Offit Kurman Names Frederick Attorneys Diane S. Kotkin and Ian P. Bartman New Practice Group Leaders

For Immediate Release 

Frederick, MD | March 13, 2019 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the appointment of several new Practice Group Leaders and Practice Group Directors. The changes in leadership and management result from Offit Kurman’s recent expansions and prepare the firm for continued growth in 2019 [Read Here].

The new position of Practice Group Director designates individuals who oversee and manage resources for the firm’s practice groups. Offit Kurman has selected attorneys Linda Ostovitz, Douglas Kay, Russell Berger, and Edward Bloom as Practice Group Directors. Each Practice Group Director is in charge of a grouping of practice groups.

Every practice group will continue to have its own Practice Group Leader, who will now report to the corresponding Practice Group Director. Practice Group Leaders are tasked with providing legal leadership, management, marketing, and client satisfaction strategies within their respective practice groups.

New Practice Group Leaders include Ian P. Bartman (Commercial Litigation – South), Zachary C. Glaser (Labor and Employment), Diane S. Kotkin (Estates and Trusts), and Catherine H. McQueen (Family Law – South).

“Offit Kurman is fortunate to have so many extraordinary leaders among our ranks,” said John Raftery, Offit Kurman Management Committee member and Associate Managing Principal. “In choosing attorneys to oversee our practice groups, the Management Committee strives to select those who can ensure the success of our strategic vision while giving each and every capable individual a chance to lead. Please join us in congratulating our new Practice Group Leaders and Practice Group Directors on their appointment.”

ABOUT DIANE KOTKIN | 240.772.5155

Diane S. Kotkin is an estate planning attorney and Chair of Offit Kurman’s Estate Planning Practice Group. As an experienced legal advisor, Ms. Kotkin assists clients in virtually all estate planning matters—including complex wills and trusts, probate procedures, tax return preparation, valuation of assets, and estate and trust accountings. Her clients have ranged from business owners and women professionals to individuals and families of wealth. From corporate fiduciaries to personal representatives and trustees, Ms. Kotkin’s clients rely on her to provide peace of mind and security for their organizations, their families, and themselves. Ms. Kotkin:

  • Specializes in complex trusts, wills and estate administration, tax planning, gifting programs, and estate tax controversies
  • Advises individuals and corporate fiduciaries on implementing wills and trusts, probate procedures, preparing tax returns, valuation of assets, and rendering estate and trust accountings
  • Represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in the estate administration process including probate and trust administration, preparation of estate tax returns and accountings, and overall estate administration matters
  • Minimizes or eliminates the need for court approval or intervention into her clients’ affairs should they pass away or become disabled
  • Tailors individual estate plans to ease the transmission of personal wealth and to achieve personal and philanthropic goals
  • Provides peace of mind and security for her clients and their families


Ian-Bartman-headshot-1-683x1024 | 240.772.5115

Ian P. Bartman is a business litigation attorney and Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group (South). Ian's practice involves commercial litigation matters, construction law, real estate litigation matters, land use and zoning matters, commercial landlord-tenant matters, and estate litigation matters.


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