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
    • M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m) (Tier 1), National, 2014 – 2019
    • Hall of Fame, M&A: Middle-Market, 2017 – 2020
    • Hall of Fame, Technology: Transactions, 2017 – 2020
    • Leading Lawyer, M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), 2012 – 2020
    • Leading Lawyer, Technology: Transactions, 2014 – 2019
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers
    • Best Law Firms, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 1) National, 2011 – 2020, 2022
    • Best Law Firms, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 1) Baltimore, 2011 – 2020, 2022
    • Best Law Firms, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 1) Washington, DC, 2011 – 2020, 2022
    • Best Law Firms, Corporate Law (Tier 1), National, 2011 – 2020
    • Best Law Firms, Corporate Law (Tier 1), Baltimore, 2011 – 2020, 2022
    • Best Law Firms, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (Tier 1), Baltimore, 2011 – 2020, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, 2015, 2017 – 2020
  • Chambers USA
    • REITS (Maryland Counsel) (Band 1), Nationwide, 2012 – 2021
    • Corporate/M&A (Band 1), Maryland, 2011 – 2021
    • Star Individual, REITs (Maryland Counsel), Nationwide, 2014 – 2019, 2021

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