Richard Hoare

Chair of EA GP
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Richard is active in assisting both investors in, and founders of, early stage companies and provides advice on a wide range of corporate and commercial and contract law matters. He enjoys helping people solve problems and manage risk in their business. His aim is to provide a premium service by delivering legal advice that is pragmatic, contextual, and commercial.

Richard commenced his legal career in New Zealand in 2010, spending a number of years at a top tier firm in Wellington before gaining extensive exposure to corporate / commercial transactions in Melbourne. Since joining Sharp Tudhope’s Commercial team in mid-2017, Richard has acted on mid-market M&A deals with an aggregate deal value in excess of $150m.

As chair of EA GP Limited, and a member of our Exit Committee he is fully engaged in Tauranga’s growing start-up scene, and is also one of the ‘lead Angel’ for Tauranga’s Angelic Drop-In Clinics.