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Michael V. Johansen

Michael V. Johansen

Administrative Partner

225 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

    Michael V. Johansen is the Administrative Partner at Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC and the Chair of the firm’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Compliance practice. Mike has nearly 30 years of experience in lobbying and legal matters before the General Assembly, executive agencies, and local/municipal governments in the state of Maryland. As a registered lobbyist, he has represented clients in the areas of healthcare, healthcare financing, health reform, health certificate of need (CON), casino gaming, lottery, horse racing, transportation, motor vehicles, rental cars, insurance, state and local taxes, franchises, business regulation, IT – information technology, environmental regulation, procurement, state contracting, bid protests, and acquisition of public funds for private programs and projects. Mike also advises clients on state and local ethics laws, gift laws, campaign contribution compliance, election laws and lobbying rules.

    Prior to joining the firm, Mike was legislative staff to the Maryland General Assembly, the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, and the Department of Fiscal Services. He is a member of the board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Maryland Chapter and a board member of the Indian Creek School.


    • Outstanding Colleague Award, Maryland Government Relations Association

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland (1989)


    Mike received his Juris Doctor from University of Baltimore School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from University of Baltimore Robert G. Merrick School of Business.

    Government Service

    • Fiscal Analyst, Department of Fiscal Services (1988)
    • Committee Staff, Maryland Senate Budget & Taxation Committee (1989 – 1990)