Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Richard P. Eckman is a partner in the Wilmington office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and from 2003 to 2015 was chairman of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.
Mr. Eckman’s transactional practice focuses on representing financial institutions, corporations and other entities in complex financing transactions, including asset securitizations and other lending and venture transactions.
He represents financial institutions and non-regulated entities, including marketplace lenders in many areas, including consumer finance, small business lending, merchant cash advance and co-branding relationships. He also represents many clients in dealing with payment issues including dealing with FinCEN and state money transmitter statutes. He specializes in helping non-bank lenders and their service providers in designing and launching online lending platforms and businesses that operate on a national basis. He also has represented a number of American Indian tribes in launching online lending businesses.