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Richard H. Agins

Licensed as a CPA for many years, Richard has a thorough understanding of the financial aspects of business and the ability to quickly analyze the financial ramifications of legal choices.  This rare combination of expertise and experience allows him to help clients address both strategic and practical business and financial issues.   Before beginning the practice of law, Richard worked in both the financial and operational areas of business, serving in roles ranging from Chief Financial Officer to independent management consultant for companies in the construction, supply/distribution and food service industries, to president of a closely-held manufacturing company in the fashion industry.  

Having earned an MBA early in his career, Richard approaches the practice of law from both a strategic and a tactical perspective, evaluating the interdependency among the various business functions and always viewing business from the broadest legal perspective and the law from a thoroughly commercial and investment-based point of view. During the course of his legal career with the major international law firm, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Richard worked on large bankruptcies and out-of-court restructuring engagements, both domestically and internationally.  As part of the teams handling these high-stakes engagements, he contributed his deep financial knowledge in evaluating the debtors’ condition and the prospects and methods for creditor recovery.  Richard has evaluated and proposed debtor-in-possession credit facilities, and has assessed private placement memoranda and bond indentures.  He has also handled numerous consumer and mid-sized bankruptcies, always combining sound legal counsel with compassion and personal attention to his clients’ needs. Fluent in Spanish, Richard has authored commentaries on Spanish-language insolvency laws and restructuring documents, as well as assessing and commenting on proposed plans of reorganization in cross-border representations.  Richard also has focused his practice on general business law, mergers and acquisitions, business formation, elder law and business-based immigration, the combination of which has uniquely qualified him to write business plans for EB-5 visa project developers.


Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of Arizona; District of Arizona; Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona

Appellate Division, 3d Dept. of New York; Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; Bankruptcy Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Superior Court of Connecticut (inactive); District of Connecticut; Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (inactive); Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Awards:
Super Lawyers Rising Star - Pennsylvania 2013

Super Lawyers Rising Star - Connecticut 2012

Super Lawyers Rising Star - Connecticut 2011

American Bar Assn. Client Counseling Competition Finalist

Recipient Adolph Homberger Humanitarian Award, Pace University School of Law

Managing Editor, Pace Law Review


Selected Publications:

Freedom Means Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Dignified Death, Orlando Sentinel, Nov. 4, 2014;;

Who is Liable for the Safety of a Subcontractor’s Employees?, Construction Executive, June 2012;  

Verifiably Complicated: The Controversial Impact of E-Verify on Small Business, The Philadelphia Lawyer, Spring 2012;  

Lien Laws Must be Followed Precisely, Connecticut Law Tribune, July 12, 2010; 

Navigating Perilous Waters of Corporate Insolvency, Connecticut Law Tribune, November 16, 2009;  

An Argument for Expanding the Application of Rule 53(b) to Facilitate Reference of the Special Master in Electronic Discovery, 23 Pace Law Rev. 689 (2003).


Education:

Lafayette College, Easton, PA - B.A., Romance Languages

Bernard M. Baruch College - City University of New York - MBA, Accounting & Finance

Pace University School of Law - White Plains, NY - J.D. cum laude


Richard H. Agins, a Sun Lakes resident, brings a unique set of credentials to rendering legal advice and counsel, embracing extensive experience as a general corporate lawyer and expertise on financial transactions, earlier financial consulting and accounting experience, and front-line executive experience as president of a closely-held New York City corporation. 
 

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