Richard H. Bennett



Richard Bennett provides practical guidance to assist clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, investment management, venture finance and general corporate issues. He draws from his experience negotiating, drafting and structuring agreements to handle any challenges his clients might face.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Richard represents public and private companies in connection with M&A transactions. He has:

  • Represented a private company in its merger with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company
  • Represented public companies in divestitures of subsidiaries
  • Represented private equity funds in acquisitions of portfolio companies
  • Represented sellers in stock and asset-based transactions with strategic and financial buyers

Investment Management

Richard advises alternative investment managers on private fund formation, regulatory compliance and general transactional matters.

Venture Capital

Richard also counsels venture capital firms and strategic investors in emerging company investments and venture capital financings.

Past Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Richard worked as an associate at a corporate law firm in Minneapolis, where he gained extensive transactional experience.

Personal Interests

Richard enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing and skiing (basically anything outdoors) in his free time.


Bar Admissions



University of St. Thomas School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, University of St. Thomas Law Journal (editorial board - articles editor) (2017)

University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A. in Economics and Political Science (2013)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Wills for Heroes — Clinic Volunteer
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