BOSTON, February 18, 2010 – Goodwin Procter announced today the death of its partner Richard E. Floor, a leading Boston lawyer who, over a legal career spanning 44 years, helped build Goodwin Procter’s corporate practice into one of the largest in New England and oversee its expansion to New York and nationally. He was 69.
A graduate of Fairfield University and Harvard Law School, Dick joined Goodwin Procter in 1966 and was named a partner in 1975. He went on to chair the firm’s corporate department and served on its executive, management, allocation and hiring committees.
He was, at his passing, a director at Affiliated Managers Group and New America High Income Fund, and formerly had served on the boards of Town & Country, Anchor Capital Advisors, Phoenix Insurance, Altamira Investment Services and New America High Yield Bond Fund.
Dick brought to his practice of law a consummate professionalism, an astounding breadth of knowledge and a rare ability to connect on a personal level with his clients.
With a large heart, great humility and a strong faith, Dick looked after his family, friends, clients and colleagues and made our lives better for knowing him. He was a true original and we will miss him dearly.