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Richard Coaxum, Jr.

Richard Coaxum, Jr.

Partner

390 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
richard.coaxum@nelsonmullins.com

Richard primarily represents financial institutions, fintech companies, and alternative financial services companies. He co–leads the group’s social impact, community development, and minority–focused financial services practice initiatives. 

Richard has a diverse legal and entrepreneurial background and worked extensively as a general counsel/chief legal officer, business executive, and outside general counsel in several sectors. He has structured investments for socially...

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Richard primarily represents financial institutions, fintech companies, and alternative financial services companies. He co–leads the group’s social impact, community development, and minority–focused financial services practice initiatives. 

Richard has a diverse legal and entrepreneurial background and worked extensively as a general counsel/chief legal officer, business executive, and outside general counsel in several sectors. He has structured investments for socially responsible funds and helped develop business strategies to assist underserved communities.

He has advised clients on a broad range of transactions involving UCC–1 financing statements, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability company formations; in addition to private capital investments, stock purchases, and asset acquisitions. Additionally, Richard has significant experience involving information technology, executive and employee compensation issues, manufacturing equipment, feedstock supply and off–take, non–disclosure/non–circumvention agreements, Environmental Procurement Construction (EPC) agreements, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) agreements, commercial leases, hotel purchase and management agreements, and vendor contracts.

Richard has served as outside corporate counsel to a Fortune 500 company and affiliates for transactions throughout the United States and international development territories. Additionally, he has represented the second largest locally owned electric utility in Florida and 16th largest in the nation, and he has provided knowledge on matters involving sustainability, solar electric–voltaic, and alternative/renewable energy development.  

Richard Coaxum, Jr.

responsible funds and helped develop business strategies to assist underserved communities.

He has advised clients on a broad range of transactions involving UCC–1 financing statements, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability company formations; in addition to private capital investments, stock purchases, and asset acquisitions. Additionally, Richard has significant experience involving information technology, executive and employee compensation issues, manufacturing equipment, feedstock supply and off–take, non–disclosure/non–circumvention agreements, Environmental Procurement Construction (EPC) agreements, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) agreements, commercial leases, hotel purchase and management agreements, and vendor contracts.

Richard has served as outside corporate counsel to a Fortune 500 company and affiliates for transactions throughout the United States and international development territories. Additionally, he has represented the second largest locally owned electric utility in Florida and 16th largest in the nation, and he has provided knowledge on matters involving sustainability, solar electric–voltaic, and alternative/renewable energy development.  

Richard primarily represents financial institutions, fintech companies, and alternative financial services companies. He co–leads the group’s social impact, community development, and minority–focused financial services practice initiatives. 

Richard has a diverse legal and entrepreneurial background and worked extensively as a general counsel/chief legal officer, business executive, and outside general counsel in several sectors. He has structured investments for socially... responsible funds and helped develop business strategies to assist underserved communities.

He has advised clients on a broad range of transactions involving UCC–1 financing statements, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability company formations; in addition to private capital investments, stock purchases, and asset acquisitions. Additionally, Richard has significant experience involving information technology, executive and employee compensation issues, manufacturing equipment, feedstock supply and off–take, non–disclosure/non–circumvention agreements, Environmental Procurement Construction (EPC) agreements, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) agreements, commercial leases, hotel purchase and management agreements, and vendor contracts.

Richard has served as outside corporate counsel to a Fortune 500 company and affiliates for transactions throughout the United States and international development territories. Additionally, he has represented the second largest locally owned electric utility in Florida and 16th largest in the nation, and he has provided knowledge on matters involving sustainability, solar electric–voltaic, and alternative/renewable energy development.  

Experience

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  • Serves as Florida outside corporate counsel to the largest grocer in in New York City, a cooperative of more than 200 independently owned supermarkets
  • Worked for various clients raising capital in private placements and institutional financing
  • Appointed as a neutral hearing officer for formal bid protests by executive director of the Orange County Expressway Authority

Previous Professional Experience

  • General Counsel, Principal, and Member of the executive team to a Washington, D.C.–based alternative energy company developing a 7.5 million gallon/year waste vegetable oil biodiesel production facility.
  • Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary to a full–service, clean energy development company specializing in development and operations of 2GWh in projects throughout the United States in connection with the production of electricity from various alternative energy production sources
  • Outside corporate counsel for an Orlando–based private equity firm
  • Chief Business Development Officer and Florida Division Counsel to a national title services company
  • Attorney, Orange County Government
  • Senior legal advisor to the County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and chief contacts counsel in the administration of the County’s $1 billion procurement budget
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD (1995)
  • Harvard University, AB (1991)

Admissions

  • Florida, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • The Citrus Club, Board of Governors
  • Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council,  Executive Board
  • Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C), Former Board of Directors
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