Richard A. Tulli

Of Counsel

Overview

Richard Tulli is a corporate and securities attorney helping individuals as well as privately and publicly-held companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, medical software, hospitality, telecommunications, and oil and gas. For 35 years, Rick has served boards of directors and board committees, executive officers, shareholders, private equity and venture capital firms, institutional investors, investment managers and sponsors of private investment funds.

Clients throughout the United States and abroad turn to Rick on their significant transactions, such as:

  • Public and private or exempt offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Secured and unsecured debt financings and refinancings
  • Private equity and venture capital investments
  • Arrangements between equity owners
  • Executive employment and compensation plans and agreements
  • Executive severance arrangements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tender offers
  • Recapitalizations
  • Going-private transactions
  • Private investment funds, formation and investment
  • Investment management accounts and relationships, and
  • Securities and other regulatory matters

He has also assisted publicly-held clients with public reporting and disclosure, director and officer fiduciary duties, corporate governance and policies and regulatory compliance, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and securities exchange compliance.

Rick's clients appreciate his approachable manner, breadth of knowledge and detailed focus on getting deals done. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Business Law Section
      • Former Section Chair (2010-2011)
      • Former Council Member
      • Member, Business Organizations Code Committee
      • Member, Securities Law Committee
      • Former Chair, Information Committee
      • Former Chair, Legal Opinions Committee
      • Former Chair, Corporation Laws Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Member, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
      • Member, Legal Opinions Committee
      • Member, Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee
  • Member, Texas Venture Capital Association
  • Director and Chairman, Texas Business Law Foundation (2016-2018)
  • Director, National Association of Corporate Directors, North Texas Chapter
  • Co-editor of O’Connor’s Business Organizations Codes Plus (published annually)
  • Co-editor of O’Connor’s Business & Commerce Code Plus (published annually)
  • Regular speaker on various corporate, M&A, and securities law topics at continuing legal education seminars

Community Involvement

  • Board Member and Corporate Secretary, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store of Dallas
  • Volunteer, Christ the King Catholic Church
  • Volunteer, Saint Jude Chapel

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers® in America (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.)
    • Corporate Law (2008-2018)
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine 
    • Securities & Corporate Finance (2003-2012, 2014-2017)
  • Recognized, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2007-2009, 2015)
    • Corporate Securities/Capital Markets
  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, (1979)
    • Articles Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
    • Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • B.A., Valparaiso University, (1976), with high distinction

Admissions

  • Texas (1979)

Representative Matters

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Represented a Honolulu-based health care provider and its pension plan in investments in limited partnership interests of private investment funds
Representation of Linens ‘N Things, a national retail chain, in its Chapter 11 proceedings
Negotiation of enhanced coverage for publicly traded clients in directors and officers, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, crime and commercial general liability policies

Capabilities