Rick Usher is an attorney and business advisor with over 35 years of varied experience. He focuses his practice on business and corporate transaction and provides his clients with practical, business-oriented guidance. He uses his extensive legal and business experience to assist and counsel business owners and executes moving forward from the corporate world into entrepreneurship. Clients often seek his advice for their business issues as well as their legal needs.
His clients represents a wide variety of industries, including motor vehicle dealerships, medical devices, food distribution, pharmaceutical, Internet based businesses, manufacturers and providing pragmatic and understandable advice on complex issues and realistic solutions with a bottom-line business orientation. His practice includes; handling sales and acquisitions of businesses; negotiating and preparing contracts, leases and licenses; structuring and forming business entities; corporate operations and governance; assisting with financing documentation; advising franchises; and counseling on employment and operational issues.
He began his legal career as a business litigation attorney with a major Los Angeles law firm. He also spent over 10 years as Vice President and General Counsel of the US petroleum refining marketing operations of a British public company that later become part of NYSE Fortune 200 company. During this time, he was actively involved in the company’s growth through the acquisitions of hundreds of retail outlets and a major California refinery. His corporate experience included managing legal, human resources, risk management, and environmental departments; serving on corporate Executive Committees; supervising outside counsel; and handling a wide variety of business acquisitions and transactions. He uses his business experience to provide advice that fits his clients’ business needs.
Miami University (Ohio) (B.A., Magnum Cum Laude)
UCLA School of Law (Juris Doctor)
California State Bar
Los Angeles County Var
Orange County Bar