Arrin K. Richards



Arrin Richards is an attorney in our transactional group and represents a range of corporate and individual clients. His practice focuses on commercial transactions, bankruptcy, commercial real estate, estate planning and civil litigation. Within these fields, he assists clients with a variety of legal issues, including complicated commercial disputes, commercial lending matters, mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions.

Before joining Neal & Harwell, Arrin worked in the Office of the General Counsel at Vanderbilt University as Assistant General Counsel. Arrin previously served as a Board Member of the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He is past President of the Napier-Looby Bar Association and currently serves on its Board of Directors.

Arrin received his JD from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served on the executive board of the Black Law Students Association. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from Morehouse College.

Arrin’s service extends beyond the legal profession as he currently serves on the Board of Moves & Grooves Inc. and previously served on the Young Professionals Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. He is also a member of the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee which provides resources to further the academic and social development of young black males in Middle Tennessee.
Representative Matters:
  • Representation of a high-profile former professional athlete with the launch and implementation of a mobile phone application
  • Representation of large cultural museum with drafting and review of technology vendor contracts
  • Drafted agreements and performed due diligence for medical imaging company in $350 million merger
  • Representation of franchise owners with transactional matters and enforcement of franchise agreements
  • Representation of majority owner of a professional sports team in purchase of additional ownership stake
  • Representation of UK based company in exploration of crypto-currency bank investments
  • Performed due diligence on legal framework surrounding cryptocurrency, alcohol licensures, and hemp/CBD product sales
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association – Member
  • Nashville Bar Association – Member
  • Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division – Past Board Member
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association – Board of Directors & Past President
  • 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee – Member
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN – Past Young Professionals Board Member
  • Nashville-Davidson County Metro Board of Ethical Conduct – Vice-Chair
  • Moves & Grooves, Inc. – Board Member
  • Make A Play Foundation – First Vice-Chair
  • Strive Collegiate Academy – Board Member
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, 2015, J.D.
  • Morehouse College, B.A., Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting