Richard J. Pinto, Attorney, Stevens and Lee
Richard J. Pinto (Rick) represents public and private companies and non-profit entities in all phases of organization, financing and operations. He handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance issues and negotiates complex commercial and licensing agreements for companies in the IT/software, Internet, pharmaceutical, medical device, nutraceutical, health care, telecommunications, energy, real estate, manufacturing and a variety of other industries.
Rick is an experienced intellectual property attorney and has assisted clients in planning and implementing commercial development, licensing and deployment of new technologies. He has negotiated some of the largest dollar value strategic alliances in the biotechnology field, and has assisted in the development of a unique worldwide licensing scheme for a new computer technology used in television broadcasting. He also advises clients concerning regulatory compliance matters for the FDA and other government agencies.
As part of his practice, Rick manages multi-million dollar financial transactions, including private placements, public offerings, bond issues and bank financings. He represents both U.S. and foreign-based private equity and venture capital funds, banks and investment banks and angel investors in connection with investment related transactions. He is also recognized as a mentor and facilitator of entrepreneurship, whether for new companies or for new projects within larger organizations, and helps coordinate legal, business and financial services necessary for growth.
Rick is AV® Preeminent™ rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for legal ability and general ethics.
Making use of resources from both the law firm and the platform’s investment bank, Griffin Financial Group, Rick also founded and manages Griffin Technology Partners, a virtual innovation fund focused on funding and developing new technologies.