Richard D. Sopp
Richard D. Sopp has been providing legal services to small and medium sized businesses since 1986. His practice areas include civil litigation, business formations, real estate, business law and franchising. His litigation experience includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in real estate litigation, partnership dissolutions, construction disputes and breach of contract cases. On the transactional side, he counsels businesses in corporate and limited liability company formation, contract drafting and review, and issues related to franchising. He also assists clients in the purchase and sale of businesses and real estate.
Richard grew up in Turlock in California’s Central Valley. He attended Brigham Young University receiving a B.S. degree in Communications in 1982 and his J.D. degree in 1986. In law school, he was the Stewart Grow Scholar and a member of the Inns of Court. In 1986 Richard went to work doing civil litigation for the Sacramento firm of Wohl, Cinnamon and Hagedorn.
From 1988 to 1992, Richard was General Counsel to Harris Research, Inc., the franchisor for the Chem-Dry carpet cleaning system, where he gained substantial experience in the area of franchise law. In 1992, he joined Bob Wheatley in the firm of Laurie, Maloney & Wheatley.
Richard lives in El Dorado Hills with his wife and has four grown children. He enjoys traveling, hiking and going to sporting events, especially baseball games. He has served on the site council of local schools, as a volunteer coach for many youth sports teams, and in several positions at his church. He volunteers with the Salvation Army of Placerville.