N. Gordon Knox


  • N. Gordon Knox
  • Phone: +1 410 949 2945
    Fax: +1 410 949 2979

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    100 International Drive, Suite 700
    Baltimore, MD 21202-5184

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. He 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 advises lenders 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.

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

  • Public Finance

  • Real Estate & Construction

  • Real Estate, Finance, Corporate & Lending Transactions


  • Maryland
  • 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

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
    - Vice-President, General Law & Practice Committee
  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Banking and Finance Law, 2018

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Fort Meade Alliance
    - Board of Directors, 2007-present
  • Hands Along the Nile Development Services
    - Board of Directors, 2013-present

Selected Publications

  • "Potential Pitfalls When Time Is of the Essence," The Business Monthly, July 01, 2009

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • 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