Offit Kurman Continues to Grow in Frederick MD

Welcomes Two More Attorneys to the Frederick Office

For Immediate Release Frederick, MD | June 10, 2015 Offit Kurman is pleased to welcome Tracie Clabaugh and Keith Schiszik to the firm. Ms. Clabaugh and Mr. Schiszik join the six attorneys based out of Offit Kurman’s offices at 50 Carroll Creek Way, Suite 340, in Frederick, Maryland. Ms. Clabaugh is a real estate, land use, and zoning attorney with ten years of experience at regional law practices. She is a Board Member and Chairperson of the Legislative Committee for the Frederick County Building Industry Association, and presents workshops related to starting a business with the Maryland Women’s Business Center. She assists developers, homebuilders, lenders, homeowners, and other real estate clients with a wide variety of transactions and land use and zoning matters such as contract negotiations and easement preparation. In May, she received the Associate Member of the Year award from the Frederick County Building Industry Association at the organization’s “Awards of Excellence” event. KeithSchiszik_loresMr. Schiszik focuses his practice on complex family law matters involving separation, divorce, and child custody. An accomplished mediator and litigator, he has earned distinctions from national and regional authorities for his skill in settling disputes in and out of the courtroom. Mr. Schiszik’s awards and honors include fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, designation as a Maryland Super Lawyer, an AV Preeminent® peer-reviewed rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and the 2011 Maryland State Bar Association Beverly Groner Award recognizing a “career of professional excellence.” Additionally, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed Mr. Schiszik to serve on the Maryland Commission to Study Child Custody Decision-Making to report to the Legislature on changes to make in the state’s custody laws. “Tracie and Keith’s accomplishments speak for themselves,” said Ted Offit, Offit Kurman co-founder and managing principal. “These two attorneys have made their careers putting the needs of their clients first, and they have the recognitions to prove it. They’ll fit in well with the rest of our consummate team in Frederick.” Ms. Clabaugh and Mr. Schiszik will practice alongside Frederick attorneys  David Severn,Robert Kresslein, Ian Bartman, Diane Kotkin, and Seymour Stern, rounding out the location’s key practice areas: business law, real estate law and transactions, estate planning—and now, family law. To learn more about or to get in contact with any of Offit Kurman’s Frederick attorneys, visit our new attorneys search page. Directions and contact information for the Frederick office can be found here.


Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 100 attorneys in seven offices serving Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Northern Virginia, the firm is well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help them to maximize and protect their business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ trust and confidence by remaining focused on their objectives to help them achieve their goals.

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