06.08.2010 Howard E. Gordon Named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation RICHMOND, Va. -- Williams Mullen announces that Howard E. Gordon, a partner in the firm’s Norfolk, Va. office, has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars who have demonstrated the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership is limited to only one third of one percent of the lawyers in America.

“Howard is a remarkable attorney and is very deserving of this honor,” said Thomas R. Frantz, CEO of the firm. 

Mr. Gordon’s practice is focused on commercial and multi-family real estate, commercial leases, ground leases, land use planning and permits. Mr. Gordon’s experience includes representing owners and developers in the acquisition of land, development, leasing and financing of numerous shopping centers and multi-family housing projects, as well as hotels and development of a traditional neighborhood. He also has represented borrowers in the closing of conventional, FHA-insured, conduit and specialty loans secured by commercial and multi-family properties. Mr. Gordon has represented developers of multi-family housing properties which received Low Income Housing Tax Credits or Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Contracts and were financed by either loans from the Virginia Housing Development Authority, loans insured by FHA or local housing authority bonds. He has also represented developers of hotels which have used New Markets Tax Credits to reduce the equity required for development.

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