Richard Self

Richard Self

Pless Law Firm, LLC
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • California, Colorado
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Biography

Richard Self joined Pless Law Firm in 2021, bringing six years of expertise in real estate and business transactions. He began his practice working in San Francisco focusing on construction related litigation. Rich went on to receive his masters from the University of Denver in Real Estate Development and then working at a mid-size firm where he provided counsel to real estate clients in a variety of areas including drafting and reviewing purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, lease amendments, and other transactional agreements.

He currently centers his practice around assisting clients with business governance documents, negotiation of commercial leases, loan refinances, buy-out agreements, and commercial unlawful detainers.

In his free time, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, Madeline, and their three daughters!

Education
University of Denver
M.S. (2018) | Real Estate Development
COURSEWORK: Planning, Entitlements, and Public Finance
Honors: Boothby Scholarship Recipient, Real Estate & Construction Management Professional Builders Scholarship Recipient, Benjamin Bozeman Scholarship Recipient, 3.77 GPA
Activities: Graduate Business Scholar
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University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
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Honors: Law Merit Plus Scholarship Recipient, Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition Team Member
Activities: Maritime Law Journal: Associate Executive Articles Editor (2013-2014), Associate Business Editor (2012-2013)
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Pless Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Commercial Real Estate and Business Law Practice
Associate Attorney
Goodspeed & Merrill
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Real Estate & Corporate - Real Estate: acquisition, financing, entitlement, zoning, development, leasing, and disposition of both residential and commercial properties - Corporate: entity selection, formation and governance, syndication, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of business entities
Associate Attorney
Keegin Harrison LLP
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Real Estate & Corporate - Practice focused on business, real estate and land use-related transactional matters. - Worked with individuals and businesses of varying sizes on a wide range of transactional matters, including entity selection and formation, corporate governance, and mergers & acquisitions. - Real property practice focuses on the acquisition, financing, entitlement, zoning, development, leasing, and disposition of both residential and commercial properties. - Transactional practice with an adept background in litigation and a focus on problem solving and prevention. Prior to joining Keegin Harrison, experience was primarily in civil litigation, including managing cases from initial complaint through trial commencement—handling all pre-trial discovery, depositions, motion drafting, and court appearances in both the San Francisco and Alameda County Superior Courts.
Associate Attorney
Imai, Tadlock, Keeney & Cordery, LLP
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- Defended premises owners, contractors, etc., in lawsuits stemming from involvement in construction industry; - Actively managed dozens of cases through all phases of litigation cycle from initial receipt of Complaint through resolution; - Negotiated with opposing counsel and co-defendants at depositions, motion hearings, case management and trial-setting; - Cross-examined plaintiffs, percipient witnesses, and expert witnesses at more than fifty depositions; - Argued dispositive motions in San Francisco and Alameda Superior Courts and drafted discovery requests and responses; - Communicated with clients regarding all case development, evaluation, motion, and resolution strategies
Law Clerk
Gagnier Margossian LLP
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Entity Formation & Corporate Governance
Business Development Intern
OpenGate Capital
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Private equity firm specializing in acquisitions of divestitures and non-core, carve-outs. Reviewed non-disclosure agreements regarding prospective company acquisitions; tasked with creating condensed, yet comprehensive, overviews of all investment bank-produced confidential information memorandums for the review and analysis of domestic and international M&A partners within the firm.
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 300422
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Current
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State Bar of Colorado  # 52946
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 300422
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Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 52946
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Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Pless Law Firm, LLC - Denver, Colorado
55 Madison Street
Suite 770
Denver, CO 80206
Telephone: (303) 518-4078
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Pless Law Firm, PLLC - Austin, Texas
7000 N Mopac Expwy
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78731
Telephone: (512) 514-6000
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)