News: Press Release

Offit Kurman Names New Practice Group Leaders and Practice Group Directors for 2019

For Immediate Release 

Maple Lawn, MD | January 9, 2019 Offit Kurman is pleased to announce the appointment of several new Practice Group Leaders and Practice Group Directors. The changes in leadership and management result from Offit Kurman’s recent expansions and prepare the firm for continued growth in 2019 [Read Here].

The new position of Practice Group Director designates individuals who oversee and manage resources for the firm’s practice groups. Offit Kurman has selected attorneys Linda Ostovitz, Douglas Kay, Russell Berger, and Edward Bloom as Practice Group Directors. Each Practice Group Director is in charge of a grouping of practice groups.

Every practice group will continue to have its own Practice Group Leader, who will now report to the corresponding Practice Group Director. Practice Group Leaders are tasked with providing legal leadership, management, marketing, and client satisfaction strategies within their respective practice groups.

New Practice Group Leaders include Ian P. Bartman (Commercial Litigation – South), Zachary C. Glaser (Labor and Employment) and Catherine H. McQueen (Family Law – South).

“Offit Kurman is fortunate to have so many extraordinary leaders among our ranks,” said John Raftery, Offit Kurman Management Committee member and Associate Managing Principal. “In choosing attorneys to oversee our practice groups, the Management Committee strives to select those who can ensure the success of our strategic vision while giving each and every capable individual a chance to lead. Please join us in congratulating our new Practice Group Leaders and Practice Group Directors on their appointment.”


More information about each Practice Group Director and Practice Group Leader’s roles and responsibilities can be found below. An asterisk (*) identifies an individual new to the position.


Practice Group Director for Construction, Insurance Recovery, and Labor and Employment: Russell B. Berger*

  • Labor and Employment: Zachary Glaser*


Practice Group Director for Business Law and Transactions, Real Estate, Financial Institutions (with Health Care), and Government Contracting: Edward A. Bloom*

  • Business Law and Transactions: Glenn D. Solomon


Practice Group Director for Family Law, Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy, and Landlord Representation: Linda S. Ostovitz*

  • Family Law: Catherine H. McQueen* (South)
  • Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy: James M. Hoffman
  • Landlord Representation: William P. Cannon, III.


Practice Group Director for Commercial Litigation, Estates and Trusts, and Intellectual Property: Douglas Kay*

  • Commercial Litigation: Ted Semaya (North) and Ian P. Bartman* (South)
  • Intellectual Property: Gregory Grissett


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Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With over 185 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our twelve offices serve individual and corporate clients along the I95 corridor in the Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City regions. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.

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