Richard J. Sweet

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


Richard J. Sweet is a corporate attorney and Department Chair for Greenberg Glusker’s Corporate, Finance & Securities practice. 

Rich’s background and experience in the automotive industry, coupled with his decades-long expertise in a variety of transactional and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contract negotiations, and debt and equity financing, enables him to provide his clients with a unique approach to practicing law.

Rich represents various business entities including middle-market, automotive, food and beverage, service, real estate, and high-tech companies. He is experienced in advising clients in connection with:

  • general corporate and securities matters;
  • drafting and negotiating complex limited liability company operating agreements and joint venture agreements;
  • drafting and negotiating asset purchase, stock purchase and merger agreements, shareholder agreements, and executive compensation agreements; and
  • advising clients in connection with regulatory issues.

Rich is a member of the Bruin Professionals, Century City and a member of the Association for Corporate Growth - Los Angeles. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and his B.A. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Prior to earning his B.A. and J.D., Rich earned an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Universal Technical Institute (UTI). Upon graduation from UTI, Rich spent years honing his trade in the automotive field, focusing on cutting-edge supplemental restraint technology and automotive electronics.

Professional Affiliations


  • Listed in Los Angeles Business Journal's "Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys," 2022
  • Listed, Los Angeles Times as a Business of Law Visionary, 2021
  • Recipient, American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
  • Alpha Kappa National Honor Society
  • Listed, Southern California Rising Stars, 2012 & 2014
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2023–2024

Bar Admissions

  • California


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