Ric is a partner and one of the founders of Webster Kaplan LLP and Chair of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group.
Ric has extensive experience representing clients in the negotiation and preparation of agreements and documentation supporting a wide range of business, commercial and real estate activities. He provides advice and counsel to clients with respect to contracts, general commercial law, formation, and governance of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, development and implementation of business strategies and real estate transactions.
Ric is also a Certified Public Accountant and developed a broad tax expertise as a Tax Manager for a multinational accountancy and tax firm and as the Director of Tax Research for a major national savings and loan association.
Ric received his J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1975. He received his B.A., with honors, in international relations, from the University of Southern California in 1971, where he was a Trustee Scholar.
Prior to the founding of Webster Kaplan, Ric was a partner in the law firm of Silver & Freedman, APLC from 1998 until Silver & Freedman ceased doing business in March 2012. Prior to 1998, Ric was a partner in the law firm of Frydrych & Webster, Inc.
Committed to civic and community affairs, Ric has served as an officer in the California Army National Guard and as City Treasurer for the City of San Marino, California. He has also served as a Director, Treasurer, and President of the San Marino National Little League, served on various citizen advisory committees for the San Marino Unified School District, and served as a Director and Treasurer of the San Marino Public Library Foundation.
Ric is also a member of the Board of Directors for Jonathan Club and is currently serving as President.