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Richard K. Schell


Rich Schell concentrates his practice on a wide range of general business law issues and focuses principally on acquisition, divestiture, joint venture, venture capital and finance transactions. He represents foreign and domestic entities, both public and private. His clients are engaged in a variety of manufacturing, distribution, direct sale, publishing, retail and service activities.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys in Chambers USA 2015: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 0 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2015: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Representative Experience

  • Represented sellers, buyers and other parties in negotiated transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers and other similar transactions.
  • Counseled clients in the structuring of acquisition-related corporate finance, including advice regarding debt and equity securities.
  • Represented international and domestic joint ventures and joint venture participants.
  • Advised borrowers, financial institutions and other lenders in secured and unsecured transactions.
  • General commercial and business representation, including the organization and structure of corporations and partnerships, and the negotiation of the relative rights of and among investors, management and employees.

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law, 2007-2018; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008-2018
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014-2015
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance and Business/Corporate, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Mergers; Acquisitions & Joint Ventures; Venture Capital & Emerging Companies; Business Law
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • American Bar Association, Member, Committee on Commonly Accepted Opinion Practices, 2010-present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Co-Chair, Legal Opinion Committee, 2007-present; Business Law Section Council, 2004-2006; Chairman, Business Section Partnership Committee, 1993
  • North Carolina Outward Bound, Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Finance Partner, 2008-present; Board of Directors, 2001-2007