RICHARD KESTENBAUM



Richard graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1984. He is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, California, and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits, and the United States Tax Court.

He concentrates his practice in the field of business law, counseling owners, investors and interested individuals in the areas of entity formation, restructuring and reorganization, contractual relationships, commercial, real estate and financing transactions, and family planning.

Richard has written for the New York Real Property Journal and is a member of the American Bar Association (Committees on Business Law, Real Property & Probate, and Law Practice Management), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Chair, Committee on Small Law Firm Management, 1999-2002), the Connecticut Bar Association (Business Law and Real Property Sections), the State Bar of California (Business Section), and the Fairfield County Regional Bar Association. He is also the former (2006-2010) Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission for the Town of Westport, Connecticut.

"I advise privately-held companies and the people who own and operate them. In essence, I act as general counsel for clients who need an attorney with cross-disciplinary abilities and experience. My practice embraces a variety of legal and business topics, and allows me to interact with clients in identifying and shaping their objectives, opportunities and solutions. By combining a solid business background with wide-ranging legal experience, I am able to provide focused legal advice targeted to a client's specific needs. This approach integrates my personal and professional belief that effective communication, meaningful collaboration, and diligent preparation are the keys to success."


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