Richard concentrates his practice exclusively in litigation. A former prosecutor with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office, Richard brings extensive trial experience to bear in a variety of complex commercial disputes. Representing public and private companies, as well as individuals, Richard’s formidable trial experience includes shareholder rights, business divorces, employment disputes, actions for emergency injunctive relief, claims involving construction defects, land use, zoning and commercial real estate disputes, Richard has prosecuted and defended commercial cases in various state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Richard has extensive experience as an arbitrator, arbitrator chairperson and as counsel in alternative dispute resolution cases involving shareholder disputes, injunctive relief, commercial contracts and real estate and construction matters.
Richard has authored numerous articles and frequently lectures in the areas of employment agreements and the enforceability of covenants restricting competition, shareholders’ statutory rights and civil and criminal contempt.