PR 2016 No. 22

An Expanded Team in Philadelphia Establishes Offit Kurman as a Foremost Destination for Region’s Top Attorneys

Philadelphia, PA | October 19, 2016. Offit Kurman is entering a new phase of growth in Philadelphia. With the addition of attorneys Matthew D’Annunzio, Jay Levin, and Paul J. Winterhalter this month, the firm has established itself a home for prominent litigators in the Pennsylvania area.  Click here to read The Legal Intelligencer story on Offit Kurman's growth in the Philadelphia market.
Mr. D’Annunzio, Mr. Levin, and Mr. Winterhalter are three of the highest-regarded and most sought-after attorneys in Philadelphia. Individually recognized for their achievements as trial lawyers, business advisors, and community leaders, each attorney brings a wealth of legal knowledge courtroom experience to the firm. They join a diverse legal team that provides comprehensive services in practice areas such as business law, commercial litigation, real estate transactions, labor and employment, bankruptcy, intellectual property, healthcare law, insurance recovery, estate planning, and more.
A distinguishing characteristic of Offit Kurman’s Philadelphia location is the Insurance Recovery practice group, one of the largest regional teams solely dedicated to representing insurance policyholders. Free of conflicts of interest, and possessing decades of combined litigation experience, members of this practice group are uniquely qualified to provide policyholders with cost-effective legal representation.
This month also marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of Offit Kurman’s first office in Pennsylvania. The firm’s regional presence started with a single attorney, Theodore Marasciulo, and has evolved into a team of 30 practitioners in Philadelphia and Harrisburg. Future plans include continued growth through the launch of another office in the Philadelphia suburbs to better serve the region’s businesses and individuals.
“We are delighted with our growth in the Philadelphia market-place,” commented Theodore (Ted) Offit, Offit Kurman Chief Executive Officer. “When we arrived in the area 10 years ago, we set our sights on making Philadelphia our largest market, and it is now Offit Kurman’s second largest office. Our success lies in our focus: unlike many large firms, Offit Kurman’s focus is on local clients and the lawyers who serve those clients.”
Further information about each of the newest attorneys joining Offit Kurman’s offices in Philadelphia can be found below.
Matthew D’Annunzio
Matthew D’Annunzio represents businesses, individuals, and families in complex commercial litigation matters. His experience comprises litigation of disputes related to a breadth of issues such as business fraud, breaches of contract, indemnification and insurance, medical malpractice, product liability, toxic tort claims, misappropriation of trade secrets, and more. Mr. D’Annunzio has earned several awards and honors from colleagues and members of the Philadelphia business community. SmartCEO magazine, which listed Mr. D’Annunzio as top 100 attorney in the Philadelphia area, described him as an attorney who "exemplifies best practices and outstanding legal advice.”
Jay M. Levin
Jay Levin is a litigator who focuses his practice on insurance recovery disputes. His experience comprises two decades of arbitration in jury and nonjury contexts in state and federal courts alike, as well as private arbitration proceedings overseen by the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Levin has litigated disputes involving multi-million dollar property insurance coverage, as well as numerous general liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, bad faith, and construction defect cases. Additionally, he is a frequent lecturer and legal commentator whose writing has been published by the International Risk Management Committee since 2005.
Paul J. Winterhalter
For more than 25 years, Paul J. Winterhalter has represented businesses and individuals in bankruptcy matters, commercial litigation, and a variety of related legal proceedings. In addition to extensive experience litigating in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and state appellate courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, several US district courts, and numerous federal bankruptcy courts. He leverages this experience with an emphasis on his clients’ financial goals to provide cost-effective representation to the businesses and individuals with whom he works.
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.
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Published: November 2016

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