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Richard N. Tishler

Richard N. Tishler,
Managing Shareholder

Richard N. Tishler has been a Managing Shareholder of Riezman Berger, P.C. since January of 2007. Richard's practice encompasses a wide variety of transactional, corporate, business planning, tax planning and estate planning matters.  Richard has substantial experience in the following areas of practice: (i) Business counseling, formation, mergers, sales and acquisitions; (ii) sale of RIAs; (iii) tax planning law; (iv) data privacy and security laws; (v) trusts, probates and estates; and (vi) real estate law; and (vii) prenuptial agreements.

A significant portion of Richard’s practice is dedicated to advising individuals and closely held businesses, as to tax, business and real estate planning and strategies, and he regularly represents clients in negotiating and closing the sale, merger and purchase of businesses ranging in price from $250,000 to over $600,000,000. Richard was substantially involved in the negotiation and preparation of agreements with the Los Angeles Rams to effectuate their move to St. Louis.  Richard serves as general counsel for numerous clients.

For many of his clients, Richard provides on-going advice and counsel on day to day operational, business, real estate and tax issues. Richard has received accolades from several organizations. In addition, Richard has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Midwest Region of the Managing Partners Forum. Richard has given numerous seminars on corporate, estate planning and taxation matters.

Richard was recognized among The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 (Business Organizations including LLC's and Partnerships; Corporate law) and has received a Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rating, which is the highest rating available. 

Richard was selected as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer® in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Richard was also recognized as a top M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) Attorney by St. Louis Small Business Monthly® in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. 

Richard is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and Alabama, and is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the American Bar Association, as well as the ABA Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust. Richard has been admitted to practice before the United State Tax Court, United States Claims Court, the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama. Richard served as a Coordinator of the Subcommittee on Valuation Issues Affecting Closing Held Businesses in 1993-1995.

Richard obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Alabama in 1986, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1989, and obtained a L.L.M in Taxation from New York University in 1990. Some of his numerous honors and accolades include being a member of the University of Alabama Law Review, Member of the Order of the Coif, Farrah Law Society, Beta Alpha Psi, and Beta Sigma Gamma. Richard was named a Hugo Black Scholar and was the recipient of the M. Leigh Harrison Award, the Prime F. Osborn Award and the Charles Parker Yarbrough Scholarship.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Counseling, Formation, Mergers, Sales & Acquisitions
  • Sale of RIAs
  • Commercial Lending & Banking Law
  • Data Security and Privacy Laws
  • Health Care Laws
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Planning Law
  • Trusts, Probate, & Estates
  • Charitable Organizations


Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Alabama

Juris Doctorate
University of Alabama
School of Law

L.L.M. in Taxation
New York University


  • Missouri
  • Alabama
  • US Tax Court
  • US Claims Court
  • US District Court of Middle and Southern District of AL

US District Court - Northern District of AL


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