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Richard L. Kintz

Of Counsel
San Diego (Del Mar)
T: 858.720.8919
F: 858.509.3691


  • J.D, University of California, Berkeley, 1969, Order of the Coif, Editor of California Law Review
  • B.A., University of Redlands, 1966, with distinction

Richard Kintz is of counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office and was the prior Co-Team Leader of both the firm's Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses Team and Private Wealth Team until October 2015. He was previously a partner  at Sheppard Mullin from 1999 through 2015.


  • Listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2016
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2011-2014


Venture Capital - Negotiate and document venture capital financings, both on behalf of companies and in representing venture capitalists; participated in numerous convertible bridge financings.

Representation of Start Up Companies - Represented many start up companies in structuring and forming the entities, capital raising, shareholders agreements, founders agreements, stock option plans, phantom stock plans, licensing agreements, partnering arrangements, intellectual property issues, venture capital financing, and substantial work with foreign venture capitalists and foreign investors. These start up businesses have been involved in the areas of software, e-commerce, telecommunications, retail, sports, and consumer. These services also include appropriate introductions to funding sources and relevant service providers. We took one of these start up companies, Bridgepoint Education, Inc., public in April 2009.

Representation of Middle Market Companies - This representation has related primarily to liquidity events such as leveraged recapitalizations, minority equity infusions, debt transactions and majority equity sales.

Mergers and Acquisitions - These transactions have involved cash sales and stock for stock exchanges of both public and private companies. The industries involved have included companies involved in cemeteries and mortuaries, restaurants, consumer products, software companies, manufacturing, internet companies, spa companies, mortgage banking, real estate management, sports and action sports, travel agencies, service providers, and parts assemblers (including maquiladora companies). These transactions have involved puts, calls, earnouts and equity rollovers.

General Corporate Representation - Strategic planning, advisor to the Board of Directors, integration of corporate planning and structuring with estate and gift tax issues of the owners. 

Private Wealth Team - Creation of Family Offices; structuring of the holdings of the
Family in order to transition the assets to future generations; work with the
clients on business succession; serving as the “Trusted Advisor” to the Family. 


  • Board of Directors, Voices For Children, San Diego