D. Matthew Richardson: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

D. Matthew Richardson


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Practice Areas

  • Private Wealth Services
  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer
  • Corporate
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising
  • International Practice
  • Korea
  • Energy
  • Climate Change and Clean Technology
  • Education
  • Healthcare
University University of Washington, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings, J.D., cum laude, 1984; New York University, LL.M., 1985
Admitted1984, California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims


•Member, Orange County Bar Association

•Member, American Bar Association

•Former Chair, Taxation Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association


D. Matthew Richardson is a partner in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices, a member of the Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Richardson specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, liquidations and spin-offs, complex financing, debt restructuring, real estate taxation, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies. He regularly counsels early-stage technology and other businesses with respect to various formation, operation and taxation issues.

Mr. Richardson also specializes in multigenerational wealth and business transfers and other estate planning matters, including inbound investment by, and planning for, non-U.S. clients. His estate and charitable planning clients include high-net-worth individuals and families with extensive real estate holdings and other closely held business interests. He also counsels public charities and private foundations in connection with their formation and the tax and other legal issues arising in connection with their operation and management. (Also at Costa Mesa Office)


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D. Matthew Richardson

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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