Richard Green

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in New York, New York

Kessler & Green
Richard Green
Kessler & Green

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1981

Education: University of Pennsylvania Law School

Languages Spoken: English, French

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2024

Kessler & Green

126 Eat 56th St
Suite 200
New York, NY 10022 Visit website


A consummate professional with over four decades of experience, Richard S. Green serves as a partner in the New York law firm of Kessler & Green LLP. Licensed to practice in New York and the District of Columbia, he has earned the respect of his peers, past clients and opposing counsel for his contributions to the legal profession.

Mr. Green has achieved remarkable success representing his clients in business and corporate matters pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, business partnerships and joint ventures, corporate governance and spin-offs, venture capital deals, securities law, construction and infrastructure investment disputes, restructurings and more. He has also handled multiple cases involving cross-border transactions (inbound and outbound deals) across various countries. 

Known for always being trial-ready, Mr. Green is also a trained mediator and arbitrator. He helps his clients work out their disputes before entering the courtroom with the same level of rigor and come to an accord on their legal matters. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals.

A Bachelor of Arts graduate of Harvard University, Mr. Green majored in Latin and government and graduated magna cum laude in 1975. He then completed his master's degree in business administration at The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1979 from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School through Penn's four-year joint JD-MBA program.

Mr. Green actively contributes to the community in which he lives and works and is a member of the New York State and New York City Bar Associations. He also serves as an honorary trustee at the Park Avenue Synagogue, a conservative Jewish congregation. He effortlessly communicates in English and French and has a basic knowledge of German.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Arbitration, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Mediation, Partnership

  • 50% Business/Corporate
  • 30% Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 20% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1979, Washington DC

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America (Energy Law)
  • Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • New York Lawyer of the Year 2015 (Energy Law)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Energy Committee, New York City Bar Association (2003-2006)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York
  • Member, Project Finance Committee, New York City Bar Association, (2009-2012)
Educational Background:
  • AB, Harvard College, 1975, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1975
  • MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • Represented private equity investors in equity investment in UK-based manufacturing firm, 2018
  • Represented private equity investors in follow-on investment in UK-based manufacturing firm, 2019
  • Represented start-up company in connection with private placement of equity securities to fund business development activities in connection with design, development and manufacturing agreement as part of "restart" of business, 2018
  • Represented start-up medical devices company in negotiation of major agreement for design and development of prototype of patented radiation protection system, testing, manufacturing and sale of product, 2017
  • Represented start-up company in connection with the restructuring of equity capital structure and private offering of equity securities to restart business, 2016
  • Represented major construction company in connection with proposed sale of membership interest in solar project., 2019
  • Represented sole owner of group of ground transportation businesses in sale to large UK-based portfolio company of major private equity firm., 2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Have served since 2019 as a neutral in Part 137 Attorney Fee Arbitration Program., 2019
Industry Groups:
  • Construction; Construction Materials; Infrastructure; Utility And Energy; Ground Transportation

Office location for Richard Green

126 Eat 56th St
Suite 200
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-651-3903


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2024

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