Richard Greenstein > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
ONE ATLANTIC CENTER
1201 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, SUITE 2800
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3450
United States

Work Department

Private Equity; Corporate; Franchise

Position

Partner; Chair, Franchise and Distribution Practice

Career

Rich Greenstein is a transactional lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing clients across multiple industries principally involving different aspects of franchise and distribution law, intellectual property, M&A and licensing.

Rich is the Chair of DLA Piper’s Franchise and Distribution practice, ranked by the prestigious English research firm Chambers & Partners as the leading global and US franchise practice in their Chambers Global and Chambers USA guides. 

Rich was a founding partner of DLA Piper’s Atlanta office in 2006 and he currently serves on DLA Piper’s Policy Committee. He is a member of DLA Piper’s Corporate and Private Equity practices in the Southeast.

Education

J.D., University of Miami School of Law; B.A., University of Maryland

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Commercial deals and contracts

DLA Piper LLP (US) is instructed primarily by clients in the technology and software industries, which it advises on a range of commercial transactions including tech licensing, trade mark agreements and outsourcing deals. Rated by clients for his ‘clearly superior and absolutely outstanding work’, Jeffrey Aronson in Silicon Valley advised Softbank Group Corporation on its investment in the on-demand dog walking service Wag and the messaging app Slack. In addition, the team acted for Nike in relation to its acquisition of artificial intelligence company Invertex. Other key figures include joint practice heads Mark Lehberg in Sand Diego and Richard Greenstein in Atlanta. The firm also saw a number of personnel changes in 2018: Washington DC-based Margo Tank and Chicago-based David Whitaker joined the practice group from Buckley LLP, and Matthew Gruenberg joined the Los Angeles office from Barnes & Thornburg LLPRyan T. Sulkin left the firm for Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP.