Clinton Richardson

Biography

Clinton Richardson is a practicing attorney with more than three decades of experience advising entrepreneurs and venture investors. The son of an entrepreneur, Richardson has also served on the boards of venture backed companies and made angel investments.

His experience includes negotiating and closing venture financings for both companies and venture capital funds, conducting private placements, as well as negotiating, structuring and closing loans, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, licenses and other business agreements. His counsel to venture capital funds has included structuring and establishing funds, partner negotiations and spin-outs, and portfolio company investments and divestments. His work with operating companies has included counsel on company governance issues, intellectual property protection, employee compensation, and planning for fundraisings.

Richardson is also a founder and director of the oldest and largest trade association for venture capital and private equity investors in the Southeastern United States – the Southern Capital Forum. He obtained his law degree from Duke University where he graduated with distinction and served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal. His undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, is in economics from Albion College in Albion Michigan. He and his work have appeared in Entrepreneur, Venture and other business publications.

For more about how Richardson became involved with growing companies and the investors who fund their work see the author's web site at www.growco.com.

Where to find Clinton Richardson online


Books

Richardson's Growth Company Guide 5.0 - Investors, Deal Structures, Legal Strategies
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,570. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
The 5th edition of a critically acclaimed resource for entrepreneurs and private company investors written by a "veteran legal practitioner" who "knows his stuff." Contains 250+ strategy-packed entries that answer the questions most frequently asked by owners and operators of growing companies as they search for funding, negotiate financing terms, and address other critical issues.

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