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  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
    21 years
  2. Venture Capital: 30%
    21 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 15%
    21 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 15%
    21 years
  5. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    21 years

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Power PlayerSmart CEO Magazine2015
Best Lawyer, Leverage Buyouts and Private EquityBest Lawyers in America2015
Leverage Buyouts and Private Equity LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Lawyer of the Year, Leverage Buyouts, BaltimoreBest Lawyers in America2013
Leverage Buyout and Private EquityBest Lawyers in America2013
Legal ElliteSmartCeo Magazine2012
Best Lawyer, Leverage Buyout and Private EquityBest Lawyers in America2012
Legal ElliteSmartCEO Magazine2011
Leverage Buyouts and Private EquityBest Lawyers in America2011
Leveraged Buyouts and Venture CapitalBest Lawyers in America2010
Legal EliteSmartCEO Magazine2009
Maryland Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Top 10 Rising Stars of Private Equity and M&A LawInstitutional Investor News2008
2006 Leadership ClassGreater Baltimore Committee2006
40 Under 40Baltimore Business Journal2001
Heusler Honor SocietyUniversity of Baltimore School of Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Global Chair, International Corporate Practice GroupDuane Morris LLP2010 - 2015
Managing Partner (Baltimore Office)Duane Morris2007 - 2015
PartnerDLA Piper US LLP2003 - 2006
AssociateDla Piper, LLP (Us)1996 - 2003
Associate General CounselThermoChem, Inc.1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
The DealAdvisory Board2014 - 2015
MAVABoard Member2013 - 2015
Economic alliance of greater BaltimoreBoard of Directors2012 - 2015
Middle Market Private Equity Leadership Forum - Global ACGBoard Member2011 - 2015
University of Baltimore FoundationBoard Member2011 - 2015
Mayorial Transition Team MemberCommunity Development and Neighborhoods Committee2010 - 2010
FashInvestBoard Member2010 - 2014
Law 360Advisory Board2010 - 2012
Downtown Baltimore PartnershipBoard Member2008 - 2015
Greater Baltimore Technology CouncilBoard Member and Vice Chair2007 - 2009
Emerging Technology CenterBoard Member, secretary2007 - 2012
Pride of MarylandBoard of Directors2002 - 2006
Greater Baltimore Technology CouncilBoard Member and Of Counsel2000 - 2007
Early Stage EastBoard Member and Vice Chair2000 - 2010
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxation (Corporate)LL.M - Master of Laws1996
University of BaltimoreLawJD - Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude)1994
Boston UniversityCommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Private Equity ForumThe Deal Environment2010
PE Investing In Food & Beverage Companies - Why Deals Are Returning to the TablePE Deals in Food & Beverage Companies2010
Private Equity Executive ForumPrivate Equity: Doing Deals in Bad Times2009
Annual Alternative Investment RoundupPrivate Equity Track: LP Perspective - Extent of Due Diligence Outsourced by Private Equity Funds2008