Randal B. Short: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Randal B. Short


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • International Practice
  • Korea
  • Private Wealth Services
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • and Environmental
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Food and Beverage
  • Wine
University University of Missouri, A.B., 1967 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolStanford University, J.D., 1971
Admitted1972, California


•Member, American Bar Association (Business, Partnerships, and Law Firm Sections)

•Member, California State Bar Association (Business Section)

•Member, San Francisco Bar Association

•Board of Directors (2002- ), Executive Committee member (2003-), and Chair of Development Committee (2004-), Legal Community Against Violence

•Former Member, Stanford University, The Campaign for Stanford

•Former Member, Board of Directors, Corte-Madera Larkspur Schools Foundation

•Former Member, San Francisco Unified School District, Principal for a Day Program

•Co-Chair, Stanford Law Society of San Francisco, 1998- 2000, and board member


Randy Short is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office and former co-chair of the Corporate Practice Group.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Short's areas of specialization include mergers and acquisitions; corporate, LLC, partnership and joint venture formation, governance and dissolution; corporate and partnership investment transactions; wine industry clients representation; real estate fund representation; and representation of off-shore investment companies. Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Short practiced in the San Francisco office of Pettit & Martin. He was an Executive Committee Member of that firm from 1981 to 1994; Managing Partner from July of 1990 to June of 1993; and Administrative Partner from 1981 to 1990.


•Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal 500, 2009

•Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006


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Randal B. Short

Seventeenth Floor, Four Embarcadero Center
San FranciscoCA 94111


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