About Richard S. Green


From Richard's interview for the Masters of Business Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

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When I am working with a client, I'd say probably the most consistent piece of advice is to understand your objectives clearly so that you can appreciate the risks as well as the opportunities, and to think about what it might mean if you don't close the transaction as well as if you do close it. And I'd say, separate to that, is there is no substitute for careful preparation."

Richard S. Green, Partner, an accomplished lawyer, focuses on corporate and securities matters, and provides practical, business-oriented strategic advice to clients. He brings extensive experience in complex transactions and corporate governance.

Dick’s transactional and negotiation experience includes mergers and acquisitions, private and public debt and equity financings, initial public offerings, private equity and venture capital deals, joint ventures and partnerships, spin-offs, restructurings, and the development, financing and sale of infrastructure projects and major commercial contracts.

Dick regularly provides strategic counsel on issues including risk assessment, unsolicited acquisition bids and responses to activist investors, going-private transactions, and dispute resolution. Dick’s international market perspective includes experience handling inbound or outbound cross-border transactions in a number of countries.

Dick is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars.


  • Best Lawyers in America (Energy Law)
  • New York Lawyer of the Year 2015 (Energy Law)
  • Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions)

Richard S. Green Representative Matters

  • Represented a leading Madrid-based multinational construction and infrastructure group in the acquisition of a major New England-based heavy civil construction company
  • Represented a publicly traded diversified resources company in the formation of a $300 million joint venture to build, develop, and operate a diesel refinery in southwest North Dakota
  • Represented a publicly traded diversified resources company in the acquisition of more than 40 construction materials, construction, and other businesses since 1997 for a total of more than $900 million
  • Represented a publicly traded diversified resources company in the acquisition of two gas utilities for a total of approximately $800 million
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with the recapitalization of an engineering business
  • Represented an infrastructure investment fund with the acquisition of port facilities and in proposals to acquire other infrastructure assets
  • Represented one of Greece’s largest business enterprises in the $650 million acquisition of the U.S. operations of a major multinational construction materials company
  • Representation of a multinational engineering and infrastructure services company as major shareholder in a consortium formed to tender a proposal for the build-operate-transfer concession for the $2 billion Tel Aviv Red Line light rail project
  • Represented the sellers in connection with the sale of the build-operate-transfer franchise for a state highway in California
  • Represented a publicly-held utility holding company in proposed $3 billion acquisition by private equity investors
  • Represented a publicly held gas distribution utility in proposed $2.9 billion acquisition of electric utility
  • Represented a multinational engineering and infrastructure services firm in the acquisition of engineering businesses in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  • Represented an infrastructure investment fund in proposal to acquire port facilities
  • Represented development stage medical device company in restructuring of outstanding equity securities and related “fresh start” equity financing
  • Represented owner in the acquisition of New Jersey-based ground transportation businesses by a UK-based portfolio company of a major private equity firm
  • Acted as US counsel to New York-based private equity firm in connection with investments in UK-based automotive manufacturing enterprise

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