Richard Leisner is Trenam Kemker's senior securities lawyer. Richard joined the firm in 1972 and has been a Member since 1978. His practice encompasses all stages of the corporate life cycle for public and private companies and their executives. Richard’s practice includes all phases of capital formation and corporate transactions from start up venture capital and private placements through IPOs and ongoing SEC reporting, executive employment, compensation and benefits, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other reorganizations and takeover contests (offense and defense). Richard is also experienced in counseling Boards of Directors on corporate governance matters, fiduciary duty issues, the Business Judgment Rule, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and independent investigations. Richard also serves as an expert witness and consultant in corporate and securities and litigation matters, including professional malpractice.