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Venable is pleased to welcome prominent corporate attorney Anthony Rosso as a partner in the firm's Business Transactions Practice Group. Rosso's arrival at Venable was covered by Reuters, the Baltimore Business Journal, the National Law Journal and the Blog of Legal Times.

Mr. Rosso is an established M&A adviser who has counseled clients on more than 40 merger, acquisition and disposition transactions in the past four years. He arrives from DLA Piper, where he began his legal career in 1995. Before starting his legal career, Mr. Rosso practiced as a certified public accountant for five years with Big-Four auditor KPMG LLP.

Mr. Rosso regularly represents middle market companies in mergers and acquisitions, as well as in equity and debt financings, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Although he frequently handles buy-side transactions, he often works with sellers of closely-held companies. Mr. Rosso has established relationships with many investment banking firms and commercial bankers in developing both sides of a transaction. He has worked serially for a number of clients, advising on numerous transactions as they expand their business. Mr. Rosso also serves as general corporate counsel for a number of closely held businesses.

"Anthony is one of the top deal attorneys in the region for mid-market companies, with a portfolio covering an impressive range of domestic and international transactions across a broad sweep of industry sectors," said Michael J. Baader. "We've had the good fortune of working with Anthony over the last few years and know that corporate clients are comfortable entrusting their critical transactions in his hands."

Rosso will work out of Venable's Baltimore office.