For over 30 years, Tony Rickert has focused his law practice in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities, commercial transactions and the general representation of emerging businesses. In addition, Tony is an active angel investor and leads early stage investment groups across a range of technology, materials, new energy, and social media investments. He serves on the board of directors of several technology companies, and advises other early stage companies on product, finance, business development, and exit strategies.

Tony has served as outside general counsel for a broad range of public and private corporations and other business entities.  He has represented private equity investors and businesses in connection with equity and debt investments, commercial credit, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and development projects. In addition, Tony has developed numerous innovative corporate equities, mezzanine financings, real estate-based securities and asset-secured debt instruments to meet the capital needs of emerging businesses and their investors.

The business of many of Tony's portfolio investments and legal clients depends upon robust software, data management and telecommunication systems. He has significant experience in structuring and negotiating agreements for development, licensing and sale of software; acquisition or development of computer and telecommunications hardware and systems; and the provision of SaaS, database, back-up and recovery, MSP, teleservices, fulfillment and similar services.