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422 W Riverside Ave, Suite 1100
Spokane, WA 99201
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(509) 624-5265

Spokane Coeur d'Alene Law Firm, Real Estate law, Business and Corporate law, Banking law, Tax law, Litigation, Labor and Employment. 

Richard A. Repp

Repp, Richard A.

Spokane
Phone: 509.624.5265

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Principal

Primary Practice: Business & Corporate

Richard Repp represents business clients ranging from start-ups to public companies.

He assists both public and private clients with issuing debt and equity to raise capital from investors, including private offerings for start-up and early stage businesses. He also negotiates mergers, acquisitions and sales of public and private businesses. Richard registers public company securities with the SEC and prepares public company periodic reports, including proxy statements, quarterly and annual reports, and other shareholder communications. He handles regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters, including entity formation for corporations and limited liability companies, and advises clients with regard to shareholder, officer and board fiduciary duties. Richard also prepares and negotiates complex procurement and service agreements.

A business lawyer with a business background prior to practicing law, Richard previously owned and operated a consulting practice providing inventory management services to domestic and international clients. He also has a background in restaurant management, food processing and agriculture production. A native of the Inland Northwest, Richard lived and worked in Boston, New York, New Jersey and Copenhagen, Denmark before returning to Spokane to begin his law practice.

  • Licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho.
  • Joined Witherspoon Kelley in 2001. 

Education:

  • J.D., University of Idaho, 2001, Idaho Law Review Spring Edition Editor
  • B.S., Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, 1991

Representative Securities Offerings:

  • Northwest Bancorporation, Inc.; $20 million private placement.
  • Seed round investment for 3D printing startup; $450,000 private placement.
  • Equity financing for media/advertising company; $3 million private placement.
  • Bridge financing for fracking technology startup; $2 million private placement.
  • RiverBank Holding Company; $3 million private placement.
  • Series A financing for SMS communications startup; $800,000 private placement.
  • Seed round investment for B2B electronics company; $5 million private placement.
  • Northwest Bancorporation, Inc.; $12.5 million private placement.
  • Idaho Independent Bank; $6 million rights offering and exempt public offering.
  • RiverBank Holding Company; $7 million private placement.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation; $730 million recapitalization via private placement.
  • Equity financing for tele-pharmacy company; $2.5 million private placement.
  • Northwest Bancorporation, Inc.; $4 million rights offering.
  • Equity financing for financial advisory firm; $5 million private placement.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation; $200 million registered public offering.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation; $347 million registered public offering.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation; $172 million registered public offering.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation; $165 million registered public offering.
  • Equity financing for construction of upscale restaurant; $400,000 private placement.
  • Seed Round for mining company; $6 million private placement.
  • Equity financing for construction of assisted living development; $3 million private placement.
  • Equity financing for construction of mixed use marina development; $3 million private placement.

Representative Merger and Acquisition Transactions:

  • Auction Edge Inc. acquisition of Auto Auction Solutions, Inc.
  • Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. acquisition of Bank of Fairfield
  • Sale of Lead-Lok, Inc. to Graphic Controls Acquisition Corp.
  • Sale of Pacific Produce, Inc. to PacPro Operating Company, LLC.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation acquisition of Sonoma National Bank.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation acquisition of FirstBank Northwest.
  • Intervest Mortgage Company acquisition of Mason-McDuffie Financial Corporation.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation acquisition of Golf Savings Bank.
  • Intervest Mortgage Company acquisition of Peter W. Wong Associates, Inc.
  • Sterling Financial Corporation acquisition of Klamath First Bancorp, Inc

Boards & Memberships:

  • Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, Regional Committee Chair
  • Habitat for Humanity-Spokane, Past Chair, Board of Directors
  • Spokane Angel Alliance, Past Chair, Board of Directors
  • Spokane Club, Past Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Startup Spokane, Advisory Board
  • United States District Court, Idaho

Highlights/Achievements:

  • Spokane Business Catalyst, 20 Under 40 “Rising Star,” 2007

Speaking Engagements/Works Authored:

  • Startup Spokane Seminar, "Regulation Crowdfunding," 2016.
  • Inventor's Association of Idaho Seminar, "Regulation Crowdfunding," 2016.
  • Ignite Northwest Accelerator Class, "Securities Law Basics," 2016.
  • Ignite Northwest Accelerator Class, "General Legal Issues for Start Ups," 2015.
  • Greater Spokane Incorporated Equity Crowdfunding Seminar, "Equity Crowdfunding," 2014.
  • Gonzaga University 4th Annual Business Law Symposium, "Current Trends in Private Placements," 2014.
  • Greater Spokane Incorporated Investment Capital Forum, "Communicating with Investors," 2014.
  • National Business Institute Attorney's Guide to Accounting, "Catching Red Flags and Identifying Fraud," 2013.
  • Gonzaga University 3rd Annual Business Law Symposium, "Say on Pay as a Shareholder Tool," 2013.
  • Connect Northwest Investment Capital Forum, "Crowdfunding and General Solicitation after the Jobs Act," 2013
  • Witherspoon Kelley Update, "SEC Opens Door to Marketing Private Offerings," 2013.
  • Gonzaga University Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act Symposium, "1934 Act Company Compliance," 2011.
  • Internal Controls in Washington Seminar, " Sarbanes-Oxley Application to Legal and Reporting Requirements," 2005.
  • Idaho Law Review, article entitled “Biotech Pollution: Assessing Liability for Genetically Modified Crop Production and Genetic Drift,” 2000.