Christopher R. Rahl, Member

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  • Chris is courteous, professional, timely & meticulous...I can think of no other attorney I'd want in my corner.

    -Keith R.

    Chris finds legal solutions for financial, FinTech and emerging businesses.

410-576-4196 (fax)


Chris is Chair of the Financial Services Practice. He provides legal advice concerning a broad range of legal issues, including compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations applicable to financial institutions and health care providers; transactional matters; corporate governance issues; and litigation avoidance and management. Chris also advises clients in connection with state and federal lending, deposit, debt adjustment/management, credit service business, money transmission, and privacy statutes and regulations. Chris helps clients with:

  • Deposit and lending regulatory compliance
  • Licensing requirements and applications
  • Negotiation and review of vendor agreements
  • Marketing review and compliance
  • New product structure and documentation
  • Development of on-line policies, including terms and conditions of use, and privacy policies
  • Business entity choice, entity formation, and preparation of corporate documents
  • Physician employment/independent contractor arrangements
  • Compliance with Stark self-referral prohibitions and Maryland self-referral laws
  • Compliance with federal anti-kickback provisions
  • Health care management structures
  • Review and negotiation of lease agreements

He focuses on helping clients manage risk and identify and implement proactive solutions to complex problems and advance business goals. Previously, Chris was General Counsel for an enterprise holding company and subsidiaries in the debt relief industry. Prior to that, Chris served as Associate General Counsel and Vice President of a large regional bank.

After graduation from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1996, Chris served as a Clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., then Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.


AV® Preeminent™ Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Recipient of the 2018 The Daily Record Leadership in Law Award

Recipient of the Lexology 2016 Client Choice Award


Professional and Civic Involvement

Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law (Fall 2017)

Board Member, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Board Member, St. Ignatius Loyola Academy

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Publications and Lectures

410-576-4196 (fax)


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J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1996
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1991

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Court of Appeals of Maryland

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1996