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Richard K. Schell

Partner
Charlotte | 704.335.9044
Fax | 704.334.4706
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Rich Schell counsels clients 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.

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.
  • Experienced in 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, 2007-2019; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2008-2019
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014-2015
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Mergers; Acquisitions & Joint Ventures; Venture Capital & Emerging Companies; Business Law
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Memberships

  • 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