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Richard S. Kaplan
Partner

Mr. Kaplan is a transactional corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments and financing transactions. He frequently represents private equity funds in portfolio company acquisitions and related leveraged senior and subordinated financings. He has also represented domestic and foreign roll-up acquirers.

Mr. Kaplan’s practice also includes representing venture capital funds and issuers in private placement equity and debt securities offerings, as well as advising high net worth individuals making angel and other private investments in start-up and early stage companies.

In addition, Mr. Kaplan represents employers and employees in employment negotiations and separation matters.

Recent representative transactions handled by Mr. Kaplan include the following:

  • Representing a private equity fund in its acquisition of a daily newspaper and media company and its subsequent sale. Approximate deal value: $100-$200 million.
  • Representing a financial technology company in its issuance of approximately $250 million of preferred stock to two venture capital funds.
  • Representing the principals in a private equity fund spin-out from a global financial institution and formation of a stand-alone private equity fund.
  • Representing a financial services company in establishing a senior secured line of credit.
  • Representing a private equity fund in its disposition of a business media portfolio company. Approximate deal value: $50-$100 million.
  • Representing a financial services company in its acquisition of a complementary business platform. Approximate deal value: $25-$50 million.
  • Representing a senior financial company executive in connection with his separation from one global financial institution and employment by another global financial institution.

Education and Honors

  • J. D., Yale Law School (1992)
  • B. A., with highest distinction, Northwestern University, (1989)

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Professional Activities

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Prior Legal Experience

  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York office)
  • White & Case LLP (New York & Moscow offices)