Rich is a real estate development and finance lawyer with particular expertise in the areas of land use, zoning, incentives and government relations.  

Rich's practice is primarily representing developers and investors in securing entitlements and financial incentives for urban and suburban projects.  Rich has entitled millions of square feet of land and improvements in Chicagoland and beyond and has secured more than US$2.5 billion in economic incentives for his clients.

Rich is a member of DLA Piper's North American Pro Bono Committee and is the 2018 recipient of DLA Piper’s Global Pro Bono and Community Service Partner of the Year.