Richard Lyons, a partner at the Oakland, California law firm Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, primarily focuses his practice on business and intellectual property law with an emphasis on representing companies in the green economy.  He’s worked with green businesses for more than two decades and he has been a leader in the field. 

Dick was a key player in putting together the nation’s first utility-scale, institutionally funded wind power project.  In the mid-80’s, he co-founded a clean-tech company to manufacture thin film solar cells.  He was also lead counsel on the merger that created the first, and largest, national natural foods distributor. 

As a co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s Green Business Practice Group, he helped Wendel Rosen to become the first third-party certified green law firm in the country.  Dick is a frequent speaker at conferences including West Coast Green and Natural Products Expo West. 

Beyond his legal talents, Dick is also a natural for radio – he is an accomplished jazz guitarist, performing with his band, the Wakefield Jazz Quartet, who created the theme music for “The Wendel Forum.”

To learn more about his legal practice, please visit his Dick’s online bio.


2 Responses to “About Dick Lyons”

  1. Chandra M.S. Says:

    I heard an interview last weekend, 3/17/12, about GMOs, of an entrepreneur/CEO, originally from Canada, but quite didn’t note down name or the website info. But, I can not find the interview posted here. Could you please post the interview and send me the details about him and the company.
    Thank you,

    • Hi Chandra,

      Thanks for listening. The guest was Arran Stephens of Nature’s Path. You can explore information about them on the company website at We’re a little behind in our episode postings, but it should be up in the next week or so. If you follow/subscribe, you should see as soon as it posts.


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