Richard K. Clark

Richard K. Clark

Partner
rclark@lrrc.com vCard
303.628.9531 office
303.623.9222 fax
1200 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202

Dick Clark has more than 40 years of experience as a business lawyer emphasizing international trade, investment and finance. He offers legal advice to public companies and small and large private companies, both domestic and foreign.

Mr. Clark has successfully handled international transactions and resolved international disputes involving complex issues such as export controls, import duties and tariffs, distribution agreements and networks, foreign manufacturing and fabrication, theft of trade secrets, antidumping issues, product liability claims, international financing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, entity selection, contract rights and remedies, transfer pricing, internet and website issues, infringement of trademarks and patents, foreign trade zones, and treaty application disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Real Estate Development & Construction: Regularly advises construction companies, design professionals, building and property owners and tenants, real estate developers and builders on construction and design claims, acquisition and development contracts, financing arrangements, land use permitting, regulatory compliance and disputes, lease disputes, eminent domain, inverse condemnation and takings claims, government contracts, environmental challenges and cleanup, appraisal matters, survey issues, title disputes, officer and director claims, and mitigation of liability.
  • International Business & Trade: Successfully handled international transactions and resolved international disputes for international businesses regarding business and trade with Japan, Argentina, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Mongolia, Taiwan and the UK involving issues such as export controls, import duties, distribution agreements and networks, foreign manufacturing and fabrication, theft of trade secrets, product liability claims, international financing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, entity selection, contract rights and remedies, internet and website issues, infringement of trademarks and patents, foreign trade zones, and treaty application disputes.
  • Real Estate Brokerage, Title Companies and Mortgage Lenders & Brokers: Represented real estate brokers, title companies and mortgage lenders and brokers, both commercial and residential, on defense of claims, title issues, recovery of compensation, commission disputes, operational advice, affiliated business arrangements, contracting, regulatory matters, licensing questions, office policies, and protection against liability.
  • Government Relations: To achieve favorable results for clients, Mr. Clark has developed governmental and political approaches including drafting and advising on legislation and regulatory measures and has testified in support of those approaches before several legislatures and regulatory bodies.

Related News

04/04/2017
DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016
03/16/2017
30 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named Colorado Super Lawyers
Inclusion acknowledges peer recognition and professional achievement
01/23/2017
Foreign Ministry of Japan honors Clark with Imperial Decoration
Consulate salutes career achievements of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney
03/22/2016
Pro bono service awards presented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Annual awards honor memory of lawyer dedicated to equal justice and professionalism
03/15/2016
33 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys selected for 2016 Colorado Super Lawyers list
Inclusion acknowledges peer recognition and professional achievement

Presentations

Mr. Clark has presented to numerous organizations in the areas of international business, construction, real estate, and economic development. His recent speaking engagements include:

  • Speaker, International Investment in US Real Estate, Bilbao, Spain, 2015
  • Panelist, “US Taxation of Web Sales”,  ICCA Logrono, Spain, 2015
  • Speaker, “US Import Rules & Duties, CCCC Bucharest, Romania, 2015
  • Speaker, "US Trends Affecting International Business," Committees, European Union, Belgium, 2013
  • Speaker, "Developing an International Practice," Global Day for the Denver Metro Board of REALTORS, 2012
  • Speaker, "Avoiding Liability In International Internet Auctions," ICCA Annual General Meeting, 2012
  • Speaker, "Overview of Global Economy," Keynote Presentation, Colorado Association of REALTORS, 2012
  • Speaker, "Hot Real Estate and Construction Topics," Colorado Association of REALTORS, 2012
  • Speaker, "Export Controls Including Regulation of Software with Encryption," University of Colorado School of Law, 2011
  • Panelist, "Hot Real Estate and Construction Topics," REALTORS Land Institute, 2009
  • Panelist, "International Business for Colorado," Members of the General Assembly, 2008

Article

Book/Guide

  • Author, "Construction Lending," Colorado Bar Association CLE, multiple editions

Distinctions

  • Imperial Decoration (Japan) - Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette - for substantial contributions to US-Japan relations, January, 2017
  • Elected Chair, Board of Trustees - Denver Botanic Gardens, 2017
  • Mayoral Appointment - Co-chair - Denver International Advisory Council, 2016
  • Distinguished Service Award - World Trade Center Denver, 2016
  • Law Politics Magazine - Super Lawyers for International Business, 2006-2017
  • Ambassador from Colorado to Japan - Governor John Hickenlooper’s Trade and Tourism Ambassador’s Program, 2011-2016
  • Chair's Award - Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, 2014
  • Denver Business Journal - Who’s Who, 2000-2015
  • Denver Business Journal Power Book - Top 10 Lawyer Newsmakers, 2013
  • Foreign Minister’s Commendation Award - Foreign Ministry of Japan, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Colorado Association of REALTORS, 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award (Legal Counsel) - Colorado Association of REALTORS, 2010
  • Pioneer Award - Japan America Society of Colorado and World Trade Center Denver, 2009
  • Ira C. Rothgerber Community Betterment Award, 2003
  • Dr. William Hosokawa Award - Japan America Society of Colorado, 1999
  • Shogan Circle in Colorado, 1995

Other Info

Education

J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law, 1969
B.A., University of South Dakota, 1966

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1973

Court Admissions

Colorado State Judicial District Courts
Colorado Supreme Court
Colorado Court of Appeals

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Japan America Society of Colorado, Director, 2004-2006, 1993 President, 2009-present Senior Vice President, 1991-present
  • College of Business Global Leadership Council, Colorado School of Business, 2002-2015
  • Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Board of Governors, 2008-2012
  • Ascent to Asia Taskforce to Promote Direct Flight between Tokyo and Denver International Airport, 2008-2013
  • World Trade Center Denver Trade Policy Committee, Chair, 2011-2016
  • World Trade Center Denver, 2010-2016 Director, 2009-2016 Executive Committee, 2009-2016
  • The Joshua School for Autistic Children, Director (Ex-Officio), 2009-present
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, Board of Trustees, 2012-2016 Vice-chair; 2017-present Chair, 2012-2017