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  • Education
    • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1981, Hastings Law Journal
    • A.B., Stanford University, 1977, Economics
    • Executive Education Program, Stanford Law School's General Counsel Institute
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1981
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982
Richard Zolezzi enjoys leveraging his experience to proactively identify and resolve clients’ legal and business needs. He started his practice in New York working with manufacturers, financial institutions, and venture capital funds on their financing and mergers & acquisition transactions. Richard has a focused, practical approach to problem solving. He attributes these skills to spending 10 years as the general counsel of a technology and services company, with subsidiaries in over 15 countries. 

Richard's practice focuses on:
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Corporate transactions
  • Private equity and investment funds
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Domestic and international finance
  • Technology transactions
  • Venture capital and emerging growth companies

Richard is also a frequent speaker on cross-border legal issues, particularly for companies investing in the U.S.
webinar Webinars
October 3, 2017
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Corporate investment with China and Europe and the potential impacts of the Trump administration
Presenter, Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar; San Francisco
January 2017
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The General Counsel as Talent Manager
Panel Moderator; San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar
September 2016
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Business-Informed Legal Advice—Doing Business in the U.S.
New Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA) with Office for Science & Technology at the Embassy of France Seminar; Paris, France
June 2016
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Établir Votre Présence Aux USA—Des Démarches Concrètes
Speaker, Business France Conference; Paris, France
October 2015
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The Cleantech Open Global Forum
First Round Judge; San Francisco, CA
May 2015
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Running a Global Business: Legal Issues Across Borders
Speaker, Nixon Peabody Client Program; San Francisco, CA
January 2015
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Cross Pacific Investment and Trade Summit: Establishing a Business in the U.S.
Speaker, U.S.-China Business and Culture Association and the Bay Area Council Summit; San Francisco, CA
August 2014
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The Present and Future of Cleantech Financing
Panel Moderator, Nixon Peabody Client Program; San Francisco, CA
April 2014
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Trends in U.S. Retail
Panel Moderator, Business France Conference; New York, NY
January 2014