Members of our Corporate Group are known for business-savvy advice and creative approaches to deal making, always mindful of the unique considerations that drive successful transactions.

We provide guidance on the full spectrum of related matters, including financing and structuring M&A deals, and general corporate counseling and governance. From early-stage enterprises to Fortune 100 companies and multinational corporations, clients of every size rely on Venable to deliver dynamic counsel, tailored to their particular needs.

Our attorneys excel at navigating complex issues, including cross-border transactions, frequently tapping into the extensive experience of our complementary practice areas — such as tax, intellectual property, antitrust, and regulatory — to provide integrated support. We also staff matters leanly, with our partners remaining highly engaged throughout the process.

Whether managing the formation of new businesses, structuring and negotiating the purchase or sale of existing businesses, helping rapidly emerging companies navigate growth, building business continuity plans for closely held corporations, ensuring the successful creation of joint ventures, or guiding the buyout or restructuring of troubled companies, we have the precise skill and insight necessary to move our clients forward. 


Representative Clients
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  • Allegis Group, Inc.
  • Celsion
  • Guthy-Renker 
  • HSBC Capital (USA), Inc.
  • J.J. Haines & Company
  • Marriott International
  • Metastorm
  • Miraval
  • Perdue Incorporated
  • Spring Capital Partners
  • Zachry American Infrastructure

Recognition
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Legal 500

  • Tier 1, National: M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), 2014 – 2019
  • Attorney recognized nationally as "Hall of Fame" in Legal 500, M&A: Middle-Market, 2017 - 2020
  • Attorney recognized nationally as "Hall of Fame" in Legal 500, Technology: Transactions, 2017 - 2020
  • Attorney recognized nationally as "Leading Lawyer" in Legal 500, M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), 2012 – 2020
  • Attorney recognized nationally as "Leading Lawyer" in Legal 500, Technology: Transactions, 2014 – 2019

U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"

  • Tier 1, National, Baltimore; Washington, DC: Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2011 – 2020
  • Tier 1, National, Baltimore: Corporate Law, 2011 – 2020
  • Tier 1, Baltimore: Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2011 – 2020
  • Two corporate attorneys named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2017 – 2020

Chambers USA

  • Band 1, Nationwide: REITS (Maryland Counsel), 2012 – 2020 
  • Band 1, Maryland: Corporate/M&A, 2011 – 2020
  • Corporate attorney received "Star Individual" (highest possible ranking) for Nationwide REITs: Maryland Counsel, 2014 – 2019
  • Two corporate attorney achieved Band 1 ranking in Nationwide: REITs (Maryland Counsel), 2018 – 2020