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Richard A. Weintraub


Location: San Diego, California
Phone: (619) 696-9500 (Ext. 130)
Fax: (619) 615-5290
E-mail: [email protected]

Richard A. Weintraub is a Counsel of the firm. Practicing law for 39 years, Rick is an ’AV’-rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell. He has been Lead Counsel in more than 400 public and private offerings and more than 200 mergers and acquisitions. Rick has extensive experience in the negotiation and structuring of hundreds of business transactions. He specializes in the formation of business entities; venture capital transactions; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; public and private offerings, and debt financing.

Rick represents clients in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to, computer technology, biotechnology, medical services, finance and investment, communications, marketing, transportation, and real estate development. These transactions have been accomplished through such entities as corporations, limited liability companies, REITS, REMICS, business trusts, and limited partnerships.

Rick is an expert in the Crowdfunding area. Spurred on by the enactment of the JOBS Act of 2012, Rick co-founded a firm specializing in creating portal platforms for the offer and sale of securities in a cloud based eco-system. Rick has presented at several conferences, seminars and meetings addressing issues in the Crowdfunding area. Rick has prepared a significant number of private placement memoranda for the offering of securities using Crowdfunding.

With significant hands-on working knowledge of the relevant issues in his specific practice areas, Rick is often called upon to provide expert testimony in some of the most complex and challenging cases. He is uniquely qualified in the San Diego area to assess hypothetical fact patterns that may be analogous to actual areas of testimony and provide keen insight of how the application of the law applies to those fact patterns. Rick prides himself on providing superior services in an expeditious manner for a reasonable price. He has recently supplied testimony about (i) Rule 144 issues, (ii) Regulation D preemption over state law under Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933, (iii) the demand futility in shareholder derivative actions and (iv) unregistered broker-dealer determination. Rick provides expert witness services in the areas of corporate and securities law.

He also has considerable experience in the representation of hedge funds and private equity funds. Currently, he represents hedge fund offerings exceeding $200 million.

Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University California Los Angeles in 1975 and Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, in 1978. He was admitted into the U.S. Claims Court in 1984; the U.S. Tax Court in 1985; the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 1993; and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California in 1994. Rick has also been an instructor of tax and securities law courses at UCLA, University California San Diego, and University of San Diego. He has instructed a course entitled “Securities Law Implications for the Emerging Growth Business” at UCSD.





  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
    • Juris Doctorate - 1978
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1975

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1993
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1985
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1984