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Richard P. Beck

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500 Delaware Avenue
Suite 1500
Wilmington, DE 19801-1494
T: 302.888.6930
F: 302.571.1750
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Richard P. Beck chaired the Morris James’ Real Estate Group until 2012. He also currently serves on the firm’s Technology Committee. With over 40 years of experience in the areas of real estate and land use law, he represents developers and builders of residential communities, office campuses, shopping centers, industrial parks, healthcare facilities, hotels and motels, restaurants and other specialty uses. In addition to transactional matters, Dick has successfully litigated land use cases in a variety of contexts, at both the administrative and judicial levels. He has created numerous condominiums throughout the State of Delaware, residential as well as commercial, including the first such projects in New Castle County and Kent County.

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association
American Bar Association

Community Affiliations

The Kennett Pike Association, Trustee and Past Acting President
The Committee of 100, Former President

Representative Matters

Sale-leaseback of nursing homes having a transactional value of nearly $100,000,000

Acquisition of over $70,000,000 in defaulted loans and productive use of over twenty properties serving as loan collateral

Ongoing representation of the developer of one of Delaware’s largest planned communities encompassing over 1,600 acres and 2,500 residences and related town center

Litigation regarding land use approvals for various projects in New Castle County

Defense of title insurance claims for national title insurance companies

Various ongoing real estate purchases, sales and financings

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Corporate INTL Magazine® "Attorney of the Year in Delaware," 2014

Best Lawyers®, 2013-2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for Delaware Real Estate Litigation

Delaware Super Lawyers®  2009

Delaware Today®, “Top Lawyers,” 1996

Best Lawyers®, 1983-2016

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating


Delaware Court of Chancery, 1969-1970

Delaware Superior Court, 1969-1970


Delaware, 1969


University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1968

Trinity College, B.A., 1965