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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Business owners and consumers alike are excited to start the process of reopening local businesses. As we work our way back to normalcy, it is important to consider the risk associated with going back to work. Join host Jim Ries of Offit Kurman with Panelists Russell Berger and Jimmy Dyches as we discuss how you can prepare your business for what lies ahead.

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Russell Berger headshot 1 | 410.209.6449

As an accomplished labor and employment attorney and Practice Group Director, Mr. Berger provides business counsel to employers on employee matters and is well-versed in litigating in both state and federal courts. Russell Berger is the trusted legal counsel every business owner needs to feel confident in their decision-making and secure with their assets. As a Practice Group Director at Offit Kurman, Mr. Berger has direct experience with managing other managers, which he draws from in advising his clients. He is a pragmatic problem-solver that works efficiently and tirelessly to present his clients the best possible solutions to their most complicated issues. He represents employers, businesses, and professionals in employment disputes across the nation.


Jim Ries-Small | 410.209.6455

Offit Kurman is a full-service law firm with over 225 attorneys focused on representing privately held businesses. With deep experience and knowledge dealing with the issues that business owners are regularly faced with, we bring value to every relationship. As Director of Business Development, Jim Ries drives revenue growth for Offit Kurman by helping business leaders and families of wealth address some their most difficult challenges. He also identifies and develops strategic partnerships and market opportunities. Jim has access to a deep network of attorneys in every practice area, and he is able to connect his clients to the right attorney who can resolve their legal disputes and protect their assets. Jim is a master networker, and his high-level connections call him for solutions when they don't know who to call. Let Jim be your Google.


WSMT Insurance Company Associate Head Shots photographed by Maryland based Commercial photographer Robin Sommer of MidAtlantic Photographic LLC | 443.787.4022

As a Commercial Insurance Advisor at WSMT Insurance, Jimmy strongly believes that insurance is only one part of a strong risk management program. To that end, Jimmy partners closely with his clients to develop a risk management program that incorporate both insurance and non-insurance solutions to address the unique exposures that each business faces


Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.