IR Global Makes a Match

Howard K. KurmanPrincipal, Offit│Kurman

Maple Lawn, MD | October 9, 2019

For Immediate Release

IR Global prides themselves on the fact that they’re the fastest growing professional service firm network in the world. Able to provide legal, accountancy and financial advice to companies and individuals across numerous jurisdictions, the group’s founding philosophy is based on bringing the best of the advisory community a system that is ethical, sustainable and enjoyable. IR Members share referrals, development opportunities and can meet regularly at events throughout the year.

That’s exactly how Offit Kurman Co-Founder, Howard Kurman, connected with his newest Principal attorney in New York, Stephen Siller. Bronze members Kurman (an exclusive member for employment law/corporate in Maryland) and Siller (the exclusive member for Mergers & Acquisitions in New York) met at IR Global’s January 2019 East Coast Group meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and immediately hit it off. Discussions between the two attorneys continued long after the group meeting concluded.

Kurman and Siller’s first communication post-meeting was through the IR referral network. Siller was working on a Maryland-based lawsuit and reached out to Kurman for his assistance. Ultimately, their conversations led to Offit Kurman’s growth strategy, particularly in New York. A few months later, a match-in-the-making between Siller and Offit Kurman came to fruition in September 2019.

Stephen Siller is preceded by three of his former colleagues, Thomas PitegoffMike Conway and Steve Forte, who joined Offit Kurman in August 2019. Conway and Forte had also helped Siller on the original lawsuit with Kurman.

For more news of Offit Kurman’s recent growth, as well as information about the firm’s comprehensive legal services and opportunities for attorneys, visit

IR Global wishes them great success together!


Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing full-service law firms in the United States. With over 200 attorneys in 14 offices that stretch from New York to North Carolina, we represent privately-held companies and families of wealth throughout their business life cycles. Our mission is to provide our clients with “The Better Way” to grow their organizations, protect their businesses’ and families’ wealth, and resolve their most challenging legal conflicts. In addition to our quality of attorneys and breadth of legal services, Offit Kurman is distinguished by our unique operational structure, which encourages collaboration rather than internal competition. The same approach that makes our firm attractive to legal practitioners gives clients unlimited access to experienced counsel in every area of the law. Trust, Knowledge, Confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.

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Contributing Advisors

Stephen SillerPartner, Offit│Kurman