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SmartCEO Announces the Offit Kurman 2014 Power Players Awards Finalists for Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C

SmartCEO has announced the Offit Kurman 2014 Power Player Awards finalist for the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas. These individuals represent the best in their region and are the impact players that CEO’s can count on to help them grow their business. The selection consist of accountants, attorneys and bankers. Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the following attorneys from our firm have made the list.

PHILADELPHIA

Neil A. Morris, Principal and Chair of the Philadelphia Labor and Employment practice group Philadelphia Labor and Employment Attorneynmorris@offitkurman.com267.338.1383 Neil Morris has passionately represented employers for the last 25 years. Mr. Morris specializes in the areas of labor and employment, municipal labor law, employment discrimination, defamation and business litigation. Mr. Morris has served as Special/Labor Counsel for more than 35 Pennsylvania Townships and Boroughs, the County of Bucks and many private employers. He is often brought into municipalities to handle “crisis” situations involving employees and/or management.

 

 

BALTIMORE

Diane S. Kotkin, Principal- Estate Planning and Trust Administration Diane S Kotkin HeadshotAs an estate planning attorney, Diane S. Kotkin concentrates her law practice in the areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration. Ms. Kotkin has represented several personal representatives and trustees in all phases of the trust and estate administration process. These processes include the preparation of complex estate and fiduciary tax returns and the use of disclaimers and complicated post-mortem tax planning. She also provides comprehensive estate planning by adeptly tailoring individual estate plans to ease the transmission of personal wealth and to achieve personal and philanthropic goals.

 

 

Harold M. “Hal” Walter, Principal-Business Litigation Commercial Litigation Attorney Harold M. WalterHarold “Hal” Walter is a Principal Attorney in the Business Litigation Practice Group, and also works as an intellectual property (IP) litigation attorney. Mr. Walter’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation including product liability, toxic tort, and a wide variety of commercial and business litigation.

 

 

Washington D.C

Jonathan R. Wachs, Principal- Intellectual Property Jon Wachs websiteJonathan 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. Sandra A. Brooks, Associate- Family Law DOMAAs a family law attorney, Sandra Brooks’ practice focuses on a wide range of aspects in regards to family law. She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, family mediation, spousal and child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits. Other matters that fall under her jurisdiction as a family law attorney include tax consequences of divorce, mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and drafting of separation agreements, domestic litigation, and post-judgment proceedings. This year’s finalists will be profiled in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Grand Historic Venue, where the winners will be announced live. Awards will be presented to accountants, attorneys and bankers that have made an outstanding impact on their clients’ businesses.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law is a dynamic legal services provider assisting clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Our firm is well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them.

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