Publication

5th Annual Brooks’ Bears Hosted by Offit Kurman Attorney Sandra "Sandy" Brooks Brings in 100 Bears

For Immediate Release

Bethesda, MD | December 23, 2019

Sandra Brooks hosted the 5th annual Brooks’ Bears at Build-A-Bear in Bethesda.

Offit Kurman Family Law attorney Sandra “Sandy” Brooks, along with her husband and three children, hosted the 5th annual Brooks’ Bears at Build-A-Bear in Bethesda. Friends, family, and colleagues were invited, along with their eager children, to build bears for Dr. Bear’s Closet at Children’s National Hospital. The Closet is stocked with toys for the children, going through treatment, as well as their siblings.  They provide comfort and pleasure during a difficult time.

“This event is really special to my family as we’ve seen the positive effect the bears have on the children admitted to spend a night in the hospital,” Ms. Brooks said.  “While a small gesture, the impact is huge, and we are so grateful that the event grows larger each year.”

At the end of the event last year Ms. Brooks made a promise that they would bring in 100 bears in 2019. They met their goal. Children were not the only ones building bears at the event.  “My daughter had a great time helping ‘empty nester’ colleagues build and pick out outfits for their bears,” said Ms. Brooks. Before the bears are boxed they are given a name, birth certificate, and inserted with a plush red heart, and a wish, from the builder.  Not only do the children at the hospital benefit, but the ones creating the bears learn the lesson of giving.

The bears have been dropped off at Children’s Hospital and are waiting for their new forever homes.

ABOUT SANDRA BROOKS

sbrooks@offitkurman.com | 240.507.1716

As a family law attorney, Sandra "Sandy" Brooks’ practice focuses on a wide range of aspects in regards to family law. She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, family mediation, spousal and child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits. Other matters that fall under her jurisdiction as a family law attorney include tax consequences of divorce, mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and drafting of separation agreements, domestic litigation, and post-judgment proceedings.

Ms. Brooks handles cases throughout all counties in Maryland.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we focus on furthering our clients’ objectives and provide timely services and within budget, all while focusing on the clients’ interests and goals.

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the United States. With over 230 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well-positioned to meet dynamic businesses' needs, as well as the needs of the people who own and operate them. We also provide representation of individuals and families in diverse matters ranging from estate planning and asset protection to intellectual property structuring and entrepreneurial start-ups. Our International Group provides clients with a broad range of services for transactions and dispute representation for clients worldwide, including Europe, Canada, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

At Offit Kurman, we distinguish ourselves by the quality, breadth, and global reach of our legal services — as well as our unique operational structure, which encourages a culture of collaboration and entrepreneurialism. The same approach that makes our firm attractive to legal practitioners interested in representing clients in the middle market, also gives clients access to experienced counsel in almost every area of the law and in many jurisdictions in the U.S. and abroad

Subscribe and follow us on our Blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn. You can also sign up to receive LawMatters, Offit Kurman’s monthly newsletter covering a diverse selection of legal and corporate thought leadership content.

DELAWARE | MARYLAND | NEW JERSEY | NEW YORK | NORTH CAROLINA | PENNSYLVANIA |SOUTH CAROLINA | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON, DC