Steven Richman is senior counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office. A tax attorney by training and a business attorney by practice, Mr. Richman represents institutional investors and business clients. For some clients, he serves as de facto outside general counsel, providing guidance on day-to-day issues as well as on extraordinary corporate transactions.
With a strong tax background, Mr. Richman regularly works with clients to navigate the intersection of business practicality and the intricacies of corporate and partnership taxation.
As a business counselor, Mr. Richman advises clients through the business life cycle, from choice of entity, through capital raise and growth phases (including various commercial transactions) and finally the implementation of an exit strategy. Through that process Mr. Richman assists clients with preparing for, designing, negotiating, and executing tax optimized business strategies and transactions.
In the investment arena, Mr. Richman serves as investment counsel to institutional investors such as large public pension funds, private pension funds (large and small) and family offices. In that role, Mr. Richman represents clients in connection with their investments in private equity (both traditional private equity and real estate focused opportunities), hedge funds, direct equity, separate accounts, club deals, fund of funds, and other pooled investments. The investments cover all sectors and include both domestic and off-shore transactions.