Meeting in Washington, D.C. this week, the members of SCG Legal, a worldwide network of law firms, elected Maryland attorney Alan M. Rifkin Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Rifkin is managing partner of Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC with offices in Annapolis, Baltimore and Bethesda, Maryland. The firm is SCG Legal’s Maryland member.
SCG Legal was founded in 1989 by the former governors of 17 states for the purpose of providing an effective and reliable means of identifying local counsel worldwide. Today, SCG Legal includes a member firm in every state and in over 80 countries worldwide. It is the only network of its kind with a firm in every state capital, many commercial centers throughout the country and with such a substantial presence internationally.
“I am honored to have been elected Chairman by the members of this distinguished group of law firms,” said Mr. Rifkin. “Each member is among the most well respected law firms in its state or country. Combined, the SCG Legal network provides unparalleled legal services throughout the world.”
“We are delighted that Mr. Rifkin has accepted the responsibilities as Chairman as we continue to grow our global networks of law firms,” said David Poisson, Chief Executive Officer of SCG Legal.
Recognized by The Daily Record in 2007 as one of the 50 “Most Influential Marylanders” and by Super Lawyers® every year since 2008 as one of the area’s premier sports and entertainment lawyers, Mr. Rifkin is a well-respected commercial transaction and litigation attorney. He was counsel to former Governor William Donald Schaefer and previously counsel to the former president of the Maryland Senate, Melvin A. “Mickey” Steinberg. Among others, Mr. Rifkin represents the Baltimore Orioles, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, the Maryland Jockey Club, the Preakness Stakes, and many other businesses and institutions nationwide. Mr. Rifkin is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and the Loyola College of Baltimore.
The firm’s practice areas include complex commercial litigation, business transactions, labor and employment law, government relations, state and federal procurement, real estate, zoning and personal injury. Mr. Rifkin, along with former Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge, Edgar P. Silver, founded the law firm in 1989. The Law Offices of Arnold Weiner merged with the firm in 2013.