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D. Matthew Richardson

Orange County
F: +1.714.428.5955
Los Angeles
T: +1.213.620.1780
F: +1.213.620.1398


  • LL.M., New York University, 1985
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings, 1984, cum laude
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1981
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Thought Leadership


D. Matthew Richardson is a partner in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices, a member of the Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group. 

Areas of Practice

Mr. Richardson specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, liquidations and spin-offs, complex financing, debt restructuring, real estate taxation, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies.

Thought Leadership


Climate Change & Clean Technology Law Blog Posts

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts

Life Sciences Law Blog Posts

Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "Maximizing the $5 Million Exemption," 2013 Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Tax Practitioners' Conference, May 7, 2013, Los Angeles, California
  • "Estate Planning for the Baby Boomer – Ideas that Make you Stand Out," 2012 Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Tax Practitioners’ Conference, May 24, 2012, Los Angeles, California
  • "Negotiating and Drafting Acquisition Agreements," USC Tax Institute, January 2007



  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Taxation Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association