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Richard C. Bruder

Business Attorney at Troy, MI

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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1981
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Richard’s practice includes: helping venture capitalists, angel investors and entrepreneurs negotiate and close funding rounds; representing buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions; creating advisory boards for his entrepreneurial clients; providing “strategic legal advice” and, helping family-owned businesses survive and thrive.

 

Richard’s ideal clients include: 1) High potential entrepreneurs with a “change the world” business who need a sophisticated, efficient deal lawyer to help them navigate stages of growth. 2) Successful businessmen and women who are presented with the opportunity for a “great deal,” but aren’t sure where to begin to get the deal done. 3) Power users of legal services (second stage entrepreneurs whose business model often requires frequent use of a lawyer) who can experience lower fees and better quality legal services through a relationship-based fixed fee pricing model.

 

Richard has handled hundreds of early stage companies/funding rounds during his 35+ years of practice. In the past six years he has handled 38 funding rounds since coming to Kemp Klein – about one every other month. Since a funding round takes 60-90 days to close, there has seldom been a time when he hasn’t been working on at least one funding deal during this period, often two or more at the same time.

 

Richard says, “This work is the most satisfying work that I do. The investors and entrepreneurs that I represent literally ‘change the world’ through the products and services they bring to the market.”

 

Richard serves as counsel to Plymouth Venture Partners I, LLC (a $20 million early stage investment fund), Plymouth Venture Partners II, LP (a $40 million venture fund), Plymouth Venture Partners III, LP (a $60 million venture fund) and Plymouth Growth Partners IV (a $40 million venture fund); he has also served as counsel to two funds out of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business (The Frankel Fund, led by Professor Tom Porter, and the Social Venture Fund, led by Gautam Kaul, Ph.D.).

 

Prior to joining the Kemp Klein Law Firm, Richard founded and for 7 years served as managing partner of his own law firm, Enterprise Law Partners, PLLC. Prior to forming Enterprise Law Partners, PLLC, Richard spent 20 years as a senior partner at a prominent business law firm in the metro Detroit area. While at that firm, Richard was a member of the firm’s corporate practice group primarily advising clients on corporate finance transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions activities. His specialty areas included traditional bank financing, mezzanine lending, venture capital, seed and start-up financing, mergers, stock and asset deals as well as leveraged recapitalizations of family-owned businesses.

 

In his earlier years, Richard practiced law for five years at one of the largest law firms in downtown Detroit, where he engaged in a general practice, representing clients including the Detroit Lions, the Ford Family Foundation, Comerica Bank as well as a variety of other business entities.

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Kemp Klein Law Firm
201 W. Big Beaver, Suite 600
Troy, MI, 48084

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kemp Klein Law FIrm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Vistage Michigan
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Dean & Fulkerson
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Managing Member
  • Enterprise Law Partners, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Shareholder
  • Seyburn Kahn Ginn Bess and Serlin, PC
  • 1986 - 2006
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Education

  • Wayne State University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1985
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD
  • 1981
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • Private Directors Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Vistage Michigan
  • Trusted Advisor
  • 2010 - Present
  • Family Business Council
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Michigan Venture Capital Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 1981 - Present
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Contributor
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Toastmasters
  • Past President
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2024
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Martindale-Avvo
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer - Business Organizations (LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer - Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • Best Lawyer - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer - Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer - Business Organizations (LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • DBusiness
  • 2010
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Troy Business Lawyer Richard C. Bruder
Richard C. Bruder
Business Attorney
Troy, MI
Licensed for 42 years