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Maurice Offit is a Co-Founder and President of the firm, Chair of the firm’s Estates & Trusts Department and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. As Chair of the Estates & Trusts Department, Mr. Offit counsels a large number of clients who share an interest in minimizing estate taxes and protecting their assets from the claims of creditors.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1975
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1972
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Mr. Offit has more than thirty years of experience in designing estate and asset protection plans for his clients. While no two plans are exactly alike, Mr. Offit makes sure that they have one thing in common, namely that they meet with the client’s satisfaction and approval. Mr. Offit approaches planning from the client’s point of view and has the unique ability of understanding what the client needs to consider in formulating the plan. Clients give high marks to Mr. Offit’s communication style; in contrast to many other practitioners, Mr. Offit explains technical planning concepts in terms that clients can understand. In 2006, Mr. Offit was named as one of Maryland’s Legal Elite by Baltimore’s Smart CEO magazine.
Mr. Offit is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council and the Offshore Professional Institute.
Mr. Offit is invited to speak on a regular basis about estate planning and asset protection planning topics. In addition, Mr. Offit has written a number of articles about estate planning and asset protection planning. One of Mr. Offit’s articles, “The Truth About Offshore Asset Protection Trusts,” was published in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals and distributed to financial service professionals throughout the United States.
Mr. Offit is one of the founders of the firm and has seen Offit Kurman grow from just two attorneys in 1987 to more than seventy-five attorneys today. In 2007, Offit Kurman was awarded Large Business of the Year by the Howard Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Offit Kurman has been recognized, for the past two years, by Baltimore’s Smart CEO magazine as one of Baltimore’s Future 50 companies.
from www.offitkurman.comInterview Air Date: April 21, 2012
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