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Thirteen Offit Kurman Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2015

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that 13 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America® list. The list is based on over 5.5 million attorney peer reviews.

The Offit Kurman attorneys who made the 2015 list are:

Theodore A. Offit – Best Lawyer Since 2013

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Ted Offit is a business lawyer, co-founder and Managing Principal of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law. He serves as general counsel to a significant list of privately held organizations and often serves in an advisory capacity to the board of directors of the firm’s entrepreneurial clientele. He often serves as special counsel to businesses seeking to implement succession plans through a sale (merger and acquisition) or through transfers to affiliates (family members and employees). Mr. Offit also often serves as special counsel regarding the design and implementation of compensation plans for executive level staff.

Howard K. Kurman- First Time Recipient

Howard Kurman websiteHoward K. Kurman is an employment attorney, co-founder of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law and chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Mr. Kurman regularly counsels clients on all aspects of proactive employment/labor issues. He represents employers ranging in size from as small as 20 employees to those employers with geographically disparate locations consisting of over 4,000 employees. Mr. Kurman assures, through regular contact with his clients, that they promulgate and maintain the most effective employment policies that will, to the extent possible, minimize their legal exposure in today’s litigious workplace. Mr. Kurman offers advice on employee handbooks, employment agreements, and covenants not to compete as well as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Timothy C. Lynch- Best Lawyer Since 2013

Knowledge is PowerTim Lynch’s practice is focused on complex civil litigation matters as well as acting as outside general counsel to many owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs on a wide array of business issues. In addition, Mr. Lynch serves as a corporate advisor to senior level executives, physicians and professional athletes throughout the United States. He serves as a board member for several privately owned companies advising on growth and management issues. Mr. Lynch is also a member of the firm’s Executive Management Committee.

Bryn Sherman- Best Lawyer Since 2013

Bankruptcy Attorney Bryn H. ShermanBryn Sherman’s practice focus as a bankruptcy attorney is on both civil litigation and real estate litigation, with a concentration in representing creditors rights in bankruptcy. She also represents commercial and residential landlords in all types of disputes, in addition to local and regional banks in all matters, including strategic loan documentation, foreclosures and workouts.


Cheryl L. Hepfer- Best Lawyer Since 1995

Family Law Attorney Cheryl L. HepferCheryl Hepfer guides her clients to a resolution of their family matters through her expertise in family law and domestic law, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, the collaborative process, or litigation. She has a wealth of experience in complex property distribution, alimony, child custody and visitation, child access, and child support matters, which has led her to successfully litigate in trial courts throughout Maryland. She also has a successful appellate practice. Ms. Hepfer settles most of her cases out of court because she explores settlement options early, hoping to limit client costs and enhance the opportunity for an amicable resolution.

Sara M. Donohue- Best Lawyer Since 2010

Family LawWorking as a family law attorney for over twenty-five years, Sara Donohue has practiced in the field of domestic law in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her practice includes working on complex divorce and custody matters. In addition to handling matrimonial matters in the traditional negotiation and litigation modes, she has been trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc.  Ms. Donohue also has an interest in the practice of adoption law.

James M. Hoffman- Best Lawyer Since 2013

Bankruptcy Attorney James M. HoffmanAs a bankruptcy lawyer, business attorney, and expert in trademark law,  James Hoffman focuses his practice in the areas of representing various business types, particularly closely held businesses. He also has a broad base of experience representing creditors, trustees and debtors in bankruptcy cases and litigation. Mr. Hoffman has represented seven different Chapter 7 trustees, and several Chapter 11 trustees and receivers. He has been involved in handling a broad range of litigation before state courts, including disputes involving complex commercial litigation, breach of contract actions, and collection actions. Mr. Hoffman also brings his extensive experience as a real estate attorney to the table.

Ronald L. Ogens- Best Lawyer Since 2008

Family LawRonald L. Ogens serves as the Chairman of the Family Law Practice Group. Mr. Ogens’ practice as family law attorney is focused on the negotiation, settlement, and litigation of family law matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He handles a variety of divorce matters, including separation and divorce, annulment, alimony and child support issues and analysis, child custody and visitation issues, and the identification, valuation, classification, and division of marital and non-marital property. He also provides preparation and analysis of separation and property settlement agreements and prenuptial agreements. His experience as a family law attorney helps him serve as an effective mediator and arbitrator in family law disputes.

Steven David Stone- Best Lawyer Since 2013

Criminal and Civil Litigation Attorney Steven David StoneSteven Stone represents clients before all state courts in Virginia, before government agencies, and before local governments, school boards, and departments. His clients include area education associations and other trade and professional organizations; Families and individuals. He also has provided legislative and lobbying services on behalf of a wide variety of groups – labor, business, attorneys and doctors. He takes pride in the fact that most of his cases are quietly resolved in the best interest of his clients while avoiding costly litigation and adversarial proceedings.

Brian Rosenberg- Best Lawyer Since 2013

Banking And Financial Law Attorney Brian C. RosenbergBrian Rosenberg serves as Chair of the Banking and Finance Practice Group and primarily counsels clients with respect to real estate matters, including acquisitions, finance and development matters, and also assists financial institutions in connection with all aspects of commercial lending, with a particular focus on loan transactions secured by real property. In addition, he serves as local Maryland counsel to lenders and real estate owners in multi-state transactions, and has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating attorney opinion letters in loan transactions.

Stephen Kaufman – First Time Recipient

Stephen-H-Kaufman2As a health care attorney, Stephen Kaufman represents small businesses in a wide variety of business and commercial litigation matters. These matters include leasing and real estate purchases, the purchase and sale of businesses, contracts, employment issues, employment litigation, insurance, and commercial disputes. Mr. Kaufman has also appeared before numerous state and federal courts, arbitration panels and administrative forums.


Michael Conley- Best Lawyer Since 2010

Insurance RecoveryMichael Conley is an insurance litigation and recovery lawyer who serves as the chair of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group in its Philadelphia office and a principal in the Labor & Employment Law and Business Litigation Departments. His broad legal experience includes insurance litigation, insurance coverage litigation, labor and employment law, and general litigation. He represents policyholders, including closely held, publicly traded, nonprofit, and municipal entities, with claims against their insurance companies. His insurance coverage law experience includes handling coverage actions on behalf of insureds relating to bad faith claims, defense obligations, law and ordinance exclusions, breach of health insurance contract, crime coverage, employment liability coverage, and coverage for data loss and environmental liability.

Neil A. Morris- Best Lawyer Since 2012

Philadelphia Labor and Employment AttorneyNeil Morris has passionately represented employers for the last 25 years. Mr. Morris specializes in the areas of labor and employment, municipal labor law, employment discrimination, defamation and business litigation. Mr. Morris has served as Special/Labor Counsel for more than 35 Pennsylvania Townships and Boroughs, the County of Bucks and many private employers. He is often brought into municipalities to handle “crisis” situations involving employees and/or management.




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