The law firm of Seymour B. Stern & Associates, founded by Mr. Stern who has been practicing law in Frederick since 1963, has joined the regional, Baltimore-based firm of Offit Kurman.
Offit Kurman is the fastest-growing law firm in the mid-Atlantic region with offices not only in Baltimore, but also in Bethesda, Owings Mills, Maple Lawn, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Vienna, Virginia; and Wilmington, Delaware and now in Frederick.
The announcement of the affiliation was made by Ted Offit, the Managing Principal of Offit Kurman, who stated: "We have long admired the Seymour B. Stern law firm and regarded Mr. Stern as one of the foremost attorneys of Frederick. His long association with the area's business community, his participation in numerous civic organizations, and his reputation for providing the highest level of ethical services convinced our management team that Mr. Stern would be an outstanding member of Offit Kurman. In addition, Frederick is a dynamic, fast-growing business community, attracting visionary entrepreneurs, who are making significant contributions to the economic well-being of Frederick. This a business center where we believe our combined services will prove valuable to business owners and individuals."
Mr. Stern added: "I grew up in Frederick, went to high school here, married and raised a family here. I've seen Frederick undergo significant changes over the last 60 years, and my practice has kept pace with those changes, providing legal services to old and new businesses alike. The firm will continue to service a diverse client base, including corporations, partnerships, banks, credit unions, non-profit organizations, family-owned business and individuals. We are committed to maintaining our strong relationships in the years ahead through effective legal representation and community services. As a member of the Frederick community, I have worked diligently to help it grow, while maintaining the highest possible civic standards. By joining Offit Kurman, I shall be able not only to continue the high level of services for which our firm has been known, but also to extend those services by providing a multiplicity of additional services in regions formerly beyond our reach. Altogether, the ensuing expansion of our legal services will be of real benefit to the business community of Frederick and beyond. I am also pleased that Karen L. Smith and Meaghan Eyler Delawter will be joining me at Offit Kurman."
Having grown up in Frederick, Mr. Stern has been one of its leading civic leaders: As well as having served as President of the Frederick County Bar Association and the Maryland Bar Association, Mr. Stern worked diligently to improve his community by serving numerous civic organizations from the Frederick County Heart Association to the Frederick County Red Cross, from the Frederick City Personnel Commission to the Board of Directors of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, from the Board of Trustees of Frederick Memorial Hospital to the Board of Directors of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. And the list goes on and on.
Offit Kurman is a dynamic full-service law firm that assists clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The firm is highly regarded for its track record of meeting the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. It offers clients a full array of legal expertise, while providing the highest level of cost-effective services that are designed to minimize the effect on a client's bottom line. The firm's website is www.offitkurman.com.