Matthew Gordon is a Partner in the firm’s Land Use/Zoning Practice. He represents clients in all aspects of the development review processes, from pre-project and acquisition due diligence to public hearings. Matthew previously served as an Associate County Attorney in the Prince George’s County Office of Law, where he routinely served as a legal advisor to the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE). He uses his significant government experience to help clients navigate the complex regulatory issues involved in developing real estate in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. He has worked on a variety of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects, and has substantial experience with mixed-use and infill redevelopment projects. Representative development projects that Matthew has worked on include:
• Assisted with obtaining concurrent Planning Board approval of Sketch, Site and Preliminary Plan applications for the Marriott International Headquarters project, a mixed-use redevelopment that will include approximately 1 million square feet of office and hotel uses in Downtown Bethesda.
• Helped with obtaining combined Planning Board approval of Sketch, Site and Preliminary Plan applications for the Avocet Tower, a mixed-use project that will include redevelopment of the old Bethesda Police Station with a trophy office building and hotel along the Wisconsin Avenue Corridor in Bethesda.
• Assisted with land use and zoning representation for the Twinbrook Quarter Project Plan approval, a ±18-acre mixed-use redevelopment with proposed multi-family, restaurant, grocery, retail, and office uses in the City of Rockville.
• Helped with the land use and zoning representation for 7607 Old Georgetown Road, a future high-rise apartment building with ground-floor retail approved in the Bethesda Central Business District.
Matthew is a lifelong Montgomery County resident. He is admitted to practice in the Maryland state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Matthew serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce and as a business representative to the Bethesda Downtown Implementation Advisory Committee.
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George Washington University School of Law, J.D. with honors
Tulane, Bachelor of Science in Management, Finance
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United States District Court for the District of Maryland