Rick Wirthlin's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law, joint ventures and executive compensation. He has extensive experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of private and publicly held companies, equity and debt financings, private placements, public offerings, venture capital transactions, joint ventures, executive employment contracts and executive equity arrangements.

Rick’s clients include privately held startup and emerging growth companies; publicly held companies; and corporate and individual investors, including institutional investors, private equity funds, entrepreneurs and C-suite corporate executives.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2023)

Practice Areas


University of Chicago (J.D., 1988), cum laude; Order of the Coif

University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1988)

Brigham Young University (B.A., Chemistry, 1984), summa cum laude


  • California, 1988
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