Richard advises on matters involving the firm’s investment advisory, investment company and broker-dealer practices; our merger and acquisition and corporate finance practices in those industries in conjunction with other practice groups; and the development of new investment products in conjunction with other practice groups.
Mr. Prins actively handles a wide variety of general securities and corporate matters. In the investment advisory and investment companies area, Mr. Prins has represented several prominent U.S. investment company complexes and investment banking firms in the development and offering of new investment products, including tax deductible preferred stock, the target term trust, guaranteed equity funds, structured fund products and a variety of institutional debt and equity products, including structured regulatory capital instruments.
He also has counseled numerous investment advisers, investment companies, business development companies, and broker-dealers in regulatory matters and registered and unregistered fund offerings.
Among the clients Mr. Prins has represented in these areas are BlackRock, GAMCO Investors, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, Apollo Investment Corporation, Prospect Capital Corporation, Third Avenue Management and Tweedy Browne.
Mr. Prins also advised BlackRock, Inc. and GAMCO Investors in their initial public offerings and GAMCO in various subsequent corporate financings. In addition, he regularly represents issuers and investment banking firms in a variety of U.S. and international public and private financings.
- J.D., University of Michigan, 1977 (cum laude)
- B.A., Calvin College, 1972 (summa cum laude)
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