Richard L. Kintz: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Richard L. Kintz


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Wealth Services
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • Sports
  • and Environmental
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Hospitality
  • Nonprofit
  • Private Equity
University University of Redlands, B.A., with distinction, 1966
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1969 Order of the Coif, Member, California Law Review
Admitted1970, California


•Board of Directors, Voices For Children, San Diego


Richard Kintz is of counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office and was the prior Co-Team Leader of the firm's Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses team until October 2015. He was previously a partner from 1999 to 2015.


•Listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2016
•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2011-2014


Venture Capital - Negotiate and document venture capital financings, both on behalf of companies and in representing venture capitalists; participated in numerous convertible bridge financings.

Representation of Start Up Companies - Represented many start up companies in structuring and forming the entities, capital raising, shareholders agreements, founders agreements, stock option plans, phantom stock plans, licensing agreements, partnering arrangements, intellectual property issues, venture capital financing, and substantial work with foreign venture capitalists and foreign investors. These start up businesses have been involved in the areas of software, e-commerce, telecommunications, retail, sports, and consumer. These services also include appropriate introductions to funding sources and relevant service providers. We took one of these companies, Bridgepoint Education, Inc., public in April 2009.

Representation of Middle Market Companies - This representation has related primarily to liquidity events such as leveraged recapitalizations, minority equity infusions, debt transactions and majority equity sales.

Mergers and Acquisitions - These transactions have involved cash sales and stock for stock exchanges of both public and private companies. The industries involved have included companies involved in cemeteries and mortuaries, restaurants, consumer products, software companies, manufacturing, internet companies, spa companies, mortgage banking, real estate management, sports and action sports, travel agencies, service providers, and parts assemblers (including maquiladora companies). These transactions have involved puts, calls, earnouts and equity rollovers.

General Corporate Representation - Strategic planning, advisor to the Board of Directors, integration of corporate planning and structuring with estate and gift tax issues of the owners.


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Richard L. Kintz

12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200 (Del Mar Heights)
San DiegoCA 92130


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