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Offit Kurman Names Four New Practice Group Leaders


Maple Lawn, MD | October 29, 2018 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Practice Group Leaders tasked with providing legal leadership, management, marketing, and client satisfaction strategies within their respective practice groups.

The firm has selected William “Billy” Cannon (Landlord Representation), Ted Semaya (Commercial Litigation North) and Greg Grissett (Intellectual Property) to lead their respective practice groups moving forward.

In the midst of a significant period of expansion, Offit Kurman’s practice groups play an essential role in meeting the firm’s evolving needs and implementing its growth strategy. The firm’s growth already necessitated a wave of Practice Group Leader promotions earlier in 2018, when Offit Kurman split its Family Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups into North and South groups, reflecting the firm’s expanding geographic footprint.

At the same time, growth has also brought many new attorneys with remarkable leadership abilities to the firm. Messrs. Semaya and Grissett all joined Offit Kurman this year. According to Offit Kurman Management Committee member and Practice Management Principal John Raftery, these three attorneys—as well as Mr. Cannon, who joined the firm as an associate in 2011—have each demonstrated the vision to manage the firm’s continuing regional growth.

“Our firm is fortunate to have a great many attorneys who are willing and qualified to take on the responsibility of practice group leadership,” Mr. Raftery said. “Selecting practice group leaders is never easy, and we want to ensure every outstanding attorney gets an opportunity to lead. The firm wishes to express its sincere thanks and appreciation to each former practice group leader completing their service in this role. Please join us in congratulating all of the new practice group leaders on their appointment and in wishing them every success.”

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