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Richard A. Riley

PHONE 208.388.4842    FAX 208.954.5255    EMAIL

Richard Riley is a partner in the firm’s business and finance group. During his more than thirty years of practice, Mr. Riley has focused on corporation, partnership and LLC law; business organization, financing, governance, transactions, and litigation; securities regulation; and insurance company regulation.

Significant Representation

Business Transactions and Finance

  • Complex limited partnership and limited liability agreements
  • Securities financing, including private placements
  • Venture capital and secured financing transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions; tender offers
  • Purchases and sales of numerous small and medium-sized business entities, such as technology, software, insurance, construction, building materials supply, convenience store, and lumber businesses
  • Reorganizations for business, tax, family planning, and divorce purposes
  • Business operating contracts


  • Independence standards; conflicts of interest analysis and procedures
  • Duties and liabilities of Directors under Delaware and Revised Model Business Corporation Act (including Idaho)
  • Best practices for boards and board committees of public, private, and nonprofit corporations
  • For-profit and nonprofit corporate organization and governance issues

Business Litigation

  • Idaho Securities Bureau and Insurance Department enforcement actions
  • Securities civil litigation including special litigation committee representation, arbitrations, class actions, and derivative litigation against management, issuers, securities brokers, principals, and sales personnel
  • Disputes among business owners; business breakups

Regulatory Practice

  • Federal and state securities regulation of issuers, brokers, and investment advisors
  • State regulation of insurance companies, agencies, holding companies, and third party administrators, including market conduct and financial examinations, affiliate transactions, change of control, and insurance company insolvency proceedings
  • Service as hearing officer for exempt exchange of securities transactions


  • Audit responses including organizational, leasing, and loss contingency financial disclosure issues
  • Real estate and securitized asset financings
  • Securities offering exemptions and Rule 144 resales
  • Wind energy development – equity and debt financing transactions


Law School: Denver University Law School, J.D., 1977

Staff Member, Denver Law Review

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College, B.A., cum laude, 1972

Community Activities

St. Mary’s School Board member and PTO President

Youth soccer coach

Boise Philharmonic Association, Board of Directors


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