Richard H. Casper


Richard H. Casper


Since 1975, Richard H. Casper has acted as a counselor on the full spectrum of commercial matters affecting businesses, including licensing, purchasing/selling, lending, distribution/agency, and bankruptcy. He is a partner and corporate lawyer with the firm’s Finance & Financial Institutions Practice and is former chair of the Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling Practice. Rich is also a member of the firm’s Distribution & Franchise Practice and the Food & Beverage Industry Team.

Rich regularly represents manufacturers and vendors of a diverse array of goods and services, including agricultural implements, food and other consumer products, printing, software, tools, electronic equipment, and manufacturing equipment.

Representative Experience

  • US $80bn milk output supply contract.
  • Joint research and development agreement with IBM.
  • Reciprocal farm implement distribution agreement between U.S. and European manufacturers.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Peer review rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system.
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (1987-2023).

Community Involvement

  • Rich frequently presents to trade and lawyers groups on commercial contracts, sales law, distribution, bankruptcy, and antitrust law.
  • He is the general editor of and authored the chapter on United States distribution law for International Agency and Distribution Agreements (2010), published by LexisNexis, and wrote chapters on commissioned agency agreements in the Commerce Clearing House treatise Product Distribution Law Guide (2009) and the Practical Law Company International Sales and Marketing Practice Manual (2010).
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
07 October 2021 Manufacturing Industry Advisor

Legal Implications of Blockchain in Supply Chain: What’s Law Got to Do With It?

The advent of new technology brings along with it the murkiness of how the American legal system will treat such technology.
23 September 2021 Blogs

Smart Supply Chains Using Smart Contracts

One benefit of blockchain includes its ability to harness the power of smart contracts.
24 August 2021 Blogs

At What Price?: Pricing Strategies to Deal with Rising Costs

Given the rapidly changing supply chain landscape, how can a supplier address its rising costs in its pricing to its customers?
19 August 2021 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys from 18 U.S. offices have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, and 46 lawyers from 13 offices were included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. Additionally, 14 of the firm’s attorneys received the special designation of “Lawyer of the Year,” an honor earned by only one lawyer in each practice area and metropolitan region.
24 March 2021 Newsletters

Food & Beverage Supply Chain Desk Reference

Foley & Lardner’s Food & Beverage Industry Team has authored a new handbook entitled, “Food & Beverage Supply Chain Desk Reference.” For the sake of convenience, the Desk Reference includes quick answers to your legal needs and analysis across eight areas of focus.