Diane A. Fox
(301) 654-7354 fax
Diane A. Fox is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Financial Services and Business & Commercial Transactions practice groups who concentrates in the areas of real estate and business transactions, real estate financing, leasing and tax deferred exchanges. She represents clients in the acquisition, sale and financing of commercial real estate which often includes shopping centers, urban and suburban office buildings, hotels, restaurants, industrial and multi-family properties. Ms. Fox also handles complex lease transactions involving shopping centers, office buildings and other commercial properties for landlords and tenants. Her transaction-oriented practice has included deals from $1 million to $200 million and involves the negotiation and preparation of contracts and loan documents for sellers, purchasers, lenders and borrowers.
Based on her familiarity with the structure and tax aspects of complex tax deferred real estate exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, Ms. Fox has prepared legal documentation for such transactions involving the exchange of properties in Maryland, California, Virginia, Montana, Florida, Delaware and the District of Columbia. She is experienced in title insurance and underwriting issues, and conducts commercial and residential real estate closings. She also has worked extensively with the formation and operation of limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations and other aspects of business law.
Appointed to the position by the County Executive, Ms. Fox served for five years as a Commissioner on the Montgomery County, Maryland Commission on Common Ownership Communities. Her committee activities include membership in the Montgomery County (Real Estate Section), Maryland (Section on Real Property, Planning and Zoning); American (Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust) and District of Columbia (Real Property Section) Bar Associations.
Ms. Fox received her J.D. cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1984. She earned a B.S.B.A. cum laude (Professional Accounting) in 1980 from American University, where she was inducted into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, and was the recipient of the Association of Government Accountants, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Student Honors Award. She is a member of the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
J.D., Cum Laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 1984
B.S.B.A., Cum Laude, American University, 1980