Offit Kurman Admits Four New Shareholders
For Immediate Release
Maple Lawn, MD | November 29, 2016 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the admission of four new shareholders. Attorneys Edward A. Bloom, David N. Goldberg, Douglas R. Kay, and Jonathan R. Wachs have earned ownership as shareholders in the Mid-Atlantic law firm.
“We take pride in admitting these new shareholders to the firm. Our shareholders provide the leadership needed for Offit Kurman to achieve its goals and objectives,” said Theodore (Ted) Offit, CEO of Offit Kurman. “With the admission of Ed, David, Doug, and Jon as shareholders, ours will be an even better firm. This is a good day for Offit Kurman. Please join me in congratulating Ed, David, Doug, and Jon on this achievement.”
Mr. Bloom, Mr. Goldberg, Mr. Kay, and Mr. Wachs join a shareholder team of that includes the firm’s founders, board members, and managing principals. Further information about each new shareholder can be found below.
Edward Bloom is a real estate attorney and Chair of Offit Kurman’s Real Estate Law and Transactions Practice Group. For more than 32 years, he has counseled developers, owners, and users and matters related to real estate litigation, lease negotiations, financing, workouts, and foreclosures. Mr. Bloom’s practice is additionally focused on corporate matters such as succession planning, formation, expansion, and mergers and acquisitions. For seven years running, Best Lawyers in America has ranked Mr. Bloom as a top lawyer practicing in Real Estate Law.
David Goldberg possesses over 20 years of experience practicing business law, business litigation, and family law. As a business attorney, he has represented organizations and individuals in contract disputes, business collections, shareholder and partnership disputes, business torts, employment law, and related proceedings. As a family law practitioner, he guides clients through divorces, divisions of assets, child custody cases, spousal support, child support, and premarital agreements. Although he is an accomplished litigator, Mr. Goldberg strives to find effective solutions for his clients out of court whenever possible.
Douglas Kay assist clients during difficult business and litigation challenges of all kinds. From publicly traded corporations to small businesses and individuals, he has worked with clients of all sizes on complex cases involving allegations of contract breach, business conspiracy, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, and misappropriation of trade secrets. He is also an accomplished criminal defense attorney who represents individuals facing charges of various degrees—from traffic violations to serious felony offenses.
Jonathan R. Wachs is Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and provides strategic counseling and operational advice to clients in the areas of IP, commercial transactions, and outsourced legal departments. In addition to helping clients protect their IP portfolios and resolve sensitive business disputes, Mr. Wachs manages several innovative groups and service offerings at Offit Kurman. He is the founder of New Paradigm Counsel, a service through which Offit Kurman delivers outsourced legal departments; as well as one founding members of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice Group, a team that provides full-service legal counsel to businesses active in the emerging cannabis industry. In recognition of the efforts of Mr. Wachs and Cannabis Law Practice Group co-founder Darren Weiss, The Maryland Daily Record recently named Offit Kurman a 2016 Innovator of the Year.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 120 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our eight offices serve individual and corporate clients in the Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia markets, as well as the Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City metropolitan areas. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.
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