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 Under 40 “On the Rise” by the Fulton 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.
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
Honored with BTI Consulting Group's Client Service Award for delivering unsurpassed client service (2016)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2015)
Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association (2015)
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)