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Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston,
Levitan & Silver, LLC 
Size of Organization: 19
Main Office: Annapolis, Maryland

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With offices located in the state capital of Annapolis, Baltimore County and in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC ("RLLS") provides an important link to the state's principal business, commercial and governmental centers. Known for our "team approach" to the practice of law and consummate dedication to our clients' interests, our attorneys have the experience and abilities to help you and your business navigate through the maze of Maryland laws, regulations and governmental institutions.

Established in 1989, RLLS and its many attorneys have an impressive record of service to the state and in the practice of law. As one of the state's first law firms to recognize that a client's legal issues can often be addressed through a comprehensive approach that may include all of the various branches of government, RLLS has established itself in the areas of business and commercial transactions, administrative law, health care law, government relations, sports franchise law, procurement law, zoning and land use, and complex litigation. RLLS attorneys, joined by a team of experienced staff, provide the firm's clients with creative solutions to their legal needs and objectives. Whether in a court room, board room or hearing room, the Firm's attorneys have the experience to provide you and your business with sound legal and practical business advice. Our team of business, litigation, contracts and government relations attorneys regularly appear before arbitration and mediation panels, state and federal courts, legislative hearings, the Board of Public Works, the Board of Contract Appeals, and the state and federal appellate courts.

Many of RLLS' partners have enjoyed years of success in the public and private sectors before uniting to create the firm. Alan M. Rifkin was former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer's first Chief Legislative Officer and Counsel. Mr. Rifkin previously served as counsel to the Maryland Senate. While serving in Schaefer's cabinet, Rifkin spearheaded the authorization of the Camden Yards sports complex, now the home of the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, and was widely credited with many of the Schaefer Administration's early successes. Scott A. Livingston was an Assistant Attorney General with the Maryland Department of Transportation and the author of "Principles of Maryland Procurement Law." Former Senator Laurence Levitan served as chairman of the Maryland Senate's Budget and Taxation Committee for 16 years and his Committee Counsel, Michael V. Johansen, is now the Firm's Administrative Partner. Former Judge Edgar P. Silver served in the General Assembly of Maryland before his appointment to the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, where he served for more than 20 years. Melvin A. Steinberg served as both President of the Maryland Senate, and later Lieutenant Governor of the State of Maryland, before joining the Firm.

At RLLS our mission statement says it all - our goal is to provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to their legal needs, creative solutions, and the kind of "hands on" representation that has helped RLLS become a "go to" firm in Maryland. We invite you to learn more about RLLS, "Maryland's Local Law Firm®."

Statement of Practice Summary:
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights; Legislation and Government Relations; Civil Litigation; Real Estate and Zoning; State Procurement and Government Contracting; Labor and Employment; Business Transactions and Commercial Law; Commercial Litigation; Health Care Law; Municipal Law; Sports and Franchise Law; Administrative Law.