Richard Braemer

Richard J. Braemer

Special Counsel

Richard J. Braemer practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (representing sellers and buyers), corporate and real estate financings, corporate restructurings, venture capital investments, joint ventures, and executive compensation. Richard is extensively involved in general corporate and corporate governance issues, including the representation of directors of public companies and independent committees of boards of directors.


Representative Matters

  • Represented a client that purchased the interest of a financial services company in a joint venture, thereby acquiring 100% of the business of the joint venture, and immediately thereafter sold the entire business previously conducted by the joint venture to a third party buyer.
  • Represented an importer, exporter, processor and distributor of specialty agricultural products in a joint venture with a multinational food company. The transaction consisted of about 25 different agreements, including the Contribution Agreement, LLC Agreement for the joint venture, services agreements, and other agreements.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, corporate/M&A and private equity law, (Pennsylvania), 2003-2020

The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Philadelphia), 2006-2024; "Lawyer of the Year," Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Philadelphia), 2017 and Corporate Law (Philadelphia), 2020

Speaking Engagements

Frequent lecturer in CLE programs

Board Memberships & Community Service

Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE-listed homebuilder), Director

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, a Philadelphia-based, nonprofit health care network, Director and past Chair (four-year term as Chair, served 2005-2009); Chair of AEHN 's Compensation Committee

Past President of a child-care agency, overseeing its merger with a family-service agency

Has served on boards of both public and private corporations



Yale Law School (LL.B. 1965, cum laude)

Amherst College (B.A. 1962, magna cum laude)