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Baltimore, MD 21202
Direct Number: 410.385.3507
Main Number: 410.727.6464
Fax Number: 410.385.3700


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John B. Frisch


John B. Frisch is chairman of the firm and is co-chair of our firm's Diversity Committee.  His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities and other corporate transactional matters.  John also regularly counsels a variety of companies on general business matters.  John has represented clients in a wide variety of acquisitions and dispositions of businesses by public and private enterprises. In this capacity, he has been responsible for handling the acquisition of businesses throughout the United States and the disposition of a variety of international businesses on behalf of major public corporations in the region.  John has substantial experience in securities matters.  He has represented issuers in a number of registered public offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as offerings of securities pursuant to transactions exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, including private placements and offshore public and private offerings.  John also counsels the firm's publicly held clients with respect to their periodic reporting and other obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  John's private company focus includes life sciences businesses.

Bar Admissions:
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  • Maryland


University of Maryland, J.D.  1983, Order of the Coif.

Dickinson College, B.A.  1980, Magna Cum Laude, and Phi Beta Kappa..

American Bar Association

B&O Railroad Museum: Director (2003-2008)

Benchmark Litigation: The Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys; Listed as a Local Litigation Star for General Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and White Collar Crime (2013-2014)

Best Lawyers in America®: Named "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law - Baltimore (2013)

Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the areas of Corporate Law (2006-2012 and 2014); Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2006-2014)

Chambers and Partners: Listed in the area of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2003-2007 and 2013)

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore: Chairman (2008-2013); Director (2003-present); Vice Chairman (2005-2008)

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore: Vice Chair (2008-2011); Director (2004-2012)

Greater Baltimore Committee: Director (2005-present); Leadership, Class of 1997

Leadership Maryland: Class of 2002

Maryland State Bar Association

Maryland Super Lawyers®:  Selected for inclusion in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate (2007-2012); Mergers & Acquisitions (2013-2014)

Steering Committee, Leadership, Ethics and Democracy Building ("LEAD") Project, University of Maryland Law School

Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition: Listed in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions (January 2009)

The Center Club:  Board of Governors (2011-present)

The James Ridgely Foundation:  Chairman (2010-present); Director (2006-present)

University of Maryland School of Law: Member, Board of Visitors (2012-present)

Well For The Journey:  Director (2012-present)

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