Rick is the chair of the firm's Corporate Department and has over 30 years of experience counseling emerging businesses and seasoned private companies in general business matters, choice of entity, corporate governance, federal and state securities law compliance, strategic partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents lenders and borrowers in asset-based lending transactions and acquisition financing.

In the health care industry, Rick has counseled physician groups and health care entities in all aspects of their businesses, including corporate governance, strategic relationships, affiliations and securities law compliance matters.

He lectures extensively about the Ohio Limited Liability Company Act and choice of entity issues.

Rick is listed in Best Lawyers® in the area of Corporate Law and has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers®.


  • Capital University Law School  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1985)
  • The Ohio State University  (B.A., 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Columbus, Ohio Corporate Law, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2019
  • Best Lawyers®, Corporate Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent
  • Columbus Junior Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Young Citizen Award, 1994


  • United School Network, Past Chairman and President
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 1994
  • The Ohio Division of Securities, Exemptions Law Committee
  • The Godman Guild Association, past President and Board Member
  • Camp Mary Orton, Development Board, Former Member