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Richard L. Wasserman Joins Offit Kurman in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD | December 18, 2017 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that Richard L. Wasserman has joined the firm’s office in Baltimore. Widely recognized as a preeminent bankruptcy attorney, Mr. Wasserman has been involved in numerous, newsworthy court cases, and has earned distinctions such as the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland’s Exceptional Service Award and designation as The Best Lawyers in America’s "Lawyer of the Year" (Baltimore Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2014).

Formerly a senior partner in Venable's bankruptcy and creditors' rights group, Mr. Wasserman focuses his practice on bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related litigation, creditors' rights, secured transactions, workouts, reorganizations, restructurings, and other related matters.

His clients have included real estate and mortgage securities companies, financial institutions, telecommunication companies, health care organizations, hospitality providers, retail companies, and technology companies. In addition to his experience as counsel, he has served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee, a court-appointed Examiner, and a mediator in bankruptcy adversary proceedings and claims resolution proceedings. He also advises corporate boards on reorganization and restructuring alternatives.

A graduate of Princeton and Columbia Law School, Mr. Wasserman has proved himself to be a committed member and leader of the legal community in the Mid-Atlantic region. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, where he also serves as Treasurer. He is also a Fellow and Fourth Circuit Regent in the American College of Bankruptcy, and a member of ADR Maryland. Additionally, he has held leadership positions in the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland, the Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, the ABA Electronic Discovery (ESI) in Bankruptcy Working Group (now Subcommittee), and many other associations, committees, and organizations.

A sought-after lecturer on bankruptcy and related matters, Mr. Wasserman has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers.


“Dick Wasserman is among the best of the best,” said Offit Kurman CEO Theodore “Ted” Offit. “Very few bankruptcy attorneys possess experience, knowledge, or merits comparable to his. We are honored that he has chosen to affiliate his practice with Offit Kurman and bring even greater prominence to our exemplary bankruptcy group here at the firm.”

To get in touch with Dick Wasserman, please visit his attorney page. More information about Offit Kurman’s comprehensive legal services can be found here. For details and directions to Offit Kurman’s office in Baltimore, click here.


Also see Richard Wasserman Featured in the Baltimore Business Journal


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