Richard C. Daley

Senior Lecturer in Law
Richard C. Daley
Contact Information:

(614) 292-4328 Drinko 255P

  • B.A., Capital University, Political Science, 1975 (summa cum laude)
  • J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, 1978 (with honors)

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Real Property and Real Estate Finance

Professor Rick Daley joined the faculty at the Moritz College of Law after 28 years in private practice. He teaches Real Estate Development Law, Commercial Leasing, and Drafting Business Contracts. Daley is the author of Real Estate Development Law (West 2011) and a supporting Teacher’s Manual on Real Estate Development Law (also published by West in 2011).

Daley is a 1978 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Following graduation, he spent 12 years in private practice, first as an associate and principal with the Columbus firm of Murphey, Young and Smith and then as a partner in the international firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey.

During his 12 years of law firm practice, Daley represented a wide variety of closely held corporate clients, with a special emphasis on the representation of real estate developers.

In 1990, Rick left Squire, Sanders and Dempsey to become executive vice president and general counsel of The Pizzuti Companies, a real estate development company headquartered in Columbus with offices in Chicago, Orlando, and Indianapolis.

For the next 13 years, he served in the dual role of lawyer and business principal in connection with The Pizzuti Companies’ development, leasing and financing of more than 20 million square feet of Class A office and industrial projects throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States.

Daley retired from The Pizzuti Companies in 2003 and spent three years providing legal and business consulting services to private developers and corporate real estate departments located throughout the country. He became a full-time member of the Moritz faculty in the fall of 2006. In 2013, students voted for him to receive the Morgan Shipman Outstanding Professor Award. In 2014, he was the recipient of Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer.