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July 1, 2013
Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC is pleased to congratulate M. Luis Construction executives for winning the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 Maryland Award
M. Luis, a leading regional asphalt manufacturer and construction services company, announced its co-founders were named as winners of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 Award in the Maryland region. Cidalia Luis-Akbar, president, and Natalia Luis, vice president, were named as co-recipients of the award in the Construction and Manufacturing segment. The finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at a gala event at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

About M. Luis Construction Co. Inc.
"We are honored to be selected from such an elite group of business leaders by Ernst and Young," said Cidalia Luis-Akbar. "This award would not have been possible without the dedication of our teams of employees who pride themselves on integrity, hard work and delivering superior products every day. M. Luis has a strong commitment to long-term customer relationships, service excellence and social responsibility."

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

Manuel and Albertina Luis founded the M. Luis Construction Co. in 1985 after emigrating from Portugal to the U.S. Company assets then were a truck and a wheelbarrow. Sisters Cidalia and Natalia assumed company ownership in 2008, but their parents remain active in the company and all four still discuss major decisions, according to the sisters.

Effective July 1, 2013, Maryland attorneys Arnold M. Weiner and Alan M. Rifkin merged their legal practices to become Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver LLC. The firm's thirty attorneys work in offices in Baltimore, Annapolis, Bethesda and Upper Marlboro. Partner and counsel for M. Luis Construction, Scott A. Livingston Esq. is the author of "Contracting with the State of Maryland" as well as many legal articles and a monthly newsletter on the state's competitive bidding statutes.

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For more information, contact Scott A. Livingston, Esq. at 301-951-0150 or

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