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Steven A. Richman

Senior Counsel

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6709
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Steven Richman is senior counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office.  A tax attorney by training and a business attorney by practice, Mr. Richman represents institutional investors and business clients.

As a business counselor, Mr. Richman advises clients through the business life cycle, from choice of entity, through capital raise and growth phases (including various commercial transactions) and finally the implementation of an exit strategy.  Through that process Mr. Richman assists clients with preparing for, designing, negotiating, and executing tax optimized business strategies and transactions.  For some clients, he serves as de facto outside general counsel, providing guidance on day-to-day issues as well as on extraordinary corporate transactions.  With a strong tax background, Mr. Richman regularly works with clients to navigate the intersection of business practicality and the intricacies of corporate and partnership taxation.

In the investment arena, Mr. Richman serves as investment counsel to institutional investors such as large public pension funds, private pension funds (large and small) and family offices.  In that role, Mr. Richman represents clients in connection with their investments in private equity (both traditional private equity and real estate focused opportunities), hedge funds, direct equity, separate accounts, club deals, fund of funds, and other pooled investments.  The investments cover all sectors and include both domestic and off-shore transactions.

Steven Richman is senior counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office.  A tax attorney by training and a business attorney by practice, Mr. Richman represents institutional investors and business clients.

As a business counselor, Mr. Richman advises clients through the business life cycle, from choice of entity, through capital raise and growth phases (including various commercial transactions) and finally the implementation of an exit strategy.  Through that process Mr. Richman assists clients with preparing for, designing, negotiating, and executing tax optimized business strategies and transactions.  For some clients, he serves as de facto outside general counsel, providing guidance on day-to-day issues as well as on extraordinary corporate transactions.  With a strong tax background, Mr. Richman regularly works with clients to navigate the intersection of business practicality and the intricacies of corporate and partnership taxation.

In the investment arena, Mr. Richman serves as investment counsel to institutional investors such as large public pension funds, private pension funds (large and small) and family offices.  In that role, Mr. Richman represents clients in connection with their investments in private equity (both traditional private equity and real estate focused opportunities), hedge funds, direct equity, separate accounts, club deals, fund of funds, and other pooled investments.  The investments cover all sectors and include both domestic and off-shore transactions.

Education

  • LL.M., New York University (Tax) (2008)

  • J.D., University of Georgia, cum laude (2007)

  • B.A., Duke University

Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Tax Court

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Tax Section)

Presentations

  • “But You Said You’re a Lawyer?! Topics Every Lawyer Should Know (a little) About: Remember to Aim Before You Fire: The Importance of Building the Legal Base for Your (or your Client’s) Business,” presented by the State Bar of Georgia (October 2017)
  • “Federal Income Tax Issues in Real Estate Transactions” (July 2017)
  • “The Fundamentals of Fund Formation,” presented by Seyfarth Shaw, LLP (February 2017)
  • “But You Said You’re a Lawyer?! Topics Every Lawyer Should Know (a little) About: Remember to Aim Before You Fire: The Importance of Building the Legal Base for Your (or your Client’s) Business,” presented by the State Bar of Georgia (December 2016)
  • “Understanding the new Tax Rules that Will Change Every LLC and Partnership,” presented by Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Atlanta, GA (July 2014)
  • “Specialize to Succeed: Navigating the IRS Regulations of Business Taxation," presented by the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA (September 2014)

Publications