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D. Richard McDonald Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1984


University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude

Syracuse University, M.A.

Wittenberg University, B.A.

D. Richard McDonald is the Leader of the Securities-Public Company practice area. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, SEC matters, securities offerings, and corporate finance transactions, with an emphasis on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, for both public companies and private companies, representing both buyers and sellers.
  • Counseling public companies and Director Special Committees on all aspects of corporate governance as well as SEC reporting, disclosure and compliance issues.
  • Financing transactions, including equity and debt securities offerings, recapitalizations, debt facilities, private equity and venture capital financings.
  • Representing private equity funds and related portfolio companies.
  • General corporate representation, including emerging companies, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, customer and supplier relationships, and executive employment matters.


  • Represented national bank in $1.3 billion merger.
  • Represented medical insurance company in $386 million merger.
  • Represented Selling Shareholders of information technology company in $118 million secondary common stock offering.
  • Represented national bank in exchange offers of common stock for $210 million of trust preferred securities and subordinated notes.
  • Represented Selling Shareholders of information technology company in $100 million secondary common stock offering.

Named by Best Lawyers®  as Bloomfield Hills Securities/Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2016

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Securities & Corporate Finance, and Mergers & Acquisitions, 2008, 2010-Present

Named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Securities/Capital Markets Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2018 and 2019

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisition Law, Securities/Securities Regulation Law, and Labor Law, 2007-Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2017. Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Securities Regulation and Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2010-2011 and 2013-2018

Recipient of an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell