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A Tribute to Rick Parr

April 5, 2012

With great sadness, we inform you that our co-founder Richard J. Parr passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012, after a determined struggle with Parkinson’s disease and other debilitating illnesses that he bore bravely and uncomplainingly for almost ten years. He continued to work hard until the end.  

Anyone who had the privilege of working with Rick knew of his brilliance and encyclopedic knowledge. He was Gold Medalist at law school, and one of the top students in his large Engineering class. Despite his exceptional intellect, he remained modest and treated everyone with great decency and respect. He took well-deserved satisfaction from all that he accomplished, both in relation to the results he achieved for his many loyal clients, and in the ethical and professional values he instilled in everyone privileged to have worked with him.

For us, Rick’s wisdom and moral character have shaped our firm in innumerable ways. His values live on, and are his enduring legacy. We are indeed privileged to have had him as a partner, mentor and friend for over 45 years.