Willing to Act as Local Counsel
Moore & Associates (“M&A”) has been and remains legal counsel to federal agencies, government sponsored entities and corporate/individual clients.
M&A combines an array of core competencies on matters ranging from financial transactions, consumer financial, complex corporate law, structured finance, securities, regulated entities, litigation, real estate acquisitions, and redevelopment, to asset valuations, management, and dispositions.
M&A was awarded a GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract a n d is certified under GSA Schedule 520 (PSS) – No.: GS-23F-0031X: SIN 520 1 (Financial Advisor) — SIN 520 2(Complex Transaction Specialist) — SIN 520 6 (Legal Advisor). The contract period has been extended and a second renewal forthcoming: 1/25/2021 – 1/24/2026 (under the second renewal).
Current Projects: (1) Fourth contract providing FOIA Analysts for the U. S. Treasury Department, Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program; (2) Litigation Support, General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; (3) Awarded Task Orders under a Blanket Purchase Agreement with the General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service Office of Real Property Utilization & Disposal, to provide commercial brokerage and legal services to various government agencies nationwide; and (4) Contract issued by United States Attorney (Dept. of Justice) – Middle District of Georgia, to provide legal support services.
We have exceptional CPARS and outstanding references serving as legal counsel to federal and state agencies and government-sponsored entities such as (1) the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, U.S. Department of Treasury, (2) General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency, (3) General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service Office of Real Property Utilization & Disposal Division, (4) NSF, Office of General Counsel, (5) DOD, Office of Research and Technology Applications, (6) Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, (7) Office of the Attorney General, State of Maryland, Maryland Energy Administration, (8) Office of the Attorney General, State of Maryland, Consumer Affairs Division, (9) Special Committee, State Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, President Pro Tem, Maryland State Senate, and Douglas W. Nelson, Past President, Annie E. Casey Foundation, (10) State of Maryland, Office of the Attorney General, and (11) Prince George’s County, Maryland Redevelopment Authority.
M&A also manages up to 1 million sq. ft. of retail and office space throughout the DMV – Washington Metropolitan Area. Our commercial real estate division represents owners, developers, institutional investors and major commercial lenders in structuring real estate development projects, capital formation, and asset-based financing, as well as foreclosure and workout transactions.
A few examples follow:
Quality Time Learning Center: M&A serves as legal counsel to QTLC, the largest privately held licensed childcare center in the State of Maryland, which provides childcare and early learning programs for historically disadvantaged and at-risk infants and ages 1 – 5 at level 4 standards. Noteworthy requirements for Level 4 are national accreditation for meeting the highest standards for high quality early care and education. M&A secured approval of the Site Plan with full entitlement to build the “Annex” on the “Site Area” under the “Standard Method Development” as permitted in the “Fenton Overlay Zone” which would be an example of the type of reinvestment and redevelopment of existing properties and compatible uses envisioned for Fenton Village. Several programmatic enhancements are planned once redevelopment of the QTLC campus is complete, including, the addition of an indoor multi-purpose gymnasium area, a language and reading resource room, an art and music room, and a staff lounge to complement and enrich the unique design and functionality of the building and operations. An outdoor amphitheater is also planned for general assembly and school performances with dual purposes reserved for community events after school hours to promote neighborhood outreach and enhance the quality of life for households within Fenton Village and the surrounding communities.
The Project Site occupies an important and prominent location at the southern entrance to the Silver Spring Central Business District, Fenton Overlay Zone. As proposed, the Project shall continue the redevelopment and transformation of a busy section of Georgia Avenue by converting a surface parking lot into a revenue-producing, innovative building designed as part of an active and inviting daycare and advance learning center campus at the entrance to Fenton Village. The Project lays the foundation to complete renovation and development of the QTLC campus including two buildings both with elegant, creative architecture and engaging spaces envisioned to maximize use and enrich the presence of QTLC in Fenton Village for the benefit of the greater Silver Spring community at a cost exceeding 12M.
Buckman Road Associates – Section Two Limited Partnership: M&A has been legal counsel to the ownership of Fairwood Green Shopping Center (“Fairwood Center”) acquired in 2007 for $42,000,000. After the acquisition M&A continued to handle all legal, commercial leasing and related matters for the owner of the Fairwood Center including land use matters affecting the Fairwood Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The firm recently handled the inclusion of Kaiser-Permanente to develop a 24-hour health care facility currently under development on several parcels within the Fairwood Center.
U.S. Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) & U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Office of Research and Technology Applications: M&A provided high level legal counsel and support to DOD, Office of Research and Technology Applications. We pioneered and authored the first private equity deal involving WRAIR and Iomai Corporation, a public company trading on the NYSE. A transaction exceeding the value of all technology transactions undertaken by WRAIR todate. The firm continued to structure complex joint ventures and technology exchanges to pool resources with the private sector and to promote privatization of patentable technologies with national implications for the public benefit as legal counsel to the Head ORTA for many years. M&A has maintained an outstanding relationship with the Office of Research and Technology Applications at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.
State of Maryland, Office of the Attorney General (MD-OAG) and Consumer Protection Division/Fairwood Homeowners Association, Inc. (“Association”): M&A served as legal counsel to the Association in consultation with the State of Maryland, Office of the Attorney General, Consumers Affairs Division. The Community Founder, General Growth Properties, sought to unlawfully burden the Association with a $4M debt in violation of the Maryland State Consumer Protection Act. M&A was engaged to resolve the dispute and reduced the debt by $2M in favor of the Association. As part of an overall settlement agreement with the Association, the Community Founder as compensation for violating the Consumer Protection Act transferred and conveyed without consideration or cost to the Association good, marketable and insurable fee simple title to Parcel K, subject to utility easements necessary for the continued development of the community.
We also have significant experience in managing large public-private ventures and evaluating sophisticated commercial arrangements with public, private, and non-profit entities.
East Baltimore Development, Inc.: M&A was chosen to represent approximately 1,300 low income households involuntarily displaced or relocated by use of eminent domain to make way for perhaps the largest commercial redevelopment project in the State of Maryland at the time. The effort was undertaken by a Public-Private Partnership including Johns Hopkins University, Forest City – New East Baltimore Partnership, Federal and State elected representatives such as Congressman Cummings and the Baltimore City Mayor and Council.
M&A was reengaged by Federal, state and local elected officials to work closely with EBDI and its stakeholders including Johns Hopkins University and the Annie E. Casey Foundation to prepare an economic base and market analysis and to help capitalize a community reinvestment fund. The firm was reengaged a third time to support Project stakeholders to interpret and apply the Minority Inclusion Agreement for (1) minority inclusion re: workforce development and commercial investments, (2) “Best Practices,” and (3) community reinvestment in affordable housing. M&A also served as legal counsel to a minority co-developer of nineteen (19) residential rental buildings containing sixty-three (63) units designated for low income housing in Baltimore, Maryland financed in part through use of LITC and private investor funds.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (Prince George’s County): M&A was engaged to prepare an initial Feasibility Study and Market Analysis of the Westphalia COC Plan under review.
M&A designed and implemented race-and gender-neutral policies and programs for public and private sector activities that have withstood judicial scrutiny.
Lot 31 StonebridgeCarras: M&A was engaged to design guidelines to encourage the meaningful participation of small, minority and women owned businesses (“MFDs”). The firm designed economic inclusion policies and programs approved by Montgomery County for this high profile public-private real estate project (the “MFD Program”), which established a high ceiling mark in equity participation, prime contracting and in MFD participation goals for Montgomery County. to spearhead high-profile redevelopment and operational activities involving disparity studies, race- and gender-neutral policies, W/MBE and small business programs and related federal civil rights and constitutional law issues.
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Person of contact: "Teya" Moore