Richard C.Mendelson


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Rich is a deal lawyer who prides himself on fostering long-standing client partnerships while adding value in complex commercial real estate transactions. 

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Rich has particular knowledge in the areas of acquisitions, joint ventures, and financing transactions, as well as in workouts and restructurings. He has extensive experience in representing both domestic and international insurance companies and banks, public pension funds (and their advisors), private equity funds, and significant family-owned real estate companies in all matters relating to commercial property.

Rich has a keen perspective of both sides of a deal and provides clients with sophisticated deal structuring advice that is grounded by his constant presence in the marketplace on behalf of his clients. His practice operates across Seyfarth’s national platform which gives Rich a true pulse on deal trends throughout the country.  He is quick to identify key issues and manages unexpected deal challenges with practical and focused advice.

Chambers & Partners ranks Rich highly in their Chambers USA guide, having referenced him as "a precise and skilled technician with a sterling track record," and citing a market source describing him as a "really superb and responsive lawyer." Rich is also listed in The Legal 500 and in The Best Lawyers in America for real estate law. He has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer, as the result of a research project conducted jointly by Law & Politics and Los Angeles magazines.

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School

    Cum laude
    Associate editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

  • AB, Rutgers University
  • California
  • New Jersey
  • New York