Polish Knights of Malta Honors Offit Kurman’s New York Team at “Mass in F” Charity Gala Concert
New York, NY | June 15, 2018 During a charity gala concert earlier this month, the US affiliate of the Polish Association of the Order of Malta honored and thanked Offit Kurman for the pro bono work the firm has provided over the past year. Offit Kurman attorney Wojciech “Voytek” Jackowski, who works closely with the Polish Knights of Malta, accepted the recognition on the firm’s behalf.
The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, commonly referred to as the Order of Malta, is a Catholic lay religious order whose members, employees, and volunteers provide humanitarian relief and medical aid in over 120 countries around the world. The institution is comprised of 13,500 Knights, Dames, and auxiliary members, and traces its history back to the 12th century. As a sovereign subject of international law and a neutral, apolitical entity, it follows a mission of upholding human dignity and caring for people in need.
On June 7th, Polish Knights of Malta (PKOM) organized a concert in New York City to benefit the Order of Malta’s hospital in Barczewo, Poland. The gala was held at St. Bartholomew’s Church at 325 Park Avenue, and featured the New York premiere of “the Mass in F,” composed by Prince Jozef M. Poniatowski, as well as a performance of Henryk Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2.
PKOM publicly recognized the services provided by Offit Kurman’s New York City team. The firm’s attorneys in Manhattan worked for the organization while at Menaker & Herrmann LLP, which affiliated with Offit Kurman earlier this year.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding pro bono work the Polish Knights of Malta, Inc. has received over the past year from Offit Kurman, P.A.,” said Robert Niziol, President of PKOM, in a statement. “Attorneys at Offit Kurman were brilliant, responsive, personable, and thoroughly dedicated. As a small nonprofit organization, we would not have been able to afford the quality of legal services that we received. Offit Kurman’s generous support is highly appreciated.”
ABOUT WOJCIECH “VOYTEK” JACKOWSKI
Voytek’s practice focuses on commercial and corporate dispute resolution with an emphasis on achieving rational business solutions or cost-effective judicial resolutions of such disputes. In addition to appearing in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and administrative panels domestically, Voytek has experience in international aspects of litigation. He has represented entities and individuals in cases involving trade and contract disputes, property loss claims, bankruptcy proceedings, construction issues, commodities and derivatives matters, white-collar crime, personal injury, and claims raising questions under federal labor law. Voytek also advises clients on international facets of litigation and dispute resolution, as well as criminal and civil facets of various international income reporting obligations.
Prior to joining Offit Kurman, Voytek was a Partner in the New York law firm of Menaker & Herrmann LLP, where he gained extensive experience with disputes involving real estate, construction contracts, design and construction defects, representing various real estate industry stakeholders in mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals. In his practice, he applies his litigation experience in advising clients and provides value added services in structuring business, financial and legal terms for his clients.
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