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N. Gordon Knox

N. Gordon Knox

Gordon Knox is a principal and co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate and Transaction Finance practice group with more than 50 lawyers. He is an experienced lawyer focusing on complex commercial, real estate and corporate transactions in the firm’s Baltimore and Washington, D.C., offices.

He handles all aspects of tax-exempt financings, commercial financings and affordable housing development financings. In the public finance area, he has extensive experience serving as bond counsel and counsel to issuers, bond purchasers and trustees.  Gordon represents national, regional and community banks and other financial institutions in structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits, construction loans, SBA loans, letters of credit, equipment leases and commercial loans secured by real estate and/or personal property. Gordon advises lender in connection with troubled credits and has extensive experience in documenting and negotiating forbearance agreements and restructuring credit facilities.  He also serves as outside general counsel to business owners and real estate developers.

Gordon has made presentations on a variety of topics within the areas of public finance and commercial finance.

Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association

  • Fort Meade Alliance Board of Directors (2007-present)

  • Hands Along the Nile Development Services Board of Directors (2013-present)

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

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Real Estate Law (2018-2019)

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

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


Case Examples

Bond Counsel for Schools

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Speaking Engagements

"Annual Conference," Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) (Panelist) (April 28, 2014).
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