Paul W. Richter

Title: Attorney At Law
Phone: (804) 644-2182
Fax: (804) 644-2181

Since 1988, Paul W. Richter has represented small public and private companies in the following areas:  SEC-securities compliance and public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, anti-takeover counseling and asset protection counseling, employment-compensation issues, intellectual property rights protection, the full spectrum of business and commercial contract  structuring, drafting and review and business immigration issues.    Mr. Richter has an L.LM. in Securities Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D. from George Mason University Law School.  He updates the national treatise Securities Public and Private Offerings by Professor William Prifti (deceased) for West Publishing.  Mr. Richter was the originator and initial author of Corporate Anti-Takeover Defenses: The Poison Pill (published since 1989 by West Publishing).  He has served as an executive and director of a NASDAQ-quoted company. He serves or has served as outside securities counsel to companies quoted on the NASDAQ, OTC Bulletin Board, The Pink Sheets and Over the Counter Gray Market.  Mr. Richter successfully defended a company against delisting by NASDAQ.  He has successfully guided a stalled listing application for NASDAQ to approval.  He has drafted registration statements for public offerings of securities under the Securities Act of 1933, periodic SEC reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, private placement offering documents and all related federal securities and Blue Sky documents and filings.  Mr. Richter has never been reprimanded and has never been the subject of any disciplinary action by any State Bar or by any securities regulatory authority.  Mr. Richter’s clients include companies based in Germany, Norway, South Africa and China.  

Mr. Richter usually works on a flat fee arrangement for specific tasks or a monthly, flat retainer for ongoing representation.   This billing approach allows the client to accurately predict and budget legal costs.  Mr. Richter replaced a large D.C. law firm as outside securities counsel to a NASDAQ-quoted company and competently handled the company’s SEC compliance needs for several years and for 1/3 the annual legal fees charged by the D.C. law firm.

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