Richard A.Shortz focuses on energy and project finance. Co-chair of the firm’s energy and infrastructure finance practice,Richard’s work includes mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate finance and securities, and general representation of publicly held companies. Richard represents energy companies in acquisitions, dispositions, and financings for independent power projects in the United States and internationally. He also handles major oil and gas acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. Richard leads the firm’s corporate and business transactions practice in Los Angeles.
Richard previously served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Tosco Corporation, a Fortune 200 energy company, where he was involved in numerous acquisitions as the company grew from $100 million to more than $2 billion in revenues.
Harvard Law School, 1970, J.D.
Indiana University, 1967, B.S.
U.S. Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
Member, American Bar Association, Natural Resources Section
Member, American Bar Association, Energy Section
Member, American Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Corporate and Banking Section
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2003–2014)
Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2012–2013)
Listed, Southern California Super Lawyer (2004–2013)