Lawyer Profile

Rich Marsden
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100

Law School - Emory University School of Law
Bar Admission - 4/30/1999

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee


Rich Marsden's practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate, securities, and technology.

Areas of Practice:
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate and Business Law
Licensing Agreements
Technology Development Contracts
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Business Organizations
Business Reorganizations
Venture Capital
Business Planning
Intellectual Property Licensing
Trademarks and Service Marks
Trade Secrets
Technology Law
Technology Business Development
Technology Financing
Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business Law
Franchises, Dealerships, and Distributorships
Federal Government Contracts 

Alabama, 1999
United States District Courts
    Northern District of Alabama
All Alabama State Courts

American Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association


J.D., 1998, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
M.B.A., 1991, Finance, with honors, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
    Beta Gamma Sigma
B.S., 1988, Chemistry, with honors, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ
    Phi Lambda Upsilon (National Chemistry Honor Society)

    H. Nechamkin Chemistry Award

Honors and Awards:
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2012 edition). Listed in the areas of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

Community Involvement:
Chairman, Biztech, 2006
    Member, Board of Directors, United Way of Madison County, 2003


Rich Marsden routinely advises clients entering into private equity transactions and assists them in negotiating with venture capitalists and preparing offering documents and Regulation D filings. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions, including the negotiation and preparation of letters of intent, definitive acquisition agreements, escrow agreements, and related documents. Rich Marsden has prepared Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, such as quarterly and annual reports on Forms 10q and 10k and has experience with SEC no-action letters. He also assists clients with shareholders' and directors' meetings.

Rich Marsden applies his knowledge of technology to address intellectual property issues faced by business clients in various corporate transactions. He has prepared technology transfer agreements, domestic and international technology licensing contracts, and technology development agreements.

Representative Transactions:
Represented bio-technology client in restructuring of its multinational business and partnering arrangements with two publicly traded companies.

Counsel to client in sale of $100 million government services business.

Represented client in sale of ultra-wide-band technology company to publicly traded corporation for up to $40 million.

Represented technology client in venture capital investment of $2 million.

Represented technology company in $265 million sale of business.

Represented client in creation of bio-technology company and subsequent purchase of DNA business in Germany, Japan, and the United States.

Represented client in fire-protection market in $25 million sale.

Represented start-up electronics company through four rounds of preferred-stock financing valued at approximately $3 million.

Represented communications company in $10 million capital raise and securing over $20 million in government loans.

Other Experience:
Member, Board of Directors, Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce
Adjunct Professor (Mergers and Acquisitions), University of Alabama School of Law
    Tuscaloosa, AL, 2009-
Business Consultant, Neste Chemicals, Inc., New Brunswick, NJ, 1991-1995
Licensed Stockbroker, 1991-1995
Process Chemist, Union Carbide Corporation, Somerset, NJ
Member, Army National Guard


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