attorneys

Robert E. Gough

"Accomplishing a client’s objectives requires understanding a client’s objectives. Each transaction is different, so it is important to invest time with the client to develop a strategy to accomplish the objectives in an efficient and cost-effective manner."

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Overview

Robert E. Gough is a principal of the firm and serves as the firm’s Managing Shareholder.  He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate transactions and leasing, land development, commercial and residential closings, and related litigation.

With more than three decades of legal experience, he represents a variety of developers, institutions and individuals in the acquisition and disposition of real property, ranging from complex commercial real estate development transactions, to advising clients with existing real estate holdings on development and ownership options, to assisting individuals purchasing residential property or in transferring ownership for estate planning purposes.

Robert works closely with the firm’s land use attorneys on client development and redevelopment projects and the firm’s business and estate planning attorneys in counseling clients on ownership and succession planning options. He represents commercial, retail and industrial property owners in their leasing transactions and tenant disputes, as well as representing tenants in similar leasing matters. The firm is an agent for a national title insurance company and Robert conducts closings on commercial and residential purchases and loan transactions and advises clients in negotiating commercial loans and loan documentation.

Prior to joining Miller, Miller & Canby, Robert was an associate with Heise Jorgensen & Stefanelli, P.A. where he practiced in the areas of real estate law, banking law and general litigation. During this period, Robert served as Outside General Counsel to Citizens Savings Bank, F.S.B. from 1994 through 1997. His litigation experience includes matters in both State and Federal courts ranging from business and contract disputes, easement and adverse possession claims, landlord-tenant matters, banking law, construction law, mechanic liens, and constitutional law.


Testimonials

As the owner of two businesses, I am often pressed for time. Bob was extremely responsive, assisting me in conducting and analyzing my due diligence and financing, and helped me to understand the strategic advantages of the transaction. Most importantly, he is a man of integrity. This firm has a customer for life.

Brian Reap, BNR Building Ventures, LLC

We worked with Bob on a very time-sensitive leasing matter. He was available to us anytime we needed him, patiently answering our questions about the negotiation process, and skillfully guiding us to a successful resolution. We were thrilled to be open for business in record time.

James McWhorter and Yasmin, Abadian Market at River Falls

Bob Gough and the entire Miller, Miller & Canby team are problem solvers, exhibiting a 'can do' attitude every time we work together. Their comprehensive services are always of the highest integrity and quality.

Paul L. Klinedinst


Representative Transactions

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
    • Represented purchaser in million purchase of fully leased, 20,000 square foot commercial building in Rockville, MD and closing of a .2 million acquisition loan
    • Represented seller in million sale of 60,000 square foot mixed-use retail and medical office building in Columbia, MD and completed loan defeasance in connection with closing
    • Represented seller in .1 million sale of 31,000 square foot commercial building on 1.26 acre property in White Flint area of Rockville, MD
    • Represented purchaser in .8 million property assemblage of 82,500 square feet of developed commercial/industrial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition and financing of 2 acre developed industrial property in Beltsville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition of 59,000 square foot property in Silver Spring, MD for private institution and in negotiation of .3 million acquisition and construction financing and performed closing
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition and assemblage of two 7-acre parcels in commercial and retail development in Capital Heights, MD and performed closing with million construction financing
    • Represented seller in .5 million sale of 26-acre mixed-use property in Germantown, MD
    • Represented seller in .5 million contract negotiation of 16-acre industrial/office property in College Park, MD
    • Represented seller in million contract negotiation of undeveloped retail property in Suitland, MD
    • Represented seller in million contract negotiation for sale of 6.5-acre property in Rockville, MD for residential redevelopment
  • Real Estate Project Development (including Condominiums)
    • Represented purchaser in .8 million property assemblage of 82,500 square feet of developed commercial/industrial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in development and construction financing for commercial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in million financing of construction of mixed-use retail/residential project in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Drafted ground lease involving public-private partnership for development, construction and operation of 86-unit mixed-income senior housing project in Rockville, MD
    • Drafted ground lease involving public-private partnership for development, construction and operation of 105-unit, mixed income senior housing project in Silver Spring, MD
  • Commercial Leasing & Property Management
    • Represented purchaser in .8 million property assemblage of 82,500 square feet of developed commercial/industrial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition of 59,000 square foot property in Silver Spring, MD for private institution and in negotiation of .3 million acquisition and construction financing and performed closing
    • Represented multiple owners of commercial, retail and industrial properties in Bethesda, Rockville and Germantown, MD in negotiation and drafting of leases
    • Review and negotiate tenant leases for commercial and office uses with major property owners such as Transwestern, EDENS, JBG Companies and Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Ground Leasing
    • Drafted ground lease involving public-private partnership for development, construction and operation of 86-unit mixed-income senior housing project in Rockville, MD
    • Drafted ground lease involving public-private partnership for development, construction and operation of 105-unit, mixed income senior housing project in Silver Spring, MD
  • Acquisition, Development & Construction Financings and Refinancing Representations
    • Represented purchaser in million purchase of fully leased, 20,000 square foot commercial building in Rockville, MD and closing of a .2 million acquisition loan
    • Represented owner in closing .85 million SBA permanent loan on private institutional use property in Silver Spring, MD
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition and financing of 2 acre developed industrial property in Beltsville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in modification of million financing for 93,000 square foot developed commercial/industrial property and performed closing
    • Represented owner in development and construction financing for commercial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition of 59,000 square foot property in Silver Spring, MD for private institution and in negotiation of .3 million acquisition and construction financing and performed closing
    • Performed closing for owner of million development and construction financing for 86-unit, low-income, elderly housing project in Rockville, MD
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition and assemblage of two 7-acre parcels in commercial and retail development in Capital Heights, MD and performed closing with million construction financing
    • Represented owner in modification of million financing construction of 9,000 square foot retail project in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in refinancing million loan on undeveloped commercial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in million financing of construction of mixed-use retail/residential project in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in refinancing and defeasance transaction of .8 million term loan on 200,000 square foot office building in Bethesda, MD and performed closing
    • Performed closing for million financing of development and construction of 49-unit, low income elderly housing facility in Silver Spring, MD
    • Represented owner in refinancing million term loan on 46,000 square foot industrial building in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in refinancing million term loan on 90,000 square foot industrial building in Germantown, MD and performed closing
    • Performed closing of million acquisition of 200,000 square foot office building in Germantown, MD with tax exempt bond financing
    • Represented owner in refinancing and modification of million term loan on mixed-use retail and office building in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in refinancing of .5 million term loan of 62,000 square foot retail building in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Drafted ground lease involving public-private partnership for development, construction and operation of 86-unit mixed-income senior housing project in Rockville, MD
    • Drafted ground lease involving public-private partnership for development, construction and operation of 105-unit, mixed income senior housing project in Silver Spring, MD
  • Commercial Loan Closings & Title Insurance Services
    • Represented purchaser in million purchase of fully leased, 20,000 square foot commercial building in Rockville, MD and closing of a .2 million acquisition loan
    • Represented owner in closing .85 million SBA permanent loan on private institutional use property in Silver Spring, MD
    • Represented purchaser in .8 million property assemblage of 82,500 square feet of developed commercial/industrial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition and financing of 2 acre developed industrial property in Beltsville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in modification of million financing for 93,000 square foot developed commercial/industrial property and performed closing
    • Represented owner in development and construction financing for commercial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition of 59,000 square foot property in Silver Spring, MD for private institution and in negotiation of .3 million acquisition and construction financing and performed closing
    • Performed closing for owner of million development and construction financing for 86-unit, low-income, elderly housing project in Rockville, MD
    • Represented purchaser in acquisition and assemblage of two 7-acre parcels in commercial and retail development in Capital Heights, MD and performed closing with million construction financing
    • Represented owner in modification of million financing construction of 9,000 square foot retail project in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in refinancing million loan on undeveloped commercial property in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in million financing of construction of mixed-use retail/residential project in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in refinancing and defeasance transaction of .8 million term loan on 200,000 square foot office building in Bethesda, MD and performed closing
    • Performed closing for million financing of development and construction of 49-unit, low income elderly housing facility in Silver Spring, MD
    • Represented owner in refinancing million term loan on 46,000 square foot industrial building in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in refinancing million term loan on 90,000 square foot industrial building in Germantown, MD and performed closing
    • Performed closing of million acquisition of 200,000 square foot office building in Germantown, MD with tax exempt bond financing
    • Represented owner in refinancing and modification of million term loan on mixed-use retail and office building in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Represented owner in refinancing of .5 million term loan of 62,000 square foot retail building in Rockville, MD and performed closing
    • Drafted ground lease involving public-private partnership for development, construction and operation of 86-unit mixed-income senior housing project in Rockville, MD
    • Drafted ground lease involving public-private partnership for development, construction and operation of 105-unit, mixed income senior housing project in Silver Spring, MD

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Education

  • Santa Clara School of Law, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1990
  • University of Maryland, B.S., 1983