Richard L. Waggoner
Richard Waggoner has spent more than 30 years serving as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer, counseling sophisticated investors and issuers on private equity transactions, governance, contracts, and general corporate legal needs. Richard’s sharp legal acumen and sophisticated understanding of complex corporate issues developed over decades of experience have allowed him the opportunity to serve as outside general counsel for a variety of companies, including several private equity-controlled portfolio companies.
Richard is widely recognized as a corporate governance lawyer. He also regularly counsels boards of directors and board committees on matters of corporate governance. Over the years, Richard has advised a number of clients on distressed acquisition opportunities, creation of expansion capital, and strategies to deal with the growing reluctance of banks to fund large and highly-leveraged deals.
Richard is known for his high level of client service and responsiveness. He has earned a reputation of being practical and proactive in closing deals quietly and calmly. Clients find these qualities valuable, in addition to his extensive deal experience.
B.A., with high honors, The University of Texas at Arlington
J.D., cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law