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Todd A. Richardson

Todd A. Richardson

office: 402.964.5032
fax: 402.964.5050

Todd leads the firm's Real Estate Private Equity, Joint Ventures and Investment Funds practice.

He is a former principal in a real estate private equity firm, and has extensive operational, real estate transactional, and fund compliance experience. This real world experience allows Todd to provide exceptional service to real estate fund sponsors and investors in all stages of investment, including structuring funds and joint ventures, raising capital, acquiring real estate assets, governance, compliance, operations, and asset disposition. Recent representative transactions include:

  • Represented sponsor in a $500 million private offering to institutional investors and the negotiation of a related subscription secured credit facility to finance investments in multifamily, self-storage, office and mixed-use portfolio assets.
  • Advised sponsor in a private offering for the acquisition and development of a more than 200-acre mixed-use real estate development. Also negotiated Master Development Agreement and related agreements. Represented the same sponsor in four previous private offerings to fund the acquisition of commercial real estate assets and development land.
  • Counseled developer in negotiating terms of a joint venture with a major investment bank to source more than $90 million of capital for acquisition and development of a shopping center.
  • Represented sponsor in a private offering to institutional investors to fund real estate debt investments.
  • Represented sponsor in a $150 million Regulation D, Rule 506 (c) offering to fund the purchase of farm ground in the Midwest. 

In addition to his real estate practice, Todd regularly advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law compliance and financing transactions. Todd was recognized by the Best Lawyers in America as the Omaha Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" for 2016. Todd is also General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for AFA Service Corporation, the Arby's National Franchisee Association. He also represents the second largest Arby's franchisee in corporate, real estate and general business matters. 

Todd is a member of the firm’s Partner Board and the managing partner of the Omaha office.




  • The Best Lawyers In America, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2006-2019; Omaha Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2016; Omaha Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2017
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial Law, 2010, 2015-2018
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2009-2010, 2016
  • Midlands Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2003
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Corporate Achievers Award, 2002


  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law
    • with highest distinction
      • Order of the Coif
      • Nebraska Law Review, editor-in-chief
  • B.S.B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha
    • magna cum laude
    • Finance


  • Nebraska
Community Leadership
  • The Gathering Place Church, Elder
  • Rejuvenating Women, Board Member 
  • Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year Program, former judge
  • Leadership Omaha Alumni Association
  • Midlands Venture Forum, co-founder