Jeffrey R. Richter


Jeffrey Richter advises businesses ranging from start-ups to well established entities, as well as individuals, on a wide variety of business matters involving mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial transactions, securities law, capital raising or borrowing, business formation, franchising, intellectual property registration and licensing, and dispute resolution, including disputes among partners or shareholders.

Jeffrey has over forty years of experience in corporate transactions involving the sale of assets, the sale of capital stock or other securities, mergers and related transactions relating to the transfer of control of corporate or other entities, and representing buyers and sellers in connection with transactions for small, mid-cap, and large businesses (sales up to $250M). He has participated in numerous negotiations with investment bankers and negotiated and prepared all documents and materials relating to acquisition transactions.

He has significant experience with general corporate and commercial transactions, ranging from business planning to negotiating and preparing business agreements; preparing prospectuses and offering memoranda; entity formation; negotiating bank loan facilities; franchise registration; antitrust counseling; unfair competition counseling; labor relations counseling and human resources advice; Federal Trade Commission counseling and state and federal consumer affairs counseling in connection with seller assisted marketing plans, multilevel marketing, and telemarketing; advertising and marketing and sales law; as well as trademark and copyright counseling and registration.

Jeffrey has also participated in numerous public offerings for investment bankers, underwriters, and issuers; proxy battles involving public companies; going private transactions and mergers of public companies and private entities; 1934 Act compliance activities; private offering syndications; and state blue sky law compliance.

He is well-versed in dispute negotiations and has participated in settlement conferences and attended numerous mediations and arbitrations. He has particular experience on deadlocked boards of directors and deadlocked shareholder factions, including obtaining and maintaining court-appointed provisional directors.

Jeffrey also provides counsel to tax-exempt organizations, including public charities and educational institutions. He frequently provides corporate governance and operational advice on all state laws governing such organizations and their fundraising activities.

Jeffrey has been a lecturer on securities law, franchise law, and multilevel marketing, as well as the California Non-Profit Integrity Act. From 1968-1970, he was the Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. He is currently qualified as an expert witness in securities law matters.


2011–2024, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Los Angeles, listed in Best Lawyers in America©



  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
Professional Activities

Jeffrey has been a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Business Law, Labor & Employment Law, and Intellectual Property Law Sections; a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Business & Corporations Sections; and a member of the California State Bar’s Business Law and Labor & Employment Law Sections.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, and was the organization’s Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.  He is also on the Audit Committee of the Jewish Vocational Services and on the Board of Directors of the Toscana Country Club HOA in Indian Wells, California.



  • California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California


  • University of California, Los Angeles, AB
  • University of Texas School of Law, JD