Richard C. Segal: Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP

Richard C. Segal

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Mobile Health Care
  • Technology
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Transactional & Securities
University Dartmouth College, A.B., cum laude, 2005
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Admitted2009, Massachusetts

Richard Segal is an associate and transactional lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he has a broad corporate practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, capital markets, and securities law matters. Mr. Segal is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices and the Technology Industry Team.

Mr. Segal represents public and private companies in connection with a variety of strategic transactions including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and licensing agreements. He also counsels issuers, underwriters, and selling stockholders in connection with public securities offerings including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, tender offers, and SPAC transactions. Mr. Segal regularly works with publicly held companies and affiliates on SEC compliance, proxy solicitations, corporate governance, and takeover defense.

Mr. Segal also advises technology and life sciences entrepreneurs in connection with entity structure and formation and represents companies and institutional investors in financing transactions ranging from convertible debt angel rounds to later stage venture capital and private equity investments.


In 2013, Mr. Segal was named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers - Rising Stars® list, which recognizes the top 2.5% of Massachusetts lawyers under age 40.


Mr. Segal received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School and his A.B., cum laude, from Dartmouth College.


He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.


Mr. Segal is fluent in French.


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Beware of Promises
Richard C. Segal, August 2, 2014
In the early stages of a new venture, things move quickly. An entrepreneur will talk with many different potential team members, some of whom aren’t a good fit, some of whom become co-founders and valued long-term partners, and some of whom may seem like a good fit but ultimately don’t...

When Should Vesting of Equity Grants Accelerate?
Richard C. Segal, June 24, 2014
The importance of time-based vesting for equity and/or rights to acquire equity granted to founders and subsequent employees of venture-backed companies should not be understated. Equally important is what events should cause the agreed upon vesting schedule to accelerate. While the possible...

Thinking IPO? Timing Is Everything
Richard C. Segal, April 25, 2014
Notwithstanding the fact that the last several weeks did not go as planned for a few of the companies pricing or looking to price IPOs, and the associated speculation that the IPO window may be narrowing (if not closing) for tech and biotech companies, the IPO climate has recently been strong and...

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Richard C. Segal

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199


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