Bryan Rakes is co-chair of Venable's Baltimore Corporate Practice Group and is also co-chair of the firm’s national M&A Practice. 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, structured financings, and other commercial financing transactions. Bryan represents the business interests of private equity groups, senior and subordinated lenders, emerging growth organizations, and middle-market companies in a wide variety of transactions and negotiations. He often acts as outside general counsel to businesses throughout the United States.