Rich Kaye is a member of the Corporate Department and the International practice.

Rich’s corporate and commercial practice focuses on domestic and cross-border transactions, entity structuring, investments; complex commercial contracts; real estate; manufacturing, ESG, franchising; agency and distribution agreements. He regularly advises his clients with respect to certifications, joint ventures and participation arrangements relating to certified entities, such as DBEs, WOSBs and DVBEs. Rich assists nonprofit corporations with IRS application filings and advises nonprofits on continuing compliance. Rich routinely acts as the outside general counsel to his diverse client base.

Outside of his work in the U.S., Rich handles complex acquisitions, dispositions, investments, real estate transactions, franchise development and regulation, construction, and other international projects. Rich began his professional career in West Africa followed by 5 years in Paris.  Rich has been representing clients on China related matters since 1989,

In the community, Rich served on the Advisory Board of Metro Atlanta Chamber, as a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Assoc...

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  • Representative Transactions
    • Assisted with acquisition of the ownership interests of largest private French press agency from bankruptcy court
    • Assisted companies in obtaining relief from Section 301 Tariffs
    • Drafted contracts for hydrogen truck development
    • Successfully tried $34Million ICDR arbitration case
    • Assisted clients in litigation and investigations of PPE fraud in Southeast Asia
    • Drafted international contacts for manufacturing-line installations and labor agreements
    • Structured European and South American subsidiaries for US industrial company







US District Court, N.D., Georgia

US District Court, M.D., Georgia

11th Circuit Court of Appeals

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals


Emory University School of Law, JD 1983

SUNY at Stony Brook, Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne

Prior Law Firm Experience

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP

Price Waterhouse

Practice Areas