Richard Leisner


Attorney - Shareholder, Trenam Law
2700 Bank of America Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602

Work: 813 227 7461
rmleisner@trenam.com
Website
www.trenam.com

Expertise

  • Public and private securities offerings (IPOs, Regulation D, etc.)
  • Broker dealer private offering responsibilities
  • Due diligence
  • Securities resales (Rule 144, etc.)
  • M&A and corporate finance transactions
  • Investment company and investment adviser registration exemptions and regulation
  • Public company reporting and disclosure obligations
  • Executive employment agreements and compensation
  • Stock options and other equity based compensation arrangements
  • Corporate governance and conflicts of interest
  • SEC, FINRA and state investigations
  • Professional responsibility (legal malpractice, ethics, etc.)

Bio
Richard M. Leisner is an experienced expert witness in complex commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings involving corporate, securities and business law issues. Richard has provided expert witness services in federal and state courts, in arbitration proceedings and in both civil and criminal matters. Using his many years of experience as a transactions attorney in private practice, Richard is able to provide expert witness services on a broad range of substantive issues, including: 

  • Public and private securities offerings (IPOs, Regulation D, etc.)
  • Broker dealer private offering responsibilities
  • Due diligence
  • Securities resales (Rule 144, etc.)
  • M&A and corporate finance transactions
  • Investment company and investment adviser registration exemptions and regulation
  • Public company reporting and disclosure obligations
  • Executive employment agreements and compensation
  • Stock options and other equity based compensation arrangements
  • Corporate governance and conflicts of interest
  • SEC, FINRA and state investigations
  • Professional responsibility (legal malpractice, ethics, etc.)
Richard is the senior securities lawyer at Trenam Kemker, a Tampa based full service business law firm.  Richard divides his time between expert witness work and corporate and securities legal servcies for firm clients. Richard was graduated from Hamilton College (A.B. 1967 cum laude) and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 1970 cum laude); he has been recognized in all editions of The Best Lawyers in Amercia (1982-2014, Florida: securities, corporate, corporate governance)