Richard is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Complex Litigation Practice Groups and of the Real Estate Loan Workout, Creditors’ Rights and Distressed Assets and Privacy & Data Security Teams.
Richard regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors in business bankruptcies, pre-bankruptcy workout negotiations, and in judicial and non-judicial actions to enforce their rights as creditors. In this capacity he has appeared in bankruptcy courts throughout the mid-Atlantic region either as lead counsel or through pro hac vice admission.
Richard has handled dozens of real estate foreclosures in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, as well as numerous article 9 foreclosures of personal property liens in these jurisdictions.
Richard has an active civil litigation practice emphasizing the representation of business entities and individual business persons with contract and other disputes.
Richard regularly represents real estate lenders and owners of real estate in title insurance claims and coverage disputes, and in litigation related to issues affecting the title to real property.
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Faculty, “Virginia Foreclosures and Workouts,” National Business Institute, April 17, 2012.
Faculty, "Understanding Identity Theft: Why Every Individual's Nightmare Should Be Every Business’s Concern," Lorman Education Services teleconference, October 16, 2007.
Faculty, "A Privacy Law Primer: What Every Attorney, Compliance and Security Officer Should Know," Lorman Education Services teleconference, June 26, 2007.
Faculty, "Federal Regulation of Privacy and Data Security: Ready or Not?" Tysons Corner, VA, Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association February 2007.
Faculty, "Leading the Way in Privacy & Data Security Compliance," San Diego, CA, Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, October 2006.
Faculty, "Information Security: Handling Compliance and Managing Breaches," The Homestead, VA, Virginia Bar Association, Business Law and Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Sections, July 2006.
Faculty, "Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 in Virginia," Arlington, VA, Lorman Education Services, 2005.
Faculty, "Advanced Judgment Enforcement in Virginia," Arlington, VA, Lorman Education Services, 2005.
Faculty, "How to Obtain Good Title in Virginia Real Estate Transactions," Fairfax, VA, NBI, 2005.
Co-Author, "What's Yours is Yours," summary of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Common Ground, Vol. XXII, No. 1 (January/February 2006).