Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine Names Jonathan Wachs and Brian Rosenberg 2015 CPA & ESQ Award Winners

For Immediate Release Baltimore, MD | May 14, 2015 Offit Kurman attorneys Jonathan R. Wachs and Brian C. Rosenberg have been named 2015 CPA & ESQ Award winners by Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine. Presented annually, the CPA & ESQ Awards program honors Baltimore’s “most enterprising accountants and attorneys for their leadership, accomplishment, innovation and success.” The full slate of winners will be announced at a lunch reception at Grand Historic Venue on June 2nd. In addition, Baltimore SmartCEO will profile Mr. Rosenberg, Mr. Wachs, and their fellow honorees in the magazine’s May/June issue. Comprised of dozens of top-performing attorneys and accountants, Baltimore’s CPA & ESQ Award honorees represent the finest talent in the region. A committee of local business leaders selects finalists from a pool of independent nominees. Winners are judged by their impact on clients’ business growth, and chosen based on their extraordinary contributions to clients’ bottom lines. “Jon and I are honored to receive this award,” said Mr. Rosenberg. “The competition this year was tough, and I congratulate my fellow winners, finalists, and nominees. They truly are the best and the brightest in Baltimore.” “This is as much a distinction for as it is a reflection of everything the firm offers,” added Mr. Wachs. “At Offit Kurman, we take our commitment to serving as business advisors very seriously. Our client relationships are built on trust as well as our ability to deliver dynamic, growth-focused legal expertise. I see this award as an indication that we are delivering on that commitment.” Mr. Wachs was previously named one of the SmartCEO 2010 Legal Elite for Baltimore and Washington as one of the “go-to attorneys” in the areas of intellectual property law, business transactions, and real estate law, based on a poll of the magazine’s readers. He also heads Offit Kurman’s intellectual property practice group. Mr. Rosenberg serves as chair of the firm’s banking and finance practice group. More information about this year’s Baltimore CPA & ESQ Award honorees, along with details about the reception on June 2nd, can be found here.  


Jonathan R. Wachs Jonathan Wachs provides strategic counseling and operational advice to clients in the areas of intellectual property, commercial transactions and outsourced legal departments. As head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, Mr. Wachs works closely with clients to develop, register, analyze, enforce, and transfer intellectual property assets in a customized, cost-efficient, and highly effective manner. Additionally, he conducts intellectual property audits through which clients learn the nature and value of their intellectual property assets and the steps needed to protect such assets from misappropriation or dilution. As a business lawyer, he has successfully negotiated and completed several multimillion dollar business transactions and has served as general counsel to several small and midsize businesses and organizations in various industries and professions.

ABOUT Brian Rosenberg

Banking And Financial Law Attorney Brian C. Rosenberg Brian Rosenberg serves as Chair of the Banking and Finance Practice Group and primarily counsels clients with respect to real estate matters, including acquisitions, finance and development matters, and also assists financial institutions in connection with all aspects of commercial lending, with a particular focus on loan transactions secured by real property. In addition, Mr. Rosenberg serves as local Maryland counsel to lenders and real estate owners in multi-state transactions, and has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating attorney opinion letters in loan transactions.