Education

George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1972

Hiram College, B.A., 1969

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
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Robert C. Park, Jr.

Partner
ph: 301.961.5175
Bethesda
7200 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Robert C. Park, Jr. has been with the firm since 1975, and his practice emphasizes real estate and commercial litigation, including the areas of landlord/tenant, eminent domain and condemnation. He also heads the Real Property Taxation Practice for the Firm. Please see the description of the Litigation Practice Area and the Real Property Taxation Practice Area on the firm's website for a more detailed summary of Bob's practice in these two areas.

One of Bob's particular areas of interest is alternative dispute resolution. Bob was chair of the bar association committee which in 1989 began a mediation program in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. Since that time, Bob has been Chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and is a Past-Chair of the Section Council of the State Bar's ADR Section. He currently serves as a mediator appointed by the Court to resolve cases in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County and also represents parties in mediations and arbitrations.

Bob has been an occasional lecturer and author for programs sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL), the National Business Institute, Lorman Education Services and the Montgomery County and Maryland State Bar Associations. Bob also has taught the Professionalism Course required to be taken by all new admittees to the Maryland State Bar.

Significant Projects

Thomas A. Huggins, et al. v. Huggins & Harrison, Inc., 220 Md. App. 405 (2014), where the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed the favorable decision received in the Circuit Court for the landlord client that, pursuant to the language of the commercial lease, the lease had terminated upon the rezoning of the property and the tenant was obligated to renegotiate the lease upon the demand of the landlord. 

Stephen J. Miller, et al. v. Rosewick Road Development, LLC, 214 Md. App. 275 (2013),  where appeals court found in clients’ favor and reversed decision of the lower court removing clients who were the trustees of a real estate trust. The appeals court held that the lower court was clearly erroneous when the lower court found that the trustees’ inability to sell the trust property under the facts of this case equated to a failure or inability of the trustees to perform their fiduciary duties.

Supervisor of Assessments v. Stellar GT, 406 Md. 658, 961 A.2d 1119 (2008): Court of Appeals of Maryland affirmed the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland decision in Stellar GT v. Supervisor of Assessments, 178 Md. App. 624, 943 A.2d 100 (2008), that had reversed previous decisions of the Circuit Court and the Maryland Tax Court. The appellate courts held in favor of the property owner that an out-of-cycle reassessment of commercial property, triggered by its sale, was not authorized by statute. Decision resulted in a tax refund to client of over $1.5 million.

Olle v 5401Western Avenue Residential, LLC, F. Supp. 2d 141 (D.D.C 2008): Court held that claims of contract purchaser of a luxury condominium unit against developer/seller had to be arbitrated.

Marrick Properties, Inc. v. Bell Atlantic-Maryland, Inc., Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, No. 2948, September Term 2002 (filed February 9, 2004): Dealing with responsibility for costs of relocating utilities' facilities adjacent to private subdivision development.

Society of American Foresters v. Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 114 Md. App. 244, 689 A.2d 622 (1997): Dealing with obligations to arbitrate disputes under contracts.

Edward Mowle, et al. v. Epping Forest, Inc. , Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, No. 928, September Term 1994 (filed February 9, 1995): Dealing with claims of adverse possession against community association property.

Ferrero Construction Company v. Dennis Rourke Corporation , 311 Md. 560, 536 A.2d 1137 (1988): A leading case in Maryland dealing with rights of first refusal and the rule against perpetuities in real estate contracts.

Italian Fisherman, et al. v. Rosalie Middlemas , 313 Md. 156, 545 A.2d 1 (1988): Case which for the first time in Maryland provided clear distinction between assignments and subleases of lease interests in commercial property.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated for 25 consecutive years; highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards
  • Chairperson of the Year, Montgomery County Bar Association, 1989-90
  • Seventh Annual Pro Bono Service Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2000
  • Fourteenth Annual Professionalism Award, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2003

Professional Background

  • Linowes and Blocher LLP, 1975-Present
  • Montgomery County, Maryland, Assistant County Attorney, 1972-1975

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Montgomery County Bar Association

  • Past Treasurer and Past Member, Executive Committee
  • Co-Chair, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee

Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Past Treasurer and Past Member, Board of Directors

State of Maryland Bar Association

  • Past Member, Board of Governors
  • Past Member, Budget and Finance Committee