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

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
1075 PEACHTREE STREET, NE
SUITE 2500
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3962
United States

Work Department

Institutional Investor; Co-Investments & Direct Equity; Private Equity & Pooled Funds; Corporate; Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Steven Richman is a partner in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office. A tax attorney by training and a business attorney by practice, Mr. Richman represents institutional investors and business clients.

As a business counselor, Mr. Richman 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 Mr. Richman 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, Mr. Richman regularly works with clients to navigate the intersection of business practicality and the intricacies of corporate and partnership taxation.

In the investment arena, Mr. Richman 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, Mr. Richman 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.

Memberships

American Bar Association (Tax Section)

Education

LL.M., New York University (Tax) (2008); J.D., University of Georgia, cum laude (2007); B.A., Duke University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s ‘dedicated‘ team has significant strength in investor-side mandates, which are the exclusive focus of the practice. Clients include prominent state retirement schemes from a range of industries. Washington DC-based Robert Bodansky (‘extremely proactive and commercial‘) and Jennifer Neilsson in Chicago and Steven Richman in Atlanta are also recommended.