PR 2016 No. 20

Offit Kurman Celebrated Among 2016 Daily Record Innovators of the Year

Baltimore, MD | October 24, 2016 The Maryland Daily Record has named Offit Kurman a 2016 Innovator of the Year, recognizing the firm for its groundbreaking Cannabis Practice Group, which was founded this year by attorneys Jonathan Wachs and Darren Weiss. Mr. Wachs, Mr. Weiss and other representatives of the firm accepted the award at a recent reception event, where they were joined by fellow honorees and hundreds of influencers in the Maryland’s business community.
The Daily Record’s annual list honors people who have created new products, services or programs that have had a positive effect on their business, industry and/or community. Winners are selected based on the originality, power, challenge, and value of their innovative offering.
“Maryland has always embraced the new and inventive,” commented Daily Record publisher Suzanne Fischer-Huettner. “This award shines a spotlight on homegrown enterprises that deserve greater attention and it highlights the strength of our business community, its readiness to embrace creativity and new ideas.”
The 2016 Innovator of the Year awards reception, which also marked the 15th anniversary of the Innovator of the Year list, was held at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on October 13, 2016. Offit Kurman attorneys Wachs and Weiss, along with Director of Business Development Jim Ries and Director of Marketing Bryan Lawson, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
“We are proud to be included among this incredible group of entrepreneurs, educators, inventors, philanthropists, and business leaders,” said Mr. Wachs. “One of our primary objectives as a firm is to build a legacy of innovation, and this award recognizes our efforts in pursuit of that goal.”

In its publication regarding the awards recipients, the Daily Record profiled Offit Kurman’s newly-created Cannabis Practice Group. The article references Mr. Wachs’ and Mr. Weiss’ decision to launch the practice and the corresponding peer advisory group. The 2016 Innovator of the Year publication is available to view online here.
Other companies recognized by the 2016 Innovator of the Year list include companies and organizations such as Baltimore County Public Schools, Comcast, Goucher College, Kennedy Krieger Institute, ETC, Light City Baltimore, Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Mindgrub Technologies, and Chimes Inc. To see a full list of the winners and view photos from the reception event, visit
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 120 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 eight offices serve individual and corporate clients in the Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Northern Virginia markets, as well as the Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City metropolitan areas. 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.

Ggi Logo 150x109px

GGI Global Alliance AG

Sihlbruggstrasse 140
6340 Baar


T: +41 41 7252500
F: +41 41 7252501
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.