Our Management Team

Management Committee and Administration Management

When you partner with Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law, you get more just than a — top notch team of legal experts that specialize in your specific area of personal or business need. You also get a dedicated management team of experienced business professionals helping attorneys provide the highest level of client service in the mid- market business environment.

Our integrated team of administrative and legal professionals are constantly striving to achieve outstanding results for clients, anticipating and responding to changing environments while supporting a positive and collegial company culture.

Management Committee

Theodore Offit

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Chairman, CEO, & CFO
toffit@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0304

Ted Offit is a business attorney, co-founder of Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law and Chairman / CEO of the firm. 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.

Maurice Offit
Howard Kurman
Timothy Lynch
John Raftery
Aaron Bukowitz

Administrative Management

Robert Skinner

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Chief Administrative Officer
rskinner@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0375

Rob Skinner is an executive manager with over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and project management. As Chief Administrative Officer, Rob is responsible for the firm’s Information Technology, Learning and Development, Facilities, Client Relations, Billing, and Onboarding departments. Rob oversees the departments' operations and provides leadership and guidance on policy and strategic projects and initiatives.

Jim Ries
Jeff Webster

Accounting & Finance

Michael Collins

Michael Collins
Associate Director of Accounting
Michael.Collins@offitkurman.com
301.575.0340

Michael assists in managing the back-office accounting and finance functions, including Cash and Trust application, Banking, Payroll; General Ledger; and Accounts Payable. Michael has 15 years of experience in the life-cycle of business and office operations, along with financial planning and analysis of companies with multi-site operations. He has also completed his CPA exams.

Rachel Fuller
Toni Hannon
Carlos Pardilla
Lisa Shattuck
Edward Snyder

Human Resources

Michael DiGennaro

Michael DiGennaro
Attorney Recruitment Manager
Michael.DiGennaro@offitkurman.com | 929.476.0072

Michael has over ten years of global legal recruitment experience. He is responsible for identifying and evaluating talented individuals to join Offit Kurman. He served the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC as a bank regulatory attorney before becoming a legal recruiter. Prior to attending law school, he developed expertise in economics, quantitative and qualitative analysis, consulting, and brand management. Michael holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and an M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University.

Charlotte Gillespie
Kelly Leiras
Leigh Novack
Karla States
Jani Willis
Allison Yanar

Information Technology

Jonathan Talbot

Jonathan Talbot
Director of Information Technology
jtalbot@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0374

Jonathan Talbot is the Director of Information Technology. He oversees the firm’s IT operations, support, projects, and innovations. Jonathan has extensive experience leading teams in the financial, telecommunications and startup industries including 15 years in legal services. Jonathan has an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Towson University.

Greg Largent

Learning & Development

Tony Gerdes

Tony Gerdes
Knowledge and Innovation Director
tgerdes@offitkurman.com | 410.209.6421

Tony Gerdes guides Offit Kurman’s Learning and Development Department.  A skillful educator with over 15 years of experience, Tony is responsible for creating training content, marketing new initiatives and rollouts, and delivering technology training and professional growth opportunities. He also administers the firm’s learning management system, Offit Kurman University.  In addition, Tony serves as a Contributing Member of LTC4 (the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition).

Desiree Gareau

Legal Operations

John Raftery

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Managing Principal, Legal Operations
jraftery@offitkurman.com | 240.507.1702

Mr. Raftery serves as a Regional Practice Group Director and is a member of the firm's management committee. Mr. Raftery’s practice focuses on real-estate litigation, contractual disputes, and representation of managers and owners of residential and commercial real estate, including negotiating and drafting management and vendor agreements, leases, tenant-workout agreements, and policies and procedures for residential fair-housing compliance. Mr. Raftery handles all types of real-estate disputes and litigation in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Raftery is known as an industry leader in litigating commercial and construction claims, mold and pest-infestation claims, business torts, and defense of discrimination (Fair Housing Act and employment related) claims.

Sherry Jones
Linda Ostovitz

Marketing

Regional Directors

John Brunnett

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Regional Director
jbrunnett@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0392

John Brunnett is an accomplished manager with over 15 years of experience in finance and business operations management. John received his MBA from Loyola University in Maryland and continues to share his business experiences as the Regional Director of the Baltimore region offices. He is responsible for leading and managing attorneys in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy, Business Transactions, Commercial and Business Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Government Contracts, and Labor and Employment Law. His primary responsibilities include overseeing administrative functions, creating business development initiatives, measuring annual performance versus budget objectives, and ensuring compliance with the firms established policies and procedures.

 

Joe Crossney
Kim DePuy
John DePrince