Rick Randel counsels business owners and their advisors on matters involving corporate finance and securities law, exit and succession, equity compensation, and mergers and acquisitions. Rick guides business owners through the funding process, helping them issue stock to investors, bring in partners, form strategic alliances, incentivize employees with equity, obtain liquidity from their company, and transition to new ownership through exit and/or succession. Rick has substantial experience in private placements of securities; formation and organization of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, buy-sell agreements, corporate transparency compliance, equity compensation (including stock options), exit and succession, owner liquidity, ownership transition, and mergers & acquisitions.
Rick Randel began his legal career in 1988 as an associate with Pettit & Martin, a large San Francisco law firm, where his practice included corporate and partnership transactions, real estate and other syndications, and mergers and acquisitions. This was followed by a five-year stint as in-house counsel for a diversified real estate investment, syndication and property-management firm in Southern California.
Prior to forming Randel Law, Inc., Rick practiced as a Senior Attorney with MBV Law LLP in San Francisco, where his practice focused on new venture formation and securities law, ownership transition, representation of architects and engineers, mergers and acquisitions, limited liability companies, equity compensation and general business law matters. The successor firm to MBV Law LLP continues to bring Rick in as a consultant on matters where his special expertise is needed.
Rick’s proven track record of closing deals, forging alliances, negotiating contracts, and solving business challenges helps his clients stay competitive and reach their business objectives.
J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. (1988)
B.A., cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles (1983)