The Riedel Law Firm

Economic, Practical Solutions for Growing Businesses

We are a dynamic boutique law firm comprised of highly experienced and diverse attorneys who have honed their skills practicing at large corporate law firms and in-house legal departments of large corporations and governmental agencies. From offices in Maryland and Washington, D.C., we counsel clients ranging from sophisticated start-ups to long-established companies on a range of sophisticated business, financial, corporate and commercial transactions.


We provide a full range of corporate and commercial legal services. Our services include entity formation and planning; drafting and negotiating operating, partnership and shareholder agreements; corporate governance and strategic legal and business advice; contract interpretation; and counseling clients with respect to any and all such matters that are relevant to the life and development of a business. Our clients include entrepreneurs and middle market companies. We take great pride in serving all clients, large and small, with the same enthusiasm and dedication. Industries in which we have counseled clients include telecommunication, investment management, information technologies and staffing services. Our attorneys have significant experience representing Fortune 500 companies in connection with negotiating and drafting international contracts related to outsourcing, licensing, services and procurement, including software and technology licensing agreements, outsourcing agreements, distribution agreements, sales agreements, agency agreements, franchising agreements and various other commercial contracts.

M&A and Integrations

Our attorneys have structured, negotiated and closed scores of mergers, stock and asset sales and purchases, sales of divisions, leveraged buyouts, and other transactions involving changes in ownership and managerial control. We also advise clients in connection with recapitalizations and restructurings, including spin-offs, divestitures and other strategic transactions, including joint ventures and strategic alliances. Our attorneys have previously served as M&A counsel for large corporate law firms, and possess a wealth of diversified transactional experience representing a broad range of companies, private equity sponsors, broker-dealers, investment banks and other M&A intermediaries. We have counseled clients with respect to business combinations and divestitures in a variety of industries, including telecom, intellectual property, renewable energy, manufacturing, staffing, government contracts, retail, information technology, real estate and financial services, with many involving cross-border transactions. Most importantly, we project manage and implement the complicated integration activities that accompany any corporate transaction.


We have extensive experience working with clients to ensure that their hard work to acquire and grow wealth can continue to benefit their desired beneficiaries by coordinating the conditions and means for transfer to the beneficiaries. Our attorneys create tailored asset-management, estate, and business succession plans for individuals, businesses, and families. Our private client attorneys know the rules and regulations governing income, gift, and estate taxation, and work closely with financial advisors to structure plans that protect assets, benefit future generations, and facilitate the support of charitable, educational, and religious institutions. ESTATE PLANNING We provide comprehensive estate planning for individuals, closely held businesses, and families. A well-conceived estate plan is the only way to protect assets from substantial estate, income, and excise taxes. Our attorneys counsel clients on planning for their long-term well-being and financial security including preparation of the appropriate documents to provide a comprehensive estate plan. Whether you are still accumulating wealth or have a significant estate to leave as your legacy, our private wealth attorneys are experienced in planning for taxes, charitable giving, creditor protection, and the succession of wealth to the next generation. INTERNATIONAL ESTATE PLANNING Our private wealth attorneys have extensive experience on planning for U.S. citizens, non-U.S. citizens, and multinational families with assets in more than one country. We provide comprehensive advice on a wide range of issues facing multinational individuals and families, multi-generational families, closely held businesses, foundations, estates, and trusts. We assist clients with complex, cross-border legal and taxation issues where they live, work, and travel, and on all types of transactions. CORPORATE FIDUCIARY REPRESENTATION Fiduciaries undertake duties that require them to conduct themselves with a standard of care, good faith, prudence and loyalty to the beneficiaries of the wills, trusts, or other governing instruments. Fiduciaries appointed as trustees or executors are held to a very high standard of conduct. We counsel corporate and individual fiduciaries on a wide variety of matters. We are experienced with counseling fiduciaries to handle these issues including dealing with estate and trust beneficiaries, as well as tax planning and the various tax issues that may arise during an estate or trust administration. FAMILY OFFICE Our attorneys serve the many needs of family offices. This includes experience in private equity, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international tax, trusts and estates, investment management, regulatory, compliance risk management, corporate governance, securities, finance, real estate, employment, and litigation. We are committed to preserving and increasing the assets built by families and multigenerational businesses. A well designed planned and maintained family office structure should enhance the value of the family resources, letting the family live well without being burdened by an efficient structure. A well designed family office will allow high net worth families to consolidate management and administration of their personal, business, tax, and charitable plans.


We represent individuals and businesses throughout the U.S. Our firm uses state of the art technology, online government filing systems, and certified mailings to represent clients throughout the world. We are particularly experienced in E2 and Eb5 investment visas.

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