Stradling Attracts Real Estate Deal Maker James Richman, California’s 2014 Real Estate Lawyer of the Year

Mr. Richman brings 30 years of experience in a variety of deals to Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014  — Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. (“Stradling”) announced today that real estate attorney, James Richman, joins the Firm as Shareholder and Chair of its Real Estate practice group. Mr. Richman will be practicing out of its Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Newport Beach offices respectively.

Named The State Bar of California Real Property Law Section’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year, Mr. Richman also receives annual designations from Chambers USA, Southern California Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law. He has also served as the Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Real Property Section and as the Vice Chair of the California State Bar Real Property Section.

“We are very pleased that Jim is joining Stradling. He has a terrific reputation in the business community and will be leading the firm’s efforts to expand our real estate practice,” says David Lafitte, Shareholder, Director, and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Richman has negotiated a wide variety of real estate deals over an expansive 30 year career. From modest but noteworthy acquisitions to substantial international projects, Mr. Richman has a scale of expertise to match. His specialties include: joint ventures; acquisitions; sales and exchanges; commercial leasing; construction and design; land use; and permanent and mezzanine finance and development. Industries he serves include: Healthcare; life science; biotechnology; energy; technology; manufacturing and distribution; food and beverage; insurance; public entities and municipalities; software; technology, and education and charitable institutions.

Mr. Richman served as an extern law clerk for Hon. Stanley Mosk, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, and was a law clerk for Hon. Harry Pregerson, then Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He is a graduate of the University of California’s Boalt Hall School of Law, where he served as an associate editor of the California Law Review.

“I am delighted to be joining this team of talented attorneys. I believe the platform they have built offers the right fit for my practice and the relationships I’ve cultivated over the past 30 years,” says James Richman.

As one of the west coast’s leading business law firms with more than 120 attorneys practicing in 7 offices including Newport Beach, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Reno, Mr. Richman’s real estate practice is a natural fit for the Stradling platform. He is the newest of three attorneys to join the Santa Barbara office this summer. Matthew Mazza is the latest to join the firm’s growing business and securities litigation practices and Robert Dominguez recently joined Stradling’s employment law practice.

About Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Stradling’s clients include emerging and high growth public and private companies as well as private equity funds and venture capital groups. Widely recognized for its expertise, responsiveness and outstanding client service, the Firm’s size, structure, and culture allow it to provide the highest quality representation while maintaining the responsiveness and relationships commonly associated with smaller firms.

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