Richard P. WaxmanAttorney

Wendel Rosen LLP 1111 Broadway, 24th FloorOakland, CA 94607

Rick represents a large number of medium-sized businesses, including distributors, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, franchisees, restaurant owners, physicians, architects, and general and specialty contractors. While he assists clients with all manner of general business counseling, some of his specific experience includes:

  • Corporations
  • Partnerships (general and limited)
  • Limited liability companies
  • Professional organizations
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Employment and consulting agreements
  • Sales of assets and stock
  • Bulk sales and related escrows
  • Security protection in personal property secured transactions
  • Mergers, conversions, reorganizations and acquisitions
  • Private placements
  • Securities law
  • Commercial law and general real estate law
  • Federal and state regulatory compliance and registrations


Representing many dealer groups and franchisee organizations, Rick is counsel to the majority of the franchisees of independently owned retail "Big O" Tire Stores located throughout the Western United States. He has developed a forte for putting together private placement offerings for a variety of business ventures. In addition, Rick represents a number of nonprofit organizations, including franchise groups, time-share and condominium associations, and private schools.
Prior to practicing law, Rick was a principal in a kitchen and bath remodeling business in the Bay Area for several years, at which time he met many of the general and specialty contractors, such as plumbers, electricians, cabinet installers, and others, who now use his legal services.


  • Action Guide: Article 6 and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, consultant, California State Bar


Alameda County Bar Association
  • President, 2003
  • Director, 1998 - 2004

Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation
  • President, 2006 - 2008
  • Director, 2004 - 2008

State Bar of California
  • Franchise Law Committee of Business Law Section; Member, 1993 to 1996

Speaking & Teaching

  • Panelist for California Continuing Education of the Bar and Lorman Educational Services seminars

Awards & Recognition
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Corporate Law, 2016
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell*
  • Individual Lawyer of the Year Award for Distinguished Service, Alameda County Bar Association, 2008


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