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Corporate Attorney Michael Mercurio Represents Cyber Contractor Alapko in Sale to Subsystem Technologies, Inc. On May 21, 2013, Annapolis–based government contractor Alapko, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Subsystem Technologies, Inc. (SUBSYSTEMs). About The Transaction: Having established a presence within a number of federal government agencies, including the Army, DHS, DOJ, DOT and FAA, Subsystem Technologies, Inc. was looking to acquire a company to strengthen its current capabilities and competitiveness in cyber security and software engineering and expand within the Intelligence marketplace, especially in regard to government IT and management consulting. Similarly, Annapolis based Alapko was seeking a strategic partner to support its continued growth in the Intelligence marketplace, while leveraging its deep customer relationships and exceptional reputation in cyber security and budgetary accounting capabilities, built over the past five years, since its founding in 2008. Commented Mr. Mercurio, who represented Alapko in the transaction: “Matt Zerphy and John Kovach, the principals of Alapko, were a pleasure to work with as they understood the intense demands required of the legal transaction. Matt and John balanced their time appropriately and never lost sight of the goals – managing their business to not miss a beat while satisfying the rigors demanded by the buyer. Matt and John are first class businessmen and entrepreneurs. The buyer is lucky to have them join their team.” The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. For more information on Alapko, Subsystems and/or the transaction, please see the statement put out by the parties. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49481077/SUBSYSTEMs-ALAPKO%20Press%20Release_FINAL.pdf ABOUT MICHAEL MERCURIO Michael Mercurio is a Principal at Offit Kurman and Chair of the firm’s Business Law and Transactions Practice Group. Mr. Mercurio regularly counsels entrepreneurial individuals and assorted entities on all aspects of business and commerce including formation and structure; ownership, management and control; financing and capital; expansion and acquisition; sale and transfer; and contraction and dissolution. He has substantial experience representing clients in the government contracting arena, assisting them through growth and maturation issues as well as mergers and acquisition matters. Mr. Mercurio can be reached at mmercurio@offitkurman.com. ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With 100 attorneys in offices serving Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Virginia, Frederick MD and Wilmington, the firm provides legal solutions to meet the diverse needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Learn more about Offit Kurman and how it can serve your business at www.offitkurman.com. Media Contact: Jeanne Hyatt Offit Kurman 410.209.6487 jhyatt@offitkurman.com