Richard has significant experience in a broad range of business law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, private securities offerings, and start-up businesses. He recently served as in-house counsel for a major background screening and compliance provider, giving him the rare experience of managing both the inside and outside counsel roles for the same entity. That experience colors his practice, and Richard is now known as "an inside counsel's outside counsel."
During his legal career, Richard has amassed extensive experience representing small and large companies on issues such as business structuring and organization, contract negotiation and drafting, corporate governance, and business succession planning. In addition, Richard assists companies and individuals with their tax planning needs and represents clients on tax dispute before the Internal Revenue Service, North Carolina Department of Revenue and property tax authorities.
An attorney‑client relationship may only be established through direct attorney‑to‑client communication that is confirmed by the execution of an engagement agreement. The content of any unsolicited email sent to Ward and Smith, P.A., or to any of its attorneys at an email address available on this website, will not create an attorney‑client relationship and the contents of such unsolicited email shall not be considered confidential. Therefore, do not use this website or the email addresses available on this website to provide confidential information about yourself or a legal matter to Ward and Smith or any of its attorneys.
We Are Your Established Legal Network™
Law firm web design by New Media Campaigns