Richard J. Greene is a 1975 graduate, with honors, of Southwestern University School of Law, located in Los Angeles, California. His law firm, Greene Fidler & Chaplan, LLP is the successor in interest to numerous law firms in which he was the sole principal or a partner, dating back to the early 1980s.
Mr. Greene’s experience encompasses a wide variety of finance, business litigation, business transactions, real estate, estate planning, intellectual property and corporate matters regarding both for-profit and non-profit corporate entities, with special emphasis on faith based non-profit corporate entities.
In the course of his practice, Mr. Greene has had cases which have become the subject of numerous published opinions of the California Courts, including one matter [Goins v. Board of Pension Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, et al. [96 Cal.App.3d 1005] which involved an award of widow’s pension benefits against certain municipalities and the fire and police pension systems in an amount actuarially valued at approximately $50,000,000.00.
Additionally, Mr. Greene was lead defense counsel in the California Supreme Court litigation of Newman v. Emerson Radio Corp. [48 Cal.3d 973], one of the two most significant employment law decisions in the history of California, wherein he prevailed on behalf of his client, Emerson Radio Corp., in a decision which retroactively eliminated the cause of action for tortuous breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in relation to employer-employee litigation and which has thus benefited thousands of California employers.
Mr. Greene is a member of both the California State Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association and holds a Martindale-Hubbell rating of A-V, the highest rating awarded by that well-known attorney rating organization.