Ed Tolchin is a Principal at Offit Kurman, bringing decades of experience in business and administrative law, and representing technology companies and government contractors in all aspects of their business. Ed’s practice involves both transactional and litigation work, representing companies from start up to Fortune 500 status.
In the technology arena, Ed has assisted in disputes, licensing and business matters for clients ranging from software developers, hardware manufacturers, telecommunication providers and specialty technology producers. Ed’s interest in and knowledge of technology issues also has enabled him to assist clients involved in security and privacy disputes and compliance issues in the cyber arena. Ed has an active blockchain practice and has written and spoken regarding the legal perspectives of blockchain enterprise development and cryptocurrencies.
In government contracting matters, Ed represents prime and subcontractors in contract negotiation and formation matters and in disputes involving both government and commercial business issues. He has been involved in procurement cases before many of the federal and state boards of contract appeal, Government Accountability Office, Small Business Administration, United States Court of Federal Claims, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and federal and state courts across the United States.
His business litigation practice involves large and small matters in federal and state courts and before numerous arbitration panels. Many of Ed’s cases have involved complicated contractual disputes, real estate development matters, and entity control and acquisition questions.
Ed leverages his litigation knowledge and experience to provide unique value in advising his clients concerning business transactions and contractual matters. He works on deals ranging from small acquisitions to large mergers and drafts all types of contractual documents used in a wide range of businesses.
Ed has over 200 federal, state, and administrative decisions reported in the online databases, including many published federal and state court decisions.
Prior to joining Offit Kurman, Ed was a partner at a small law firm in northern Virginia for over twenty years.
Aside from his legal affiliations, Ed devotes his time to the community by serving with various nonprofit organizations, including his local synagogue where he has served as president and several local charities where he has served on the boards, including the local community Federation.
Ed speaks regularly on legal matters and has been interviewed on government contracting and technology issues for numerous national and trade publications.
- "The Federal Procurement Process, Recent Developments, Protests and Claims,” University of Maryland, Small Business Development Center, Webinar, Presenter, July 28, 2020
- "Challenges With Employees Working From Home: Wage and Hour Compliance and Security and Privacy Issues," TEPAN, Presenter, May 19, 2020