Mr Steven Richman > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
SUITE 2500
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3962
United States

Work Department


Partner and Vice Chair of Institutional Investors Practice Group


In the investment arena, Steven serves as investment counsel to institutional investors such as large public pension funds, private pension funds (large and small), and family offices. In that role, Steven represents clients in connection with their investments in private equity (both traditional private equity and real estate focused opportunities), hedge funds, direct equity, separate accounts, club deals, fund of funds, and other pooled investments. The investments cover all sectors and include both domestic and off-shore transactions.

As a business counselor, Steven advises clients through the business life cycle, from choice of entity, through capital raise and growth phases (including various commercial transactions) and finally the implementation of an exit strategy. Through that process Steven assists clients with preparing for, designing, negotiating, and executing tax optimized business strategies and transactions. For some clients, he serves as de facto outside general counsel, providing guidance on day-to-day issues as well as on extraordinary corporate transactions. With a strong tax background, Steven regularly works with clients to navigate the intersection of business practicality and the intricacies of corporate and partnership taxation.


American Bar Association (Tax Section)


  • LLM, New York University School of Law

  • JD, University of Georgia School of Law

    Cum laude

  • BA, Duke University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment funds > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Investor-side mandates are the core strength of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s funds team, which acts for an established client base of state retirement schemes. Robert Bodansky in Washington DC and Atlanta-based tax expert Steven Richman are key contacts. In October 2019 Jennifer Neilsson joined the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.