Rick Repp is a business lawyer and principal at the law firm of Witherspoon Kelley, where he practices in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, banking and general business transactions.
During the past 15 years he has represented clients in over 50 securities offerings, including private placements with an aggregate value of over $850 million and numerous registered public offerings. A significant portion of his legal practice is also focused on negotiating mergers, acquisitions and sales of public and private businesses.
When asked what compelled him to give back to the startup community, Repp says:
”Before starting law school, I had an opportunity to help the small company I was working for raise $500,000 to expand their business and that is when I decided I wanted to become a securities lawyer. I have found there is nothing more gratifying in my line of work than helping a business grow, hire more employees and get their products to market. Working with startups is especially rewarding because I can help build something new that did not exist before.”
Repp has been actively involved in the Spokane entrepreneurial community, including serving as Board Chair of Connect Northwest when part of its programming was merged into Greater Spokane Incorporated to form Startup Spokane. He continues to serve on the advisory board of Startup Spokane and provides guidance to startups through Startup Spokane’s Mentor Connect program. He serves on the board of directors of the Spokane Angel Alliance and is a founding board member of Innovate Cheney. Repp has also guest lectured for Ignite Northwest and the Gonzaga Business Law Symposium and served as a judge at EWU’s inaugural Eagle’s Nest Pitch Contest.
Repp graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration in 1992 and the University of Idaho College of Law in 2001.
Attorney at Law