Robert E Richards

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Bob Richards is chair of Dentons' US Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group and also chair of the Global Restructuring practice group. He focuses on the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency-related transactions and litigation. His practice includes Chapter 11 representations, prebankruptcy workout negotiations and transaction structuring. Bob regularly does company side, acquirer and creditor side representations both in and out of court. He regularly handles UCC Article 9 foreclosure sales.

BTI Consulting Group surveyed in-house counsel and named Bob to its BTI Client Service All-Stars (2015) in recognition of his superior client service.

Professional Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute; Member, Turnaround Management Association


Co-author, “Bankruptcy Ruling Could Affect LIHTC Properties,” Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, Vol. 8 Iss. 8, August 2016

Co-author, “Current Trends in Oil and Gas Finance,” Dentons Global Energy blog, February 18, 2016

Co-author, “Dancing with the Bear: Challenges for E&P Companies in the Unconventional Oil Market Are Not Quite Over,” Dentons’ Game Changers Impacting the US Energy Sector, 3rd ed., July 2015

Co-author, "Contingency Planning at the Coalface," Mining Journal, June 19, 2015


University of Michigan Law School, 1988, JD, cum laude; Johns Hopkins University, 1985, BA, International Studies, Departmental Honors

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Dentons advises Sev.en Energy on acquisition of US-based Blackhawk Mining

Robert E Richards, Petr Zákoucký, Ilan Katz, Lee Smith, Christopher Van Bever, John Rhine, Gregory DiBella, Barbora Obračajová

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