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Richard is a partner in the Financial Industry Group and is co-lead of the Asset & Equipment Finance group. He focuses on wing to wing aspects of credit, structuring, and risk issues arising in equipment finance transactions, including, deal origination, workouts and restructurings, bankruptcy, and litigation. Richard’s subject matter and industry experience includes commercial distribution finance, vendor finance, transportation finance and equipment finance  in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Richard was at General Electric Capital Corporation where he was Executive Counsel in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Center of Excellence and previously a member of the Risk and Loss Mitigation Center of Excellence at GE Capital Americas. Richard was also the leader of GE Capital Americas Legal Productivity Council and was responsible for developing innovative alternative fee programs with major law firms.


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • Temple University, B.A.

  • Nueva York
  • Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court - District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York