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Rich Rasmussen   |    Download vCard

  Tel: 626.535.1900       Fax: 626.577.7764

  • Rich represents public and privately held companies in a variety of industry sectors handling mergers, stock and asset purchase transactions, private offerings, entity structuring, employment and buy-sell arrangements, corporate governance and general business contracts and transactions.
  • Rich also has extensive experience in the negotiation and documentation of complex real estate matters, including commercial property acquisitions, secured financing on behalf of lenders and borrowers, complex title issues, real estate brokerage and escrow arrangements, and lease (ground, office and retail) transactions.
  • Rich also assists a variety of non-profit public benefit and religious corporations with their legal needs.
  • Rich has been recognized as a “Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyer” (Los Angeles Times, 2013 – 2016), and one of Pasadena Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” (2012 – 2016).
  • Rich is a member of the California Bar (Business Law Section), Los Angeles County Bar and Pasadena Bar Associations.

Richard G. Rasmussen

Richard Rasmussen is a founding partner of AFRCT and serves as the firm’s managing partner.

Rich graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School in 1987, and was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. He received his undergraduate degree from Biola College in 1980.  Rich was a tennis professional between college and law school.  Rich is rated “AV” (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys.

The following is a sampling of transactions handled by Mr. Rasmussen in the past 18 months:


  • Represented seller of real estate brokerage company in asset sale transaction
  • Represented buyer in stock purchase transaction for multi-state business
  • Represented seller of commercial vehicle leasing company in asset sale transaction
  • Represented seller in tax free stock sale of sports agency business
  • Restructuring and corporate governance assistance for affiliated non-profit institutions
  • Represented seller of escrow company in stock sale transaction, including DBO approvals
  • Represented seller in asset sale transaction involving international commercial security company
  • Represented seller of automobile dealership in Hawaii
  • Represented buying group in purchase of dissident minority shareholder interest
  • Handled recapitalization and buy-sell restructuring of shareholder interests



  • Represented borrower in $10 million refinance of 300+ Unit Mobile Home Park in New Mexico
  • Represented seller of fee interest, and ground lease interest, in adjoining industrial properties
  • Represented seller of multi-acre commercial property for development of 35 single family units
  • Represented buyer of commercial business park in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Represented borrower in $28.5  million CMBS loan secured by California shopping center
  • Represented lender in $12 million subordinated debt financing secured by commercial property
  • Represented buyer of $45 million apartment complex
  • Represented various tenants in lease negotiations for office space
  • Represented seller of office building, including reverse exchange
  • Represented buyer in purchase of restaurant in southern California

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