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Venable LLP

Corporate/M&A

7 ranked lawyersBand 1MarylandUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Mainstay local firm with exceptional depth of expertise in advising public and private companies on corporate transactions. Attracts an impressively broad client base, including multinational corporates, financial institutions, private equity investors and local family businesses. Frequently retained to advise on high-value financings and M&A, including distressed asset sales and management buyouts. Demonstrates formidable expertise in REITs, acting on the Maryland aspects of significant transactions.

Strengths

"The Venable team as a whole is knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. They work well under pressure and add significant value in all of their work," reported one interviewee.

One source commented: "A first-class team, working together in a seamless way for the benefit of the client."

Another market commentator added: "The team is strong in customer relationship and service."

Work highlights

Advised Wayside Technology Group and its subsidiaries on its acquisition of the American and Canadian affiliates of Interwork Technologies and the UK-based CDF Group.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Rosso is well equipped to handle both domestic and cross-border mergers, asset acquisitions and equity acquisitions. He assists clients across a broad array of sectors, including technology and agribusiness, among others.

Charles Morton is noted for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity and venture capital investment transactions. He cochairs the firm's corporate group nationally.
"Preeminent M&A practitioner."

James Hanks advises clients on M&A as well as a range of other transactions, and has extensive experience working with REITs.
"Jim Hanks, who is the dean of Maryland corporate law, has provided excellent Maryland corporate law and governance advice."

Michael Schiffer handles a broad array of M&A work, particularly on behalf of both publicly and privately held REITs. He also has expertise in a range of financing and securities transactions, as well as corporate governance.

Sharon Kroupa attracts plaudits in the market for her deep experience representing REITs in an array of corporate transactions.
"She has an encyclopedic knowledge of Maryland and she's excellent technically."

Thomas Washburne has an established reputation in the Maryland corporate market. He demonstrates particular strength on transactions in the technology sector.

Bryan Rakes provides transactional counsel to companies and private equity funds on their various acquisitions and investments, including property acquisitions.
"He’s available whenever we need him and he turns things quickly and efficiently - Bryan is great at finding practical solutions or approaches." "Bryan is an incredibly thorough contract attorney and is extremely thoughtful about downside risk while balancing that with practicality to ensure efficient negotiation and ultimate execution."

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Corporate/M&A

Venable LLP

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Location

750 East Pratt Street

Suite 900

Baltimore

Maryland

USA

MD 21202

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Maryland

Corporate/M&A


Anthony J Rosso
Band 3
Charles J Morton Jr
Band 3
James J Hanks Jr
Senior Statespeople
Michael D Schiffer
Band 4
Sharon A Kroupa
Band 2
Thomas Washburne
Band 4

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