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

Ted Offit Headshot 1-SmallTheodore Offit

Chairman, CEO, & CFO
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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.

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Maurice Offit
Principal and Co-Founder 
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Maurice Offit is an estate planning attorney, co-founder of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Offit counsels a large number of clients who share an interest in minimizing estate taxes and maximizing asset protection from the claims of creditors.


Howard Kurman Headshot 1-SmallHoward Kurman
Principal and Co-Founder 
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Howard K. Kurman is an employment attorney, co-founder of Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law, chair of Offit Kurman's Labor & Employment Practice Group and a member of the Firm's management committee. 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 is also a member of Offit Kurman's Diversity Committee.

Timothy Lynch Headshot 1-smallTimothy Lynch
Managing Principal
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Timothy Lynch is a litigation attorney and a member of the firm's management committee responsible for the management of all legal affairs of the firm. Mr. 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.

John Raftery Headshot 1- SmallJohn Raftery
Associate Managing Principal
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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.

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Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President 
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An executive manager with BSE, MEAd, and MBA degrees with 30 years of experience in engineering, project, and executive level management in professional service organizations. Aaron is responsible for all of the administrative functions in the law firm and he is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Advisory Board.

Administrative Management

Robert Skinner- SmallRobert Skinner
Chief Administrative Officer
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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.

Steve Hyatt- SmallSteve Hyatt
Chief Human Resources Officer
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As the Chief Human Resources Officer, Steve is responsible for HR Management, recruiting, benefits, as well as participating in professional development initiatives. Steve is also a member of Offit Kurman's Diversity Committee.

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Director of Marketing
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An executive manager with ME, IE and MBA degrees with 20+ years of executive level management experience leading specialized teams in all functions of company management. As Director of Marketing at Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law, Bryan is responsible for overall firm Marketing,

Jim Ries-SmallJim Ries
Director of Business Development 
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Throughout his career, Jim Ries has grown an extensive network of experts, thought leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. As Director of Business Development at Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law, Jim increases the firm’s visibility, reach, and value by developing and managing educational outreach programs designed specifically to support this extensive network at every stage of their business and personal lives, including families who wish to protect and pass on their wealth. Additionally, Jim provides business development guidance to individual attorneys, as well as identifies and develops strategic partnerships and market opportunities. Jim also shares insights on emerging market, business, competitor and consumer trends to enable Offit Kurman to continually deliver on its commitment to being the perfect legal partner.

John Brunnett-SmallJohn Brunnett
Regional Director
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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- SmallJoe Crossney
Regional Director
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Joe has 30 + years experience, at executive level with a large telecommunications company. As the Regional Director, Joe is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Bethesda office, including all attorneys, paralegals, Legal Administrative Assistants and Document Management Specialists, as well as the office receptionist.

Kim DePuy
Regional Director
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Kim DePuy is an Operations Management professional, with 15 years of relevant experience in varied roles and industries. Kim received her undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  As Regional Director for the New York region, Kim will be responsible for supervising of all of the administrative staff in the region, working with the attorneys and paralegals in the region to achieve their production goals.

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John DePrince
Regional Director
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John is a business management professional with 20+ years of experience in fitness and healthcare. John received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Drexel University. As Regional Director for the Philadelphia region, John is responsible for managing the administrative staff, working with the attorneys and paralegals to ensure compliance with firm policies and helping them to meet or exceed their budgeted goals.

Josh Quinter
Regional Practice Group Director
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Josh Quinter is a commercial litigation and business planning lawyer with a focus on construction law. Mr. Quinter actively works with his clients in the areas of business planning, contract negotiation and project consulting, risk management and dispute resolution, and litigation. His client service and professionalism have earned him the distinction of being named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, a Lawyer on the Fast Track, and a Rising Star.

Jeff Webster-SmallJeff Webster
Director of Procurement, Facilities and Vendor Management
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An executive manager with BA and MBA degrees and 20 years of executive level management experience. A highly capable professional with easily transferable and broad experience in operations management, sales, marketing and customer relations. Jeff oversees all functions related to facility management, procurement of resources and vendor relations.

Shirelle Dixon-SmallShirelle Dixon
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An executive manager with over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. As the Controller, Shirelle is responsible for the day-to-day accounting and finance operations in the law firm. In addition she partners with the Management Committee to enhance and better integrate accounting and finance policies and procedures throughout the firm.

Neeraj Aggarwal
Director of Financial Operations
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Neeraj Aggarwal manages key accounting functions such as accounting, billing, credit & collections, client engagement, and payroll. He has over 20 years of financial analysis and management experience. Prior to joining, Offit Kurman Neeraj was the CFO for an Am Law 100 law firm.

Carlos Pardilla
Client Value Manager
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Carlos has several years of experience managing billing and collections function at large law firm. Carlos brings with him the experience of successfully developing and managing the client value function at his prior firms..

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Client Relations & Payroll Manager
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A diligent professional with an MS degree in Conflict Management and administrative and managerial experience in the fields of higher education and law. Lisa is responsible for the client intake and payroll functions of the Firm.

Toni Hannon-SmallToni Hannon
Billing Systems Manager
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An experienced professional with over 25 years of law firm billing experience. Toni is responsible for managing the billing processes and procedures at Offit Kurman, to ensure a timely flow of work product.

Edward Synder-SmallEdward Snyder
Financial Reporting
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A financial professional with BA degrees in Accounting and Financial Business Administration with over 15 years of law firm related experience. Edward is Microsoft Certified in Excel and Access, providing him the ability to extract, analyze and report data in a meaningful way for all departments of the Firm.

Sherry Jones Headshot 1-SmallSherry Jones
Employee Engagement Manager and Compliance Manager
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As Employee Engagement Manager, Sherry is the point of contact for all new hires and manages the orientation program. She is invested in the personal success of every Offit Kurman employee and maintains strong relationships with the staff in every office to ensure their continued success at the firm. As Compliance Manager, Sherry works with firm management to create and implement policies and procedures for the firm’s business operations. She is a trusted resource for Offit Kurman employees.

Leigh Novack Headshot 1-SmallLeigh Novack
Recruitment Director
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Leigh has nearly twenty years of legal recruitment experience throughout the US. She is responsible for identifying and hiring talented individuals to join Offit Kurman. She oversees the attorney recruitment for all offices and manages the recruitment team. Leigh is also a member of Offit Kurman's Diversity Committee.

Karla States
Human Resources Business Partner South
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Karla has eight years of recruiting and human resources experience in a variety of industries, including staffing, healthcare, technology, and legal. In addition to varied industry experience, she has worked to find top talent for positions ranging from administrative and support roles, to senior leadership positions, to corporate legal resources. With Offit Kurman, Karla’s focus is on non-attorney legal recruiting across all offices and all functions within the firm.

Charlotte Gillespie
Recruitment Manager
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Charlotte has four years of recruiting experience, with both a large recruiting firm and in-house with a large healthcare technology company. Before Offit Kurman, she was performing full-cycle recruitment for a publicly-traded company and its four subsidiary companies for a variety of positions with a focus on legal as well as marketing, human resources, accounting & finance, and operations.

Diana (“Dee”) Casciello
Regional Employee Engagement Manager
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Diana (“Dee”) Casciello, throughout her 40-year legal tenure, has split her experience between two Manhattan-based law firms. As Regional Employee Engagement Manager, Dee is the key contact for onboarding new hires in the Northeast Region and establishes close relationships with all employees. Dee thrives on helping every Offit Kurman employee succeed in their day-to-day, as well as their legal careers. Dee also works with Firm Management in reviewing and implementing policies and procedures relevant to the continued success and growth of the firm.

Kelly Leiras
Benefits & Compliance Manager
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Kelly is an experienced professional who brings a successful administrative, benefits and internal customer-first management background to the Firm. She is responsible for the firm’s benefits functions, which include benefits administration, directing and planning the day-to-day operations of group benefits programs (group health, dental, flexible spending plan, and 401(k) plans.

Tony Gerdes
Knowledge and Innovation Director
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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
E-Learning Development Manager
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Desiree is an experienced Instructional Designer with a demonstrated history of creative work. Skilled in various design programs, system management, and storytelling, she holds two certifications through the Association for Talent Development. Desiree is a content designer who enjoys building effective microlearning to support the business. Previously versed in the retail and banking worlds, she is excited to focus on legal as a new area of expertise.

Jonathan Talbot
Director of Information Technology
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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
Information Technology Manager
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As Information Technology Manager, Greg is responsible for the projects, planning, and daily operations and support of the Firm’s technology. He has over 19 years of information technology and leadership experience, including his time in the financial, marketing, and pharmaceutical industries. Greg has a BA in Network and Communication Management and a diploma in Network Engineering Technology, as well as several IT and management related certifications.