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Legal Background

Richard Schell is an accomplished lawyer with over 25 years of experience. He has a comprehensive understanding of both food and agricultural issues as well as publishing. He has also worked extensively on immigration and multinational affairs. 

& Of Counsel

1998 - Present

International law firm and U.S. experience with offices in Illinois and Austria.  The Firm provides international legal services for clients in Asia, Africa, North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.



  • Counseled clients in areas of expertise in food, agriculture and green consulting and publishing, with special focus on food, green and agricultural, immigration and international business issues.

  • Handled all aspects of cases from client development to representation.

  • Managed international and business transactions, including contract review, intellectual property matters and real estate matters.

Thomson West 

Senior Staff Attorney/Editor

1995 - 1999

Thomson West is the largest U.S. provider of content for the legal profession.




  • Senior Legal Editor on the Wisconsin Plus Team.

  • In-depth knowledge of all aspects of legal publishing.

  • Edited and prepared primary and secondary legal materials in print, online and cd-rom media for publications covering Wisconsin, Ohio, and Tennessee.

  • Provided support in development of business case for new product, forecasted revenue, scheduled shipment, coordinated with and recruited authors and independent contractors.

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