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Ricardo O'Neil Bernard

Ricardo O'Neil Bernard

Practice areas:

Venture Capital, Corporate & Incorporation, Banking, Contracts & Agreements

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About Me

Ricardois the managing partner of the R. Bernard Law Group. His practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions with clients including small businesses to venture capital funds. Prior to starting the firm, Ricardo was an attorney in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.  

Ricardo graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Political Science, with distinction and studied at Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. Mr. Bernard received his J.D. from The University of Chicago. His native language is English and he is proficient in French.


Languages Spoken: French, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%
    7 years, 200 cases
  2. Venture Capital: 30%
    7 years, 40 cases
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    7 years, 250 cases
  4. Banking: 20%
    7 years, 100 cases



Fixed (Always)

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Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

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Contact Info

Bernard Law Group

112 Charlton Street
New YOrk, NY, 10014



NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateGreenberg Traurig2011 - 2011
Managing PartnerR. Bernard Law Group2011 - Present
AssociateCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton2007 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Fund FormationSuccessful fundraising.
Equity GrantSuccessful establishment of stock option plan
Incorporation and FundraisingSuccessful fundraising of $450,000

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Northwestern UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Sloan School of ManagementKey Issues For Entrepreneurs to Consider2012