Richard has considerable experience working with cities, counties, local authorities and agencies in Florida. His practice areas are exclusively public finance and tax-exempt securities. A former county attorney, he has practiced local government law for 36 years and bond law for more than 32 years.
Richard is a nationally recognized bond attorney. He has been a guest lecturer at numerous professional public finance conferences and seminars, including, among others: the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Florida Association of Counties, the Florida League of Cities, the Northwest Florida League of Cities, the Association of Florida Housing Finance Authorities, and the National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities. He is listed in the bond counsel directory in the current issue of The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (Red Book). He is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel, the nation’s most prestigious organization of bond attorneys.
Following law school, Richard was a law clerk for Federal District Judge Winston E. Arnow and later served as county attorney in Escambia County, Florida.
College: Birmingham-Southern College, BS, magna cum laude, 1972
Law School: Florida State University College of Law, JD, summa cum laude, Notes Editor, Law Review, 1975