Richard Marks has been a business lawyer with DLA Piper for more than 20 years, assisting clients with cross-border and domestic acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and investments. He has represented companies and investors in many different sectors, including manufacturing, technology, hospitality, education and healthcare.

Rick serves as outside counsel for public and private companies as buyers and sellers in their strategic acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures and with general operational and corporate matters. He also works with private equity, SBIC and mezzanine funds, and other institutional investors in the purchase, sale and financing of their portfolio companies.

Rick also has broad experience representing borrowers and lenders in senior secured, second lien, unitranche and mezzanine corporate loans and acquisition financings and with related intercreditor and restructuring issues.

His work on all sides of acquisition and finance transactions gives Rick the ability to bring clients deep market insight into the positions of each counterparty to a deal, helping them negotiate transactions more efficiently and effectively.

Rick is a member of DLA Piper's North American Pro Bono Committee.