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Offit Kurman Names Five Principals to Practice Group Leader Roles
Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the appointment of five new practice group leaders.
Brian Dorwin, Chair, Landlord Representation
Brian Dorwin focuses his practice on real estate law, including residential and commercial landlord-tenant litigation, Fair Housing Act compliance and regulatory compliance. He has experience in complex construction litigation, discrimination defense, commercial and residential lease-ups, and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to civil litigation, Mr. Dorwin also regularly assists owners of commercial and residential properties in administrative litigation at the DC Office of Administrative Hearings.
C. Lawrence “Larry” Holmes, Chair, Commercial Litigation North
Larry Holmes principally represents finance lease companies and other institutional clients. His previous work has included pivotal cases that have impacted Pennsylvania law governing Finance Leases and Insurance. He has successfully argued appeals before both the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and has represented clients in numerous trial courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and as pro hac vice counsel in many other jurisdictions. Mr. Holmes also speaks regularly on legal and ethical issues in Continuing Legal Education courses. Additionally, Mr. Holmes holds elective office as the President of the Board of Commissioners of Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, serving his fifth term as a Commissioner of the Sixth Ward.
Elizabeth “Libby” Johnstone James, Chair, Family Law South
Libby James focuses her family law practice on alimony, post-separation support, equitable distribution, separation agreements, premarital agreements, child support, child custody, contempt motions, qualified domestic relations orders, name changes and domestic violence protective orders and appeals. She is a fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is certified as a family law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and as a Parent Coordinator for the Cooperative Parenting Institute.
Thomas “Tom” J. Major, Chair, Business Law & Transactions – General Corporate
Tom Major counsels corporate clients, working with them to accelerate growth by removing and reducing legal friction. He serves as outside general counsel to clients in the real estate industry, handling all phases of their development, from acquisition through expansion to management. His client advocacy is backed by deep experience in all phases of litigation, including at the appellate level and as a first-chair trial attorney. Mr. Major’s corporate clients turn to him for pragmatic advice to protect and enhance their businesses’ success.
Greg Sutton, Chair, Business Law & Transactions – Mergers & Acquisitions
Greg Sutton manages a large and diverse corporate and transactional practice, with specific expertise in M&A, securities offerings, venture capital financings, and emerging growth company representations. He represents clients of all sizes throughout the growth cycle, from the formation and financings of new companies to exit events, including sale transactions and initial public offerings, all across a wide range of industries and market segments. Mr. Sutton also serves as outside general counsel for many of his clients, advising management teams on a wide range of legal issues in a practical, business-oriented manner.
Offit Kurman would like to also recognize the outgoing practice group chairs for their commitment and dedication to their groups – Wojciech ‘Voytek’ Jackowski (Commercial Litigation North) and Mitchell Kelling (Family Law South).
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