Richard P. Jaffe: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Richard P. Jaffe

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1935

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Practice Areas

  • Private Equity/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital
  • Corporate Governance
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1935
Fax: 215 689 3436
University University of Pennsylvania, A.B.
Law SchoolTemple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1968, Pennsylvania; New York

Professional Activities

•Association for Corporate Growth
- Global Board of Directors, 2010-present and Chair, 2015-2016
- Philadelphia Chapter, Past President, 2008 and 2009; currently Ex-Officio Board Member
•Chair, Advisory Board, Center for Corporate Governance, Drexel University LeBow School of Business
•American Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association - Business Law Section, Past Chair

Board Memberships

•Association for Corporate Growth - Global Board of Directors
•University City Science Center - Past Chairman, Director
•University of the Arts - Trustee - 2000-2014


Richard P. Jaffe is Co-head of the firm's Private Equity Practice Group with a focus on control and non-control investments, fund formation and operation, divestitures, corporate finance and venture capital financing, particularly in the alternative energy, technology and manufacturing industries. He represents private equity funds and other investors and strategics in corporate transactions and advises business owners on raising capital to grow their companies and exiting their companies, as well as structuring public and private securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions and sales. In addition, Mr. Jaffe also counsels boards and committees of boards on corporate governance issues, and is a frequent lecturer on these issues.


•Duane Morris LLP - Partner, 2010-present
•Ballard Spahr LLP - Partner, 2002-2010
•Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Partner, 2000-2002
•Mesirov Gelman Jaffe Cramer & Jamieson LLP - Chairman, 1991-2000

Honors & Awards

•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2007-2015
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2014 and 2016

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Outlook for Deal Making and Loan Pricing in the Middle Market, BUYOUTS Chicago, June 23, 2015
•Interview of Marc Wyatt, Deputy Director, Office of Compliance Inspection and Examinations, Securities and Exchange Commission - ACG Public Policy Summit, Washington DC, January 27, 2015
•Speaker, Public Policy and the SEC, ACG New York, Long Branch, NJ, August 18, 2014
•Moderator, Public Policy and M&A - Governing the Future, 2014 Emerging Leaders Symposium, New York, June 24, 2014
•Moderator, Inside the Mind of the Limited Partner Intergrowth Edition, ACG InterGrowth 2014, April 30, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
• Securities and Exchange Commission - Investment Adviser Exam Program, Webinar, May 7, 2014
•Interviewed, GPs Under Attack: Fundraising and Regulation, Privcap, May 23, 2013

Selected Publications

•Quoted in ACG Preps for Another Run at Dodd-Frank with New Definition of Middle-Market Funds, Thomson Reuters, November 4, 2014
•Co-author, SEC Enforcement Actions Against Private Equity: Get Ready for More, Duane Morris Alert, February 6, 2013
•Co-author, How to Protect a Company's Most Valuable Asset: A Brand's Worth, Philadelphia SmartCEO, June 2011
• Fraud Risk Factors, Philadelphia SmartCEO, May 2011
• Private Equity Is a Process, chapter in Inside the Minds: Deal Strategies for Venture Capital and Private Equity Lawyers, January 2007 (Also at New York, New York Office)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represented a substance abuse and mental health treatment company in a $231 million debt and equity financing from a private equity fund to finance the growth of the company's multi-state rehabilitation and recovery center business. Represented WineAccess, Inc., a direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine eCommerce company, in its acquisition by Norwest Venture Partners, a global, multi-stage venture capital and growth equity investment firm. Represented a private equity fund in the sale of a portfolio company to strategic for $140.0 million. Represented a private equity fund in the control investment in an energy services company and a subsequent add on. Represented seller of assisted living services company to a public strategy. Represented a privately held healthcare IT software company in negotiation for sale to large strategic. Represented a growth capital fund in an investment in a bridge-note offering by a provider of an integrated suite of content management, collaboration, portal and business-intelligence software solutions. Represented a leading global investor in renewable-energy and energy-efficient industries in a bridge-note financing of a provider of residential energy-management systems for the utilities industry and its consumers. Represented a private equity firm as lead investor in a follow-on offering by a provider of high-performance, unified information-security systems. Advised sponsor on formation of a $150.0 million health capital fund. Advised sponsor on formation of a $150.0 million real estate fund to invest in university student housing projects. Advised sponsor on formation of a $250.0 million real estate fund as a subsidiary of a public REIT. Advised sponsor on formation of a fund of funds.

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Another Private Equity Filing Deadline Approaches: Do You Know Where Your BE-10s Are?
Piero Carbone,Richard P. Jaffe,Brian P. Kerwin,Thomas R. Schmuhl, May 25, 2015
For those who have not heard, another filing requirement of the U.S. government will require action by participants in the private equity industry. Form BE-10 is a mandatory filing required by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act as part of the 2014 Benchmark Survey of U.S....

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Richard P. Jaffe

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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