RWL Assists Ripken Baseball to Bring The Ripken Experience to Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

RWL is pleased to have assisted Ripken Baseball to bring this exciting relationship to fruition. https://www.ripkenbaseball.com/news_article/show/1043006 The Ripken Experience at Walt Disney World Resort to Bring Premier Youth Tournaments to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2020 By Ripken Baseball, 08/20/19, 1:00PM EDT LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Aug. 20, 2019) – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex…

RWL Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020

RWL is proud to announce that a number of our attorneys have again been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for its 2020 edition, including: Alan M. Rifkin (Sports Law) Arnold M. Weiner (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs) Aron U. Raskas (Commercial Litigation) Barry L. Gogel…

Maryland Procurement Alert: MSBCA Holds That a Prospective Offeror was Properly Excluded from Competition Because it Assisted in Drafting the RFP

BEWARE: if you “assist” the State in drafting the Solicitation, you may be disqualified from competing for the contract. Trouble is, what deeds constitute “assistance” are unknown and hardly knowable until after the deeds are done. In MGT Consulting Group, LLC, MSBCA No. 3108, the MSBCA addressed as a matter of first impression whether a…

RWL Partner Alan Rifkin Briefs Maryland Racing Commission on Pimlico and Preakness Stakes Negotiations

Industry, State Officials Tout ‘Seminal Moment’ for Md. Racing June 27, 2019 https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/06/27/15706-seminalmomentfor-racing/             From left are former Baltimore Development Corp. CEO William H. Cole IV, Stronach Group and Maryland Jockey Club attorney Alan M. Rifkin, and Alan Foreman of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, at a Maryland Racing Commission…

RWL and Managing Partner Alan M. Rifkin in the News

Baltimore withdraws lawsuit aimed at seizing Pimlico racetrack, says talks to begin with owners Ian Duncan The Baltimore Sun June 12, 2019 Baltimore officials withdrew Wednesday a lawsuit against the owners of Pimlico Race Course, abandoning legal confrontation for negotiations over how to rehabilitate the aging venue and keep the running of the Preakness Stakes in the…

In Memoriam – Michael S. Nagy, Esq.

IN MEMORIAM Michael S. Nagy, Esq. (1957 – 2019) It is with a deep sadness that we inform the RWL community of the sudden passing of our friend, colleague and partner, Michael (Mike) S. Nagy, Esq.  All of us who had the pleasure of working with or knowing Mike mourn the loss of this extraordinary…

RWL Attorney Brad Rifkin Recognized As One of the “Winners” of 2019 Session by “Maryland Matters”

RWL attorney Brad Rifkin was recognized by “Maryland Matters” as one of the “Winners” of the 2019 Session for his lobbying efforts on behalf of the Brewers Association of Maryland Brewers. https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/04/10/winners-and-losers-of-the-2019-general-assembly-session/ Winners and Losers of the 2019 General Assembly Session By Maryland Matters Staff April 10, 2019 …. Lobbying scions Brad Rifkin, whose dad Alan…

RWL Managing Partner Alan M. Rifkin Honored as 2019 Influential Marylander

Alan M. Rifkin was honored Thursday evening, March 28th, by the Maryland Daily Record as one of its 2019 Influential Marylanders.

RWL Partner Arnold M. Weiner Wins Distinguished Graduate Award

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has announced that Arnold M. Weiner has won its Distinguished Graduate Award for 2019. Arnold’s achievements in the law are unparalleled, including having been lead defense attorney in high profile prosecutions of a former governor, a former congressman and a former mayor of Baltimore, as…

RWL MANAGING PARTNER, ALAN M. RIFKIN, HONORED BY THE DAILY RECORD AS ONE OF ITS 2019 INFLUENTIAL MARYLANDERS

RWL is proud to announce that the Firm’s managing partner, Alan M. Rifkin, has been honored by The Daily Record as one its 2019 Influential Marylanders.  This is the second time Alan has been honored by The Daily Record as he was also part of the inaugural honorees of Daily Record Influential Marylanders in 2007. …

RWL PARTNER JOEL ROZNER HONORED AS “OUTSTANDING COLLEAGUE” BY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Joel Rozner, a founding member of the RWL Government Relations Team was presented the “Outstanding Colleague Award” by the Maryland Government Relations Association (MGRA) at its 3rd Annual Achievement Awards Ceremony on January 30, 2019.  Joel was selected by MGRA for his many accomplishments over the years as well as his demonstrated willingness to extend…

RWL Wins Major Victory Over the Republic of Hungary and Hungarian National Railroad

RWL partners Chuck Fax and Liesel Schopler recently won a major victory over the Republic of Hungary and its national railroad in a class action suit brought on behalf of Holocaust survivors. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed the District of Columbia District Court’s dismissal on forum and procedural…