Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC
With offices located in Baltimore, the state capital of Annapolis and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL) provides an important link to Maryland’s principal business, commercial and government centers.
RWL is the go-to firm when businesses and individuals have a complex legal problem, with a team of attorneys that thrive on pursuing the most challenging cases on behalf of its clients. Our attorneys have represented scores of clients, including: major-league sports franchises; name-brand companies such as Google, Facebook and FedEx; whistleblowers in false claims cases; and millions of consumers in national class action suits.
Established in 1989, RWL and its many attorneys have an impressive record of service to the state and in the practice of law. As one of Maryland’s first law firms to recognize that a client’s business issues can often be addressed through a comprehensive approach that may include all of the branches of government, RWL has distinguished itself in the following areas: • Administrative Law and Regulatory Compliance
• Business and Commercial Transactions
• Complex Civil and Commercial Litigation
• False Claims Act Litigation
• Class Action Litigation
• Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
• Government Relations and Lobbying
• Sports Franchise and Media Rights Law
• State Contracting
• Procurement and Bid Protests
• White Collar Criminal Defense
Alan M. Rifkin, Managing Partner of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC (RWL) is chair of the firm’s Sports, Media Rights and Gaming practice and Co-chair of the firm’s Business and Commercial Transactions practice. He is a well-recognized commercial and business attorney who has represented many national and international corporations and institutions for over three decades. His current areas of practice include business and commercial transactions, complex civil and commercial litigation, sports franchise and media rights, class action suits, and false claims act cases. Mr. Rifkin served as Chairman of SCG Legal, an international network of prominent law firms with members in every state capital, many commercial cities and over 80 countries worldwide, in 2014-2015. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Aspire Foundation and Ripken Enterprises, LLC. Previously, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Board, Loyola University, the Howard County Hospital Foundation, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League and other civic institutions. He is also an adjunct professor, for “Sports and the Law”, at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.