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I firmly believe that the practice of law is a helping profession whose major goals should be the avoidance or equitable resolution of conflict, while protecting the rights of the client, helping the client to reach the client’s business goal and vigorously protecting and enforcing the client’s legal rights.

The first step in achieving this result is listening, really listening to the client and realizing that the needs of the client supersede the needs of the attorney. Most of my business clients understand their businesses better than I will ever understand their business. If the client is engaged in an area of business that they are not familiar with, the lawyer should never substitute the lawyer’s judgment for the client’s judgment, instead the lawyer should try to help the client find the expertise that they need to deal with an unfamiliar business situation. I have found this particularly to be the case when a client suffers a business reversal. I have done work with distressed companies for over 40 years, but I have found that helping a client to find a turnaround professional is more helpful to meet the client’s needs.


Practice areas


  1. Debt Agreements: 25%
    37 years
  2. Equipment Finance: 20%
    32 years
  3. Franchising: 20%
    34 years
  4. Chapter 11: 20%
    43 years
  5. Corporate: 15%
    43 years



Hourly ($275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Richard S. Rosenstein

1200 N. Federal Highway
Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL, 33432

Law Office of Richard S. Rosenstein

1200 N Federal Hwy Ste 200
Boca Raton, FL, 33432-2813



FLMember in Good Standing201406/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior of CounselNutter McClennen & Fish2005 - 2014
PartnerPepe & Hazard, LLP2000 - 2005
PartnerLane Altman Owens*1998 - 2000
PartnerPalmer & Dodge1993 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2005 - Present
Turnaround Management AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy CommitteeMember1973 - Present
American Bar Association, Commercial Financial Services CommitteeFounding MemberN/A
Boston Bar Association, Commercial Lending CommitteeChair1994 - 1996
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of Equipment Lease FinancingThe Impact of Bundling on Equipment Lease Syndication from the Purchaser’s Perspective2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Columbia College (Columbia, MO)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969