Rick Bange is a member of Moore & Van Allen’s Corporate group. The focus of Rick’s practice is representing private equity sponsors and public and private companies in evaluating, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions and investment transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and sales, mezzanine investments and recapitalizations.


In addition to his work in the areas of private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions, Rick also has extensive experience representing private equity sponsors in obtaining senior secured and high yield financing for leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations, including through cash-flow and asset-based senior secured credit facilities and the issuance of high yield bonds. He also has experience in representing issuers of equity securities in initial and follow-on public offerings.

Prior to joining the firm, Rick practiced at King & Spalding and was also with the M&A/Private Equity and Finance Groups of O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s New York office, where he represented private equity sponsors, venture capital funds and private and public companies in a variety of transactions.



  • Named a “Key Lawyer,” Energy Transactions: Conventional Power, Legal 500 US, 2021
  • Chambers USA - North Carolina, Corporate/M&A, 2012-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020-2022; Corporate Law, 2021-2022
  • IFLR1000, 2019
  • Legal 500 Guide to Leading U.S. Law Firms for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A Middle Market, Leading Practitioner, 2015-2017
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, group of 354 lawyers nationwide that Fortune 1000 clients say stand out from all others by delivering superior client service, 2015





Speaking Engagements



  • University of Virginia, Benefactor's Society Board - College of Arts & Sciences
  • Board of Directors, Alexander Youth Network
  • Board of Directors, Levine Museum of the New South
  • Charlotte Junior Soccer Coach
  • Southpark Lacrosse Coach


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1998

B.A., University of Virginia, 1994


  • New York
  • North Carolina
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"Rick is an excellent attorney. He generates great ideas and is a problem solver. He also has an excellent demeanor when negotiating deals with counterparties." - Chambers, 2021 

Chambers USA - North Carolina, Corporate/M&A, 2012-2021

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