Richard Leisner is Trenam Law's senior securities lawyer. His practice encompasses all stages of the corporate life cycle for public and private companies and their executives and owners. 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, and independent investigations. A substantial portion of Richard's time is devoted to service as an expert witness and consultant in corporate, executive employment, securities and corporate governance matters (including cases with allegations of professional malpractice).