About Rick

Rick Colosimo is a corporate executive whose diverse career has ranged from serving as the head of business operations for a fast-growing women’s health medical practice to providing complex, “bet-the-company” corporate governance advice to boutique M&A advisory and financial analysis work to setting up a global commodity business in the Persian Gulf to supporting families with children on the autism spectrum in securing their educational rights under IDEA.

Before shifting to more business-driven responsibilities, Rick practiced in both New York City and in Silicon Valley at large national law firms. He has been involved in hundreds of negotiations across a wide variety of disciplines. In New York City, Rick practiced at Holland & Knight LLP, litigating mass torts such involving pesticides, asbestos, and the crash of TWA Flight 800. He then practiced corporate and securities law at Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP, in their Palo Alto, CA office, where his practice included start-ups, venture financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Rick is a graduate of the Cornell Law School and has been admitted to practice in New York, California, and New Jersey. Before law school, Rick was an Infantry officer in the US Army, stationed in Hawaii and Georgia. He is a graduate of the Officer Candidate, Airborne, and Ranger Schools. He has a BA in English from Allegheny College, where he served on the Alumni Council for six years.


  1. HazardJ on September 11, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Hi Rick,
    I approved your post and followed to your website. I’m really impressed with your writing. And your description about ways for a client to engage you is by far the best I’ve seen. I too, am Cornell Law (79), but I expect you learned that some other way.
    The vision that you describe so well exists, of a fixes up front and less fiddled stuff later. Indeed better, done like software. Check out any of the links from the home page at the wordpress site. For instance the one for the Y Combinator closing binder. I’d love to have your thoughts … and participation?

    • admin on September 11, 2013 at 8:48 am

      James – I’m in without even reading the links.

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