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Attorney Rick Karch Joins WHGC May 28, 2012

The new addition to WHGC’s Corporate Transaction Practice Group, Rick Karch, can assist you with a broad range of tax-focused business solutions, asset protection and estate planning, from a domestic and global perspective.

As an esteemed transactional attorney and corporate counsel with more than 25 years of experience in structured finance, asset protection, forming domestic and off-shore corporate entities and investment management and derivatives, Rick has served as trusted corporate counsel both Fortune 500 companies and small, growing businesses. He is a California CPA and holds an LLM in Taxation, a MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School, and earned his J.D. from USC.

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Rick regularly manages some of the most challenging transactions on a daily basis and can assist companies with a variety of financial matters. Rick can assist clients from many directions. He has structured offshore risk management subsidiaries for large corporations and provided corporate, financial, tax and regulatory compliance counseling to businesses. His practice areas also cover entity formations, operational controls, crisis management and dispute resolution, capital structuring and finance sourcing such as securities offerings, business continuity and benefits planning, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. In particular, Rick has extensive experience representing clients in mergers, acquisitions and divestiture in a variety of industries, many of which belong to the high-tech fields.

In an example of his work, Rick acted as legal counsel and financial advisor to East Coast-based auto dealership sales conglomerate of General Motors, Toyota and Lexus, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Kia automobiles to individual consumers and corporate fleets. In his transactions, Rick prepared business plans, formations, and related off-shore auto service contract holding companies.

With another client, Rick assumed crisis management and compliance roles of the mergers and acquisitions arm of an integrated registered investment brokerage company engaged in private placements. In the process, he completed more than fifty project evaluations, due diligence investigations and back-up supporting documentation of investment projects, ensuring requisite SEC and NASD regulatory compliance. These are only several of many accomplishments in a successful and well-versed career.

WHGC is an elite intellectual property and international law firm with offices in Newport Beach, Beijing and Taipei. WHGC caters to domestic and international clientele and is known for advising companies of all sizes in complex IP and business litigation, international arbitration, technology licensing, security, immigration, corporate transactional matters, and patent, trademark & copyright applications. Our broad technical knowledge and entrepreneurial approach can provide you with holistic and cost-effective solutions in our interconnected world. We are pleased to welcome Rick to our team!