- J.D., University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Colorado Bar Association
- Denver Bar Association
Richard represents and advises governments in financial transactions and in publicly marketed and privately placed securities offerings. He most often serves as bond counsel to Colorado cities, towns, counties, school districts, special districts and urban renewal authorities for the issuance of general obligation and revenue bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes, tax increment and industrial development revenue bonds, single and multifamily housing revenue bonds, and certificates of participation.
Richard frequently serves as disclosure, underwriter’s and letter of credit bank counsel. He also maintains expertise in the application of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) to Colorado local governments. With more than 28 years of experience as a public finance attorney, Richard is able to structure a wide variety of public finance transactions to ensure his clients comply with Colorado state law, TABOR, Colorado state and federal tax laws and Colorado state and federal securities laws.
- Bond Counsel for the 2007 “Deal of the Year” (small issuer category) selected by The Bond Buyer for the seven-state Southwest region of the United States.
- Represents numerous Colorado governments as bond counsel in hundreds of financings resulting in the issuance of billions of dollars of public securities.
- Long-time bond counsel to numerous major Colorado local governments.
- Bond counsel or disclosure counsel to more than half of all of Colorado’s school districts.\
- Bond counsel to numerous urban renewal authorities throughout the State of Colorado.
- Represents numerous Colorado special districts and assessment districts of all types and business improvement districts.
- Experience as bond counsel to the State of Colorado, the University of Colorado and the City and County of Denver.
- Lead counsel to numerous regional and Wall Street investment banks for public finance underwritings.