He has extensive experience with business clients in industries including banking, consumer products, health care, higher education, and manufacturing.
Rick has represented private, public, and nonprofit entities in mergers and acquisitions and has represented a publicly traded company in a follow-on stock offering. He handles regulatory issues, business formations, mergers and acquisitions, sales, loans and financing transactions, contracts, and workouts.
He also provides counsel on debt offerings under Regulation D and has provided advice and guidance regarding ’33 Act and ’34 Act filings.
Rick is a cum laude graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he served as administrative editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Rick has been named to Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in Business and Corporate law and has been selected as one of Lynchburg’s Top Lawyers by Lynchburg Business magazine. He holds a Distinguished® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. For several years, Rick taught both undergraduate and graduate business law as an adjunct professor at the Lynchburg College School of Business.
Rick joined Edmunds & Williams in 1994. He became part of the Woods Rogers’ team of attorneys when the two firms merged in October of 2016.
Rick lives in Lynchburg with his wife, Sarah, and their three children, Sallie, Jack, and Aggie. He is an avid runner and his hobbies include photography and reading.
Lynchburg Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association—Member, former member of Board of Governors
Virginia State Bar
Amazement Square—Board of Directors
James River Day School—Board of Trustees , Former Chair of Board of Trustees
Centra Specialty Hospital—Chair of Board of Managers
Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Virginia—Chair of Constitutions and Canons Committee
Lynchburg College School of Business—Former adjunct professor
Pettyjohn, Wood & White—Board of Directors
Rule of Law Project—Regional Coordinator
St. John’s Episcopal Church—Former Member of Vestry; Former Co-chair of Rector Search Committee
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