Linowes and Blocher LLP Expands Transactional Practice

May 10, 2016


Linowes and Blocher LLP Expands Transactional Practice

Brad Dashoff joins firm as partner

BETHESDA, Md. (May 10, 2016) – In continuing the strategic growth of its transactional practice, Linowes and Blocher LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Brad M. Dashoff as partner in the firm’s Bethesda office. Dashoff joins Linowes and Blocher from Sheppard Mullin.

Samuel H. Wiest and Emilie A. Whitehurst have also joined the firm as associates in the transactional practice.

“We are committed to broadening our transactional capabilities in support of our clients’ dynamic and complex needs,” said Linowes and Blocher Managing Partner Andrew M. Goldstein. “Brad is highly regarded for his talent and ongoing accomplishments, and will most certainly be an asset to our clients and his colleagues. We are proud and excited to welcome Brad, Sam and Emilie to the firm.”

Dashoff concentrates on a variety of real estate matters, including the acquisition, disposition and ground leasing of commercial properties, complex joint venture structures, and real estate development, along with the various types of debt and equity financing structures and alternatives related to such transactions. His experience includes representing owners and developers in multiparcel mixed-use development projects, landlords in sale-leaseback transactions, and borrowers and lenders in traditional, construction, securitized and mezzanine financings. Dashoff has also represented sponsors and investors in the creation of real estate investment funds. Dashoff earned his JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School and his BA from the University of Michigan. 

As an associate in Linowes and Blocher’s Condo/HOA Practice Group, Wiest represents condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations of various sizes, assisting with board operations, preparing necessary amendments to governing documents and policy resolutions, contract review, association collections, and foreclosures. He also works with developers and builders to prepare governing documents, easements and other necessary documents for various common interest projects, and to ensure compliance with state and local disclosure and registration requirements. Wiest earned his JD and his MIA from Penn State University, and his BA from Brigham Young University.

Whitehurst is an associate in Linowes and Blocher’s Real Estate Practice Group. She joins the firm from St. John Properties, Inc., where she represented the corporation as landlord in drafting and negotiating commercial leases for its Mid-Atlantic properties. Before St. John Properties, Whitehurst practiced as an associate in the real estate group at Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP. She was also a postgraduate legal fellow with the Office of the Attorney General in Baltimore. Whitehurst earned her JD and BBA (magna cum laude) from William & Mary

About Linowes and Blocher LLP

Linowes and Blocher LLP ( is an innovative and sophisticated commercial real estate law firm in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area and surrounding Maryland and Virginia jurisdictions. Founded in 1956, Linowes and Blocher attorneys have broad and deep commercial real estate industry experience in bankruptcy, business, condo/HOA, environmental, land use/zoning, litigation, real estate and tax matters. The firm’s clients include developers, property owners, business owners, nonprofits, investors and government entities representing a range of industries.