Attorney Profiles & Staff Profiles

Kirk J. Halpin

Kirk Halpin Attorney ProfileKirk Halpin, Managing Partner of The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A., founded the firm in 2004 with a concentration in general business and commercial real estate development and transactions. Kirk has handled complex real estate and business transactions for a wide range of businesses, including multi-million dollar deals, while also assisting small business owners with day-to-day operations. Prior to founding his own firm, Kirk was a business and real estate attorney with well-established law firms in Baltimore, Maryland, beginning with Semmes, Bowen & Semmes from 1996 to 1999 and then with Rosenberg Proutt Funk & Greenberg, LLP from 1999 to 2004.

From his days as the owner of the Equipment Funding Group, a small business in Towson, Maryland, to his current role as the owner of a successful and thriving law practice, Kirk has shared his talents and knowledge with the communities in which he has worked and lived, serving on many non-profit boards and volunteering with various community service groups. Kirk served as President of his local homeowner’s association as well holding positions on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Association and the Kings Contrivance Board of Directors, both local Howard County governing bodies within Columbia, Maryland. He has also volunteered his time and talents with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Maryland, the Maryland State Bar Association, The Lawyers Clearinghouse, Inc. and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service. Additionally, Kirk has been a speaker and panelist at several legal and business related seminars and continuing education programs and published several articles related to general business and legal issues. In addition to practicing law, Kirk is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Maryland. He resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and their two sons.

Kirk is a member of the Bar in Maryland.

Jeff Koeppel

Jeff Koeppel attorney profile securities law, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and corporate financing in MarylandJeff Koeppel serves as Of Counsel to Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A., with a concentration in corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and corporate financings. Prior to joining the Firm, Jeff was with the corporate/banking/securities boutique law firm of Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick LLP in Washington, D.C. Prior to EMTH, he spent three years as a Senior Branch Attorney – Adviser in the Division of Corporate Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Jeff’s clients range from startups to public companies in industries ranging from high tech, banking, retail, software, gaming, entertainment, new media, manufacturing, consumer products, distribution, and others.

He spoke at Stanford Law School’s Best Practices Conference and gives Continuing Legal Education seminars about, and currently blogs on crowdfunding, the new phenomena of raising small amounts of capital from a large number of people over the Internet.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Baltimore School of Law and has a Masters of Finance degree from The Joseph Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University Maryland. The Martindale-Hubbell Rating System lists Jeff as an AV-rated attorney, the highest possible level of achievement.

He has extensive first-chair transactional experience with expertise in extraordinary corporate transactions, including structuring, negotiating, diligencing, drafting and closing private and public capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising boards of directors and senior management, preparing regulatory applications and periodic reports, interfacing with federal and state regulators, negotiating and preparing commercial agreements, and advising on disclosure and related matters.

Jeff is a member of the Bar in Maryland, New York and Washington, D.C.

Marci Smedley

Marci Smedley, a real estate and title attorney MarylandMarci Smedley has been a practicing real estate and title attorney since 1994. She currently serves as an Attorney with The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A. and a settlement attorney for Sage Title Group. Prior to joining The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A. and Sage, Marci worked for The Sopher Law Group and Continental Title Group. Before that, she was a partner at Yerman & Smedley, P.A., and Vice President of Am Kor Titles, Inc.

Marci is a former teacher of secondary math at Garrison Forest School. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. She currently resides in Highland, Maryland.

Marci is a member of the Bar in Maryland.

Leia Miller

Leia J. Miller Attorney Profile MD
Leia Miller serves as a Paralegal with The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A., bringing over 30 years of diverse experience in the legal field. She currently concentrates in real estate transactions, business financing and commercial leasing, as well as general business law.

Leia previously served as the Senior Managing Paralegal in the Business Litigation and Maritime Department of Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore City handling defense litigation cases. Prior to that, she worked as a paralegal at Charles & Woodford, LLC in Baltimore, MD and at Joseph, Greenwald & Laake in Greenbelt, MD.

Leia has her realtor license and also has experience working at a real estate title company. She is a graduate of University of Maryland University College and received a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Management, in addition to having completed numerous Maryland mediator trainings. She has co-mediated cases from community—based mediations to court ordered mediations by the Court of Special Appeals. She currently mediates cases on a part-time basis in the Baltimore City Circuit Court Family Division and is looking to expand her mediation to other legal areas such as real estate and estates and probate cases.

Leia resides in Dayton, Maryland where she raised her four sons.

Michelle Fredman

Michelle Fredman- Executive Assistant to Kirk HalpinExecutive Assistant to Kirk Halpin

Joan Grusso

Joan Grusso Legal Assistant & Licensed Real Estate AgentLegal Assistant
Licensed Real Estate Agent

Vicki Petti

Vicki Petti - BookkeeperBookkeeper

Allison Davis

Allison Davis - Administrative AssistantAdministrative Assistant