Bryan Rakes is co-chair of Venable's national Mergers and Acquisitions Practice and a co-chair of the Baltimore Corporate Practice Group. Bryan is a pragmatic and experienced business attorney who brings a collaborative approach to corporate matters. He assists clients with complex mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, licensing transactions, joint ventures, and financing transactions. Bryan represents the business interests of private equity groups, family offices, operating businesses, and senior and subordinated lenders. He often acts as outside general counsel to businesses throughout the United States.