Richard A. Silfen practices in the area of corporate law with concentrations in mergers and acquisitions as well as securities. Mr. Silfen also seeks to leverage his prior board service and senior executive experiences to benefit clients of the firm.
In the area of M&A, Mr. Silfen regularly advises publicly traded and privately held companies, boards of directors and special committees and fund sponsors and their portfolio companies in mergers and acquisitions and related strategic matters. In addition, Mr. Silfen advises clients in connection with control and non-control investments in publicly traded and privately owned businesses.
In the area of securities, Mr. Silfen advises publicly traded companies in connection with public and private equity and debt securities offerings and counsels privately owned companies in their efforts to become publicly traded. He also works with clients to facilitate public reporting and advises on compliance with applicable securities regulations. Mr. Silfen also advises fund sponsors and their portfolio companies in securities and other capital-raising transactions.
Mr. Silfen also assists emerging and private equity-backed companies to develop plans for the growth and development of their businesses and technologies, including collaborative and strategic partnerships, and joint venture arrangements.
Since 2009, during Mr. Silfen’s prior tenure with Duane Morris, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business included him as one of the leading corporate lawyers in Pennsylvania. Mr. Silfen has been included in two categories of Chambers listings: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity and Corporate/M&A: Securities. Chambers further described Mr. Silfen as "a very smart lawyer." Mr. Silfen joined Duane Morris in June 2015, having served as executive vice president and general counsel of VEREIT, Inc. (formerly American Realty Capital Properties, Inc.) from March 2014 through May 2015.
Mr. Silfen is a 1987 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and a 1983 graduate of Baylor University with a B.A. in Physics.