Rita Piel Joins Nelson Mullins in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE – Rita Piel has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s mergers and acquisitions team in Baltimore as a partner from Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC where she served as a partner in the Business and Commercial Transactions and Sports Law, Gaming and Facilities practice areas.

With over a decade of outside general counsel experience, Piel assists clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in all areas of business and technology law, as well as providing strategic counseling to government contractors.

Piel noted, “What attracted me to Nelson Mullins is the exceptional national reputation of the firm and its entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law that maximizes value to clients.”

Piel regularly works on mergers, acquisitions, recapitalization, business formation, contract drafting and negotiation, stockholder and member agreements, financing and investment documents and real estate matters. She serves as the lead attorney in structuring and executing M&A transactions, including stock and asset deals, closing over 100 transactions ranging in value from under $1 million to $3.5 billion.

“We are excited to welcome Rita to the firm,” said Nelson Mullins Baltimore Office Managing Partner Tim Hodge. “She brings a wealth of corporate knowledge. Our M&A group focuses on understanding our clients’ business objectives at the outset of a transaction and guiding our clients with practical, business-oriented solutions. With Rita’s extensive experience, she will be able to offer a multitude of services to our clients.”

She earned her BA from Duke University in Political Science (major) and Markets & Management (certificate), and she received her JD from the University of Maryland School of Law.

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