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I represent many types of business clients in their formation, financing, operation and disposition.  I represent real estate developers and other owners of real property in connection with the formation of special taxing districts, tax increment financing districts, and other public-private partnerships, as well as structure joint venture agreements among investors and operators of real property assets.   I also represent nonprofit organizations and assist them in fulfilling their mission.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 20%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. M & A: 20%
  4. Corporate: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

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Linowes and Blocher LLP

7200 Wisconsin Ave Ste 800
Bethesda, MD, 20814-4842


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Maryland Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Washington DC Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Life FellowMaryland State Bar Foundation2010
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLinowes and Blocher LLP1993 - Present
PartnerColton and Boykin, P.C.1983 - 1993
AssociateRoutier and Johnson, P.C.1978 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar Association, Business Law SectionCouncil Member2002 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law Section and Taxation Law SectionMember1980 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2010 - 2012
Maryland State Bar Association, Business Law SectionChair2009 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
BNA Weekly State Tax Report2013 Maryland Legislation: Recordation and Transfer Tax Exemption Expanded for IDOTs and Affiliated Entity Transfers2013
Taxation and Regulation of Financial InstitutionsSpecial District Financing - Sharing the Credit with Local Government2008
The Real Estate Finance JournalTax Increment Financing Districts and Special Taxing Districts: Tools for Infrastructure Finance2006
Municipal MarylandTax Investment Financing and Special Taxing District in Maryland2003
Business GazetteSpecial Taxing District of Public/Private Development Tool in the New Millennium2002
Independent BankerThe Advantages of the Tax-Free Rollover1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1985
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Trinity CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public-Private Partnerships in MarylandFinancing Considerations for P3 Projects2014
Business Law InstituteRecent Amendments to Maryland Limited Liabillity Company Act2012
WebinarUnderstanding Charging Order Protection2011
Law DayPrivate Placements under Regulation D and Maryland exemptions2011
Maryland Municipal League Annual ConventionUnderstanding the use of Special Taxing Districts2010
Montgomery County Bar C.L.E,Securing Your Transaction - A Guide to Protecting your Client's Deal2008
Lorman SeminarFundamentals of Acquisition Transactions in Maryland2005
Lorman SeminarPublic-Private Partnerships in Maryland2004
Montgomery County Bar Association C.L.E.Purchase and Sale of a Closely-Held Business1996
D.C. Bar Association C.L.E.Partnership Conversions1995