Richard J. Sweet

Chair, Corporate, Finance and Securities Department
Fax 310-201-2392


Richard J. Sweet is a corporate attorney with deep expertise in a variety of transactional and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and debt and equity financing.

Rich has also represented various business entities including private equity firms, investment advisers and middle market high-tech and internet companies.

He is experienced in entity formation and advising clients in connection with general corporate and securities matters; drafting and negotiating bylaws, limited partnership and limited liability company operating agreements; drafting and negotiating asset purchase, stock purchase and merger agreements, shareholder agreements and executive compensation agreements and advising clients in connection with internet regulatory issues.

Professional Affiliations


  • Recipient, American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
  • Alpha Kappa National Honor Society
  • Listed, Southern California Rising Stars, 2012, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law  (J.D., 2004)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A., cum laude)
    • History