Bethesda attorney Jack Garson and three of his firm’s lawyers will join Offit Kurman and begin doing business under the firm’s name on Nov. 1.
Garson, president of Garson Law, along with Mark Jewell, Brian Hundertmark and Taylor Hicks, will join Offit Kurman’s offices in Bethesda. Garson and his team will continue to work with Garson Law’s current clients, said Ted Offit, co-founder and CEO of Offit Kurman.
The decision to join Offit Kurman, which is based in Baltimore and has offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region, comes 10 years after Garson turned down an offer from the firm when it expanded to Bethesda, Offit said.
“I used to say, ‘I’ll give up my law firm when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.’ That was before I truly considered Ted’s offer,” Garson said in an Offit Kurman news release. “Joining Offit Kurman allows me to focus on what I do best, which is devote myself to practicing law and helping clients achieve their needs.”
Garson has had a long-time business relationship and friendship with Offit, according to the release, which added that Garson Law specializes in complex real estate and construction transactions. Offit Kurman already represents clients in these areas, but Offit said the new affiliation will add “significant depth and balance” to the firm’s practice.
Offit said that his firm has experience in acquiring other firms and that he wants to make sure Garson and his team’s services continue uninterrupted through the switch.
“We’ve been doing this about a dozen years, growing and having lawyers join,” Offit said. “Obviously, it’s important to continue (Garson’s) practice, and that’s why we wanted four members of Jack’s team to join him so we can provide continuous client service. Our job is to integrate Jack into Offit Kurman by introducing him to lawyers in our other markets.”