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PR 2019 No. 10

Offit Kurman Affiliates with Horack Talley in Charlotte, NC, Leading Expansion into The Southeast

Baltimore, MD | July 15, 2019 Offit Kurman, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the mid-Atlantic, is strategically expanding into the Southeast by affiliating with one of Charlotte’s oldest and most respected law firms. Starting September 1, 2019 the attorneys and staff of Horack Talley will be joining Offit Kurman. The affiliation extends Offit Kurman’s geographic footprint to encompass roughly half of the East Coast and lays the foundation for further expansion for the firm.

Fifty-one employees of Horack Talley, including 27 lawyers, will become Offit Kurman’s Charlotte office through the affiliation. The team will remain in their current office location at 301 South College Street. The group’s move to become part of Offit Kurman will create a number of new jobs for the local community.

“The quality of the people, leadership, and culture are the first attributes we look for in a firm to affiliate with,” said Ted Offit, Offit Kurman Chairman, CEO, and co-founder. “Horack Talley stands out in these areas, plus [they have] a like-minded entrepreneurial philosophy and approach in the representation of privately-held businesses and families in the mid-market.”

Horack Talley is yet another regional group that has affiliated with Offit Kurman over the past several years. In 2009, when many law firms were reducing staff, Offit Kurman announced a corporate strategy for regional expansion from Baltimore to other cities and states on the East Coast. That initiative resulted in the firm’s significant growth and the opening of offices in the metropolitan and suburban areas of Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Wilmington, DE; New York; and now Charlotte.

By strategically expanding in key markets, Offit Kurman has grown at a rapid pace: from 55 attorneys in 2009 to more than 200 attorneys by mid-2019. Earlier this year, Law360 recognized the firm as one of the top 400 largest legal providers in the U.S., with a growth rate of nearly double the average for the top 100 on the list.

Founded in 1932, Horack Talley boasts a long history of legal service to its community in Charlotte. Throughout its history, the firm has focused on providing the best value, the highest level of personal service, and the sharpest legal advice to clients. Its practice groups include community associations, business and corporate, family law, litigation, real estate, and personal wealth services.

Horack Talley’s practice groups complement Offit Kurman’s core practice areas and clients in real estate, business law and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, estates and trusts, and family law. The affiliation allows Horack Talley to provide a full range of legal services to clients, and to fuel growth opportunities for engaging new clients— by tapping into the Offit Kurman’s expanded practice area platform and network of 200-plus attorneys—without an increase in hourly rates.

“Offit Kurman gives us the bench strength necessary to fully serve our existing clients and attract new business,” said Horack Talley Managing Attorney, Clayton “Smithy” Curry, Jr. “From our practice groups, to our rates, to our leadership philosophies, it’s clear our firms possess a shared DNA. Finding a like-minded partner to grow alongside, while at the same time creating greater value for clients — that’s a very powerful combination.”

Echoing Curry’s sentiments, Offit commented on how Charlotte is the perfect city to launch the firm’s Southeast expansion, in part because of the city’s tremendous growth. Charlotte is now the fifth-fastest growing city in the nation, according to Census data. Its strong banking and financial industries also fit with Offit Kurman’s presence in New York and Wilmington.

“We offer privately-held businesses, business owners, and families of wealth a complete suite of legal services throughout their business lifecycle, and do so through a highly competitive price and delivery model,” said Mr. Offit. “Right now, we see a need in the mid-market in Charlotte. Wherever that need exists, our firm will strategically expand.”

For more information about Offit Kurman’s legal services, the new attorneys joining the firm in Charlotte, and current career opportunities, visit offitkurman.com.

ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN

Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the mid-Atlantic region. With 200 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.

Find out why Offit Kurman is The Better Way to protect your business, your assets and your family by connecting via our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn pages. You can also sign up to receive Law Matters, Offit Kurman’s monthly newsletter covering a diverse selection of legal and corporate thought leadership content. 


Published: July 2019

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