeles, CA.  (March 4, 2014) Two of Richardson Patel’s partners, David Feldman and Addison Adams are in the news again with media interviews.    David Feldman was quoted in ...see more
RP Partner Addison Adams gives two interviews with popular web radio show Exit Coach Radio: Topic Reviewing Vendor and Customer Contracts for Transfer Restrictions Topic Preparing Now to Address Y ...see more

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