Richard J. Sweet

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

Corporate Experience

  • Represented Nutiva in stock purchase and contribution agreement with Hummingbird Management Partners, LLC and Lion Capital.
  • Represented Ironman 4x4 in acquisition of US distributor.
  • Represented Dehbala Orchards in acquisition of pistachio farms.
  • Represented Riot LLC in acquisition of majority interest in Nanoventures LLC, a leading nanotechnology and coatings technology company.
  • Represented largest private U.S. auto financing company in the placement of minority equity interest valued at $250 million to a Japanese conglomerate.
  • Represented leading national financing company in strategic restructuring valued at more than $1 billion.
  • Represented premier global provider of international transportation and logistics in secured lending transaction.
  • Represented private equity firm in acquisition and expansion of a major chain of sports fitness clubs.
  • Part of team who represented Sequential LLC in its sale to Focusrite Investments Inc.
  • Part of team who represented Shoreline Treatment Center in its acquisition by Odyssey Behavioral Health, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
  • Part of team who represented JW Heating & Air in its acquisition by Service Champions, a portfolio company of Center Oak Partners.
  • Part of team who represented Service Champions in its acquisition by Center Oak Partners.
  • Part of team who represented National Coatings Corporation in its acquisition by The Henry Companies.
  • Counseled digital media company in negotiations with major movie studio.
  • Represented premium home products retailer in $410 million sale to a public company.
  • Represented buyer of theatrical division of a public company.
  • Counseled large internet-based company specializing in servicing various needs of the recreational vehicle industry in connection with general corporate and regulatory matters.
  • Represented secured lender in connection with foreclosure and sale of assets of a publicly traded borrower, including assets located in the United States, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia and Macau.