Marc A. Rawls: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Marc A. Rawls

Marc Rawls

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Digital Economy
  • Water
  • Payments & E-Commerce
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Natural Resources
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8058
Fax: 404-853-8806
University Morehouse College, B.A., summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1999, Georgia

Professional Activities
Ambassador of the American Bar Association's Business and Finance Section (2011-2012)
Ambassador Family for the Atlanta March of Dimes (2012)
General Counsel (2010-2011), Atlanta Bar Association
Chairman of the Board (2006) and Board Member (2005-2009), Atlanta Bar Association Business and Finance Section
Member, Board of Directors, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Board of Students Without Mothers, Inc.
Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Member, Class of 2014, Leadership Atlanta

BornNashville, Tennessee, November 18, 1973

With a background in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related issues, Marc Rawls works with both privately and publicly held companies in acquisitions, restructuring transactions, joint ventures and both private and public securities offerings. Marc also counsels clients in a variety of industries on corporate governance matters. He regularly advises on transactions involving capital formation, including securities offerings, and intellectual property licensing arrangements for businesses, and has particular experience in structuring complex franchise, limited liability and partnership arrangements, including public private partnerships.

Marc works extensively with firms in the water industry. Among other matters, he assisted Culligan International in numerous acquisitions and dispositions of bottled water franchises and guided Veolia Water North America, Inc. and Veolia Energy North America, Inc. through more than 50 acquisitions and dispositions of water waste treatment and energy assets. Marc also provides counsel on transactions in the payment card, electronic commerce, software and energy industries.

Marc has been selected as one of twelve Georgia Lawyers Under40 On the Rise by theFulton County Daily Report, was appointed as an ambassador of the American Bar Association's business section, and is a member of Sutherland's Business Development Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents General Electric in its acquisition of a minority interest in eSolar.

Sutherland represents TE Connectivity in recent reorganization.

Sutherland represents Culligan International in its franchise divestiture initiative.

Awards and Rankings
Named among 12 Georgia lawyers under 40 by the Daily Report's On the Rise annual issue (2009)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2005-2007, 2009-2012)

Stakeholder 100 Award Winner (2007)


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U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Durbin Amendment Rules
Brian M. Murphy,Robert J. Pile,Marc A. Rawls,David A. Zimmerman, March 26, 2014
On March 21, 2014, in NACS, et. al. v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of the Federal Reserve’s interpretation of the Durbin Amendment. NACS and other merchant groups challenged the regulations...

Payment Processors as CFPB "Chokepoints"
Keith J. Barnett,B. Knox Dobbins,Robert J. Pile,Marc A. Rawls,Lewis S. Wiener, October 11, 2013
This is how senior officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) referred to payment processor Meracord, LLC and its owner and CEO upon the October 3, 2013 announcement of a consent judgment imposing a $1.376 million joint and several civil money penalty. The penalty,...
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Marc A. Rawls

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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