Offit Kurman’s Jim Ries Joins BBB Board

For Immediate Release

October 4, 2019 | Baltimore, MD

Following a unanimous vote, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland welcomed Jim Ries to its Board of Directors.

Prior to the vote, which was held at the organization’s September 27th meeting of its Board of Directors, Ries participated in two in-depth interviews by the non-profit organization’s nominating committee. As Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law’s Director of Business Development, Ries brings a wealth of experience and skills to his new role including significant marketing-related resources, and an extensive professional network.

Jim Ries, Director of Business Development at Offit Kurman said, "I am proud to be a part of the BBB's Board of Directors, and I’m excited for the opportunity to help strengthen and grow the delivery of services to the BBB Accredited Businesses.”

The voluntary Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from BBB Accredited Businesses that operate in accordance with BBB's Code of Business Practices. Board members serve a single, three-year term, and are eligible to renew for a second term. BBB of Greater Maryland was founded in Baltimore in 1917. It was ranked the area’s 11th largest association according to the July 12, 2019 issue of the Baltimore Business Journal and is a 2018 and 2019 winner of The Daily Record’s Reader Rankings for Best Mediation Firm.

A complete list of Board members is available online or for more information, visit


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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.



Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing full-service law firms in the United States. With 14 offices in seven states, and the District of Columbia, and growing by 50% in two years through expansions in New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina, Offit Kurman is well-positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the individuals who own and operate them. For over 30 years, we’ve represented privately held companies and families of wealth throughout their business life cycles.

Whatever and wherever your industry, Offit Kurman is the better way to protect your business, preserve your family’s wealth, and resolve your most challenging legal conflicts. At Offit Kurman, we distinguish ourselves by the quality and breadth 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 also gives clients access to experienced counsel in every area of the law.

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