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Baltimore, MD 21202
Direct Number: 410.385.3644
Main Number: 410.727.6464
Fax Number: 410.385.3700

Washington, D.C.

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Washington, DC 20006
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Fax Number: 410.385.3700


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N. Gordon Knox


Gordon Knox handles all aspects of public and private purpose tax-exempt financings, affordable housing development financings and commercial financings. He has extensive experience serving as bond counsel and counsel to issuers, underwriters, borrowers, trustees and issuers of the letters of credit securing municipal bonds. In addition, Gordon represents banks and other financial institutions in structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions involving community development, construction loans, letters of credit, equipment leases and commercial loans secured by real estate and/or personal property.

Gordon has made presentations on a variety of topics within the areas of public finance, commercial finance and federal affordable housing programs.

Bar Admissions:
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions:
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland


University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.  1998.

The American University in Cairo, M.A.  1993.

The College of William and Mary, A.B.  1990.

Advisory Board of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (2008 - Present)

Fort Meade Alliance Board of Directors (2007 - Present)

Maryland Community Development Administration Revenue Bond Advisory Board (2009 - Present)

The Daily Record:  Received "Leadership in Law" Award (2008)

University of Maryland Black Law Student Association Alumnus of the Year (2008)

"Can New Congressional Budget Conference Impact Direct-Pay Bonds?," Miles & Stockbridge Finance & Capital Markets Blog (November 12, 2013).

"Potential Pitfalls When Time Is of the Essence," The Business Monthly (July 2009).

"Public Finance Techniques," Leaders on the Same Page, Prince George's County, MD (July 19, 2013).

"HOME Program and Community Development," American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Washington, D.C. .

"Public Finance Symposium," Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore, Maryland .

  • We represented Stanley Black & Decker in its acquisition of the Powers Fasteners business that is conducted in 9 countries. As the law firm with primary responsibility for the transaction, we drafted and negotiated the global transaction documents and provided all legal services required with respect to the acquisition of the business units and assets located in the U.S. including Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance. Our responsibilities included supervision and coordination of local counsel in the other 8 countries including with respect to their conduct of legal due diligence of the local business units, compliance with the local pre-merger clearance laws, acquisition of the interests of local minority stockholders and closing of the transfer of the local business units.

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