OFFIT KURMAN ENHANCES BANKING AND FINANCE SERVICES WITH ADDITION OF ATTORNEY BRYAN PELINO Maple Lawn, MD | September 15, 2011 – Offit Kurman is pleased to announced that Bryan J. Pelino has joined the firm’s Business and Real Esatate Practice Group.

“We are excited to bring Bryan Pelino on board as Offit Kurman continues to expand,” commented Mike Mercurio, Chair of the firm’s Business and Real Estate Practice Group. He will certainly enhance the firm’s reputation to being able to serve mid market financial institutions.”

A graduate of Mt. St Mary’s College, Mr. Pelino received his JD in 2002 and started immediately in commercial finance. He is a skilled transactional attorney with extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in secured financing. Focusing primarily on documenting, negotiating and resolving commercial finance matters, Mr. Pelino counsels clients in asset-based and real estate financing including acquisition, development, construction, and term financing as well as working capital, receivables, and borrowing base lines of credit.

“I welcome the opportunity to continue and expand my growing commercial finance practice in a dynamic law firm that can also service the multi-faceted needs of my clients.” Pelino explained. It’s a perfect fit, and I am honored to be part of its team of esteemed attorneys.”

Mr. Pelino has been a member of the Maryland State Bar since December 2002. A member of the Mount Airy Streets and Roads commission since 2005, Mr. Pelino serves as acting Vice Chair and Chair. Midway between Baltimore and Washington, Mr. Pelino will be based out of the firm’s Maple Lawn, MD office. ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With offices serving Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Wilmington, we are well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help them to maximize and protect their business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ trust and confidence by remaining focused on their objectives to help them achieve their goals.

Steve Kozak Director of Marketing Offit Kurman 8171 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 200 Maple Lawn, MD 20759 443.738.1573