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Richard Wasserman, et. al. | Offit Kurman

richard-wasserman-headshot-3-683x1024Richard Wasserman of Offit Kurman was named a Lawyer of the Year in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America rankings and joined 13 other Maryland-based attorneys from the firm who were recognized.

Wasserman, who works in the firm’s Baltimore office, received the honor in the category of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law.

Wasserman, who has been recognized by Best Lawyers since its 1995 edition, focuses his practice in matters involving bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related litigation, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, workouts, reorganizations, and restructurings. He has extensive experience representing clients in major business, commercial and real estate bankruptcy, workout and reorganization matters, and has also served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee, as a court-appointed Examiner and as a mediator in bankruptcy adversary proceedings and claims resolution proceedings. He is a member of ADR Maryland and is available to mediate complex bankruptcy, business, and commercial dispute matters. Wasserman has been honored by being selected as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy.

Other Maryland-based attorneys recognized were:

  • Alex M. Allman, Baltimore office: Family law and family law mediation. Allman focuses his practice in the areas of family law and civil litigation. He has been involved in handling all aspects of domestic or family law cases, including divorce, property distribution, child custody, child support and alimony, as well as a broad range of complex commercial and civil litigation.
  • Edward A. Bloom, Bethesda: Real estate law. Bloom practices real estate and transactional law and his practice is primarily concentrated on real estate development, real estate litigation, real estate workouts, real estate and corporate lending, leasing, licensing, corporate and transactional matters. He has more than 30 years of experience on all types of real estate and corporate matters.
  • Sandra A. Brooks, Bethesda: Family law and family law arbitration. Also recognized in 2015 and 2018, Brooks’ practice focuses on a wide range of aspects in regards to family law. She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, family mediation, spousal and child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits.
  • Sara M. Donohue, Bethesda: Family law. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010 and working as a family law attorney for over twenty-five years, Donohue has practiced in the field of domestic law in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her practice includes working on complex divorce and custody matters. In addition to handling matrimonial matters in the traditional negotiation and litigation modes, she has been trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of Collaborative Divorce Association Inc.
  • Cheryl L. Hepfer, Bethesda: Recognized in Best Lawyers since 1995, Hepfer is a highly-regarded attorney who has practiced family law for more than 40 years. She is past president of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. Her practice consists primarily of domestic litigation involving significant assets and business interests.
  • James M. Hoffman, Bethesda. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013, Hoffman focuses his practice in the areas of representing various business types, particularly closely held businesses. He also has a broad base of experience representing creditors, trustees and debtors in bankruptcy cases and litigation. Hoffman has represented seven different Chapter 7 trustees, and several Chapter 11 trustees and receivers.
  • Joyce A. Kuhns, Baltimore: Bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law; and litigation – bankruptcy. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007, whether representing debtors, creditors, creditors committees or equity committees, trustees or regulators, Kuhns’ understanding of the complexities of financial and business structures and her skill with in court and out-of-court resolutions enables her to provide critical strategic advice from the boardroom to the courtroom and to a broad spectrum of clients including buyers and sellers of distressed assets and debts as well as directors and officers of companies in crisis.
  • Howard K. Kurman, Baltimore: Employment law – management. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2015, the co-founder of Offit Kurman is a member of the firm’s management committee.
  • Timothy C. Lynch, Baltimore: Commercial litigation and litigation – real estate. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013, Lynch is a litigation attorney and a member of the firm’s management committee responsible for the management of all legal affairs of the firm. Lynch’s practice is focused on complex civil litigation matters as well as acting as outside general counsel to many owner managed businesses and entrepreneurs on a wide array of business issues. In addition, he serves as a corporate advisor to senior level executives, physicians and professional athletes throughout the United States.
  • Catherine H. McQueen, Bethesda: Family law. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2018, McQueen has a broad foundation of experience in a wide array of complex civil litigation and now focuses her practice on family law issues, including divorce, custody and visitation, child support, adoption, and guardianships. She guides clients through the often emotional path of divorce and custody litigation with a reasoned and practical approach.
  • Theodore A. “Ted” Offit, Maple Lawm. Business organizations (including LLCs partnerships. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013, Offit is a business lawyer and CEO of Offit Kurman, which he co-founded with his brother Maurice and Howard Kurman. He has served as lead counsel in merger and acquisition transactions for privately held companies, as well as general counsel for privately held businesses, families of significant wealth, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Ronald L. Ogens, Bethesda. Family law, family law mediation, and family law arbitration. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2008, Ogens’ practice as family law attorney is focused on the negotiation, settlement, and litigation of family law matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a past president of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an association of the nation’s top matrimonial lawyers from the 50 states who specialize in all issues relating to marriage and divorce.
  • Bryn H. Sherman, Bethesda. Real estate law. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013, Sherman’s practice focus as a bankruptcy attorney is on both civil litigation and real estate litigation, with a concentration in representing creditors rights in bankruptcy. She also represents commercial and residential landlords in all types of disputes, in addition to local and regional banks in all matters, including strategic loan documentation, foreclosures and workouts.
  • Richard L. Wasserman, Bethesda: Bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law, bet-the-company litigation, and litigation – bankruptcy. Recognized in Best Lawyers since 1995, Wasserman focuses his practice in matters involving bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related litigation, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, workouts, reorganizations, and restructurings. He has extensive experience representing clients in major business, commercial and real estate bankruptcy, workout and reorganization matters, and has also served as a Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee, as a court-appointed Examiner and as a mediator in bankruptcy adversary proceedings and claims resolution proceedings.

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