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Brian Robert Gormley

Brian Robert Gormley

Gormley Law Office
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law
  • Maryland
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Brian Gormley has a dynamic transactonal practice with tremendous experience representing clients at all parts of the continuum. Having worked with large institutions in the structured finance and capital markets world, developers, nonprofits and lenders in the multifamily housing market, and individual distressed homeowners and estates, he is familiar with all levels of clients and their associated needs. He has extensive real estate experience, representing clients in multifamily housing transactions, DC TOPA cases (tenant opportunity to purchase act), foreclosure defense and short sales, and as a title attorney and a real estate broker. He also has an active probate and estate planning practice, and is always looking to push the envelope to develop creative and innovative solutions to clients' unique and ever-changing needs. He has worked on and closed transactions totalling literally billions of dollars. That said, no client is too small. He enjoys taking the time to listen to individual concerns, and structure deals or negotiations accordingly. Attention to detail is a hallmark of a competent attorney, but the ability to transition to bigger picture analysis and generate solutions to practical constraints is what sets him apart.

Practice Areas
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
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    We are pleased to offer a free consultation for 20 minutes, after which regular hourly rates apply. To help you get the most out of this session, please have your questions prepared and the documents that you want reviewed ready. This allows for an efficient and high quality conversation focused on substance and resolution of your concerns. We can’t wait to assist you!
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Eichner and Norris
Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft
University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor (2003)
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University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy
Masters Public Policy (2003)
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Cornell University
Government & Psychology - Bachelor of Arts (1999)
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Top 100 Attorneys
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland State Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Appraising Detroit: A Follow-up to HUD’s ‘Barriers to the Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing’ Study
Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
Speaking Engagements
Keynote Speaker, Mastermind, Towson, MD
Real Deals
Real Estate Broker
Cornerstone Properties and Financial Services
Websites & Blogs
Gormley Law Office - Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate Attorney
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. In cases of multiple owners of a property, does majority rule on questions of selling, renting, etc?
A: Each owner in a joint ownership situation would have a say. If there is a disagreement, then ultimately you need to seek a partition action to force a sale.
Q. Probate, Trusts and an Un-trust worthy executor
A: It's sometimes difficult to know how to handle delicate estate situations. As a beneficiary of a trust, you have the right to review the trust itself and receive periodic accountings. I would start there and see what information you get. Hopefully, you will not need to involve the courts in a breach of fiduciary duty/conversion action. Let us know if you need further assistance.
Q. Hello, I will be inheriting $90,000. and live in Montgomery County Maryland will I be paying any MD or Federal taxes?
A: If the sum total of the Estate is only $90,000, then you are well under state and federal thresholds for estate tax. There are several other fees you may have to handle - probate fees, capital gains, income tax, all depending on the nature of the assets in the estate. Please consult a qualified CPA/attorney to assess your potential liability.

** Please note this is not to be considered legal or tax advice, and creates no attorney-client relationship. **
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Gormley Law Office
10605 Concord St., Ste 420
Kensington, MD 20895
Telephone: (240) 514-2358
Cell: (443) 739-7993
Fax: (866) 594-5652
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