For Offit Kurman, Philadelphia Is the Next Big Thing
Nearly a decade ago, Offit Kurman planted a flag in Philadelphia, opening an office with one lawyer. Now, the Baltimore-born firm has 30 lawyers in Pennsylvania, after adding three principals to the Philadelphia office in six weeks, and says Philadelphia could become its largest office.
Theodore A. Offit, co-founder and managing principal of Offit Kurman, said the firm has been focused on establishing a truly regional model, rather than being a Baltimore headquarters with satellite offices in other cities. This management plan, which includes a regional managing partner for each of the firm’s five regions, was implemented in July.
As a result of the regional focus, Offit said, “there was no reason Philadelphia could not be our largest market.”
Offit Kurman has more 40 lawyers in Baltimore and about 40 in Washington, D.C., he said. While there is not a targeted head count for Philadelphia, he said, the plan is for the firm to have 200 attorneys by 2020. That will include significant growth in Philadelphia and a new office in the Philadelphia suburbs, he said, which is set to open in late 2016 or early next year.
The firm is expanding its office space in Philadelphia as well, adding a few thousand square feet to its location at Ten Penn Center, Offit said.
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