N. Gordon Knox focuses his practice on complex commercial real estate and corporate transactions. He handles all aspects of tax-exempt financings, commercial financings and affordable housing development financings.
In the public finance area, Mr. Knox has extensive experience serving as bond counsel and counsel to issuers, bond purchasers and trustees. Mr. Knox regularly advises a corporate trustee representing the holders of tax-exempt bonds issued by municipal authorities to finance multifamily housing in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he negotiates trust indentures, funding loan agreements and tax regulatory agreements to enable the trustee to receive debt service payments from conduit borrowers on behalf of the bondholders.
Mr. Knox 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.
Mr. Knox also represents healthcare systems in purchase, sale and leasing transactions. He advises lenders in connection with troubled credits and has extensive experience in documenting and negotiating forbearance agreements, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and restructuring credit facilities. He also serves as counsel to business owners and real estate developers.
Mr. Knox is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 1998), the American University in Cairo (M.A., 1993) and the College of William & Mary (A.B., 1990).
Areas of Practice
Affordable Housing & Community Development
Asset-Based Lending & Commercial Finance
Banking & Finance
Business Counseling, Contracts & Transactions
Business Reorganizations, Financial Restructurings & Workouts
Corporate Governance & Disputes
Equipment Leasing & Finance
Real Estate & Construction
Real Estate, Finance, Corporate & Lending Transactions
Represented a leading investment management company in its purchase of $50.5 million in bonds issued by Washington County, Maryland; the bond proceeds were used toward refinancing the acquisition of retirement home facilities.
Represented American Education Properties, LLC (AEP) in the $214 million sale of thirteen facilities leased to charter schools in Arizona, California, Florida and North Carolina.
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1998
- The American University in Cairo, M.A., 1993
- College of William & Mary, A.B., 1990
- Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2020-present
- Miles & Stockbridge PC
- Principal, 2011-2020
- Associate, 1998-2011
Honors and Awards
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2018 and 2021-2023
- American Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
- Member, Revenue Bond Advisory Board
- Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA)
- Member, Board of Directors
- Co-author, "Maryland Temporarily Prohibits Commercial and Industrial Evictions," Duane Morris Alert, April 21, 2020
"Potential Pitfalls When Time Is of the Essence," The Business Monthly, July 01, 2009
Selected Speaking Engagements
- Panelist, "Commercial Real Estate," Black In-House Counsel "Elevating Partners of Color" Webinar, October 13, 2022
- Presenter, "Cannabis 306: Real Estate Investment in the Cannabis Industry," Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar Series, August 20, 2020
Panel Chair, “NABL Model Bond Indenture Discussion” at NABL’s “The Institute,” Bonita Springs, Florida, March 7-8, 2019
Panelist, “Trustees and Trustees’ Counsel” at NABL’s Bond Attorneys Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, September 26-28, 2018
Master of Ceremonies, MEDA’s Awards Banquet, Cambridge, Maryland, April 29-30, 2018
Panelist, "Bond Attorneys' Workshop," National Association of Bond Lawyers, Chicago, October 19, 2016
Panelist, "Tax and Securities Law Institute," National Association of Bond Lawyers, March 10-11, 2016
Panelist, "Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar," National Association of Bond Lawyers, April 24, 2015
Panelist, "Annual Conference," Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), April 28, 2014
"Public Finance Techniques," Leaders on the Same Page, Prince George's County, Maryland, July 29, 2013