BRIAN GORMLEY ESQ.

Brian Gormley has a dynamic transactional practice with tremendous experience representing clients at all parts of the continuum. Having worked with large institutions in the structured finance and capital markets world, developers, nonprofits and lenders in the multifamily housing market, and individual distressed homeowners and estates, he is familiar with all levels of clients and their associated needs.

He has extensive real estate experience, representing clients in multifamily housing transactions, DC TOPA cases (Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act), foreclosure defense and short sales, and as a title attorney and a real estate broker. He also has an active probate and estate planning practice, and is always looking to push the envelope to develop creative and innovative solutions to client’s unique and ever-changing needs. He has worked on and closed transactions totaling literally billions of dollars. That said, no client is too small. He enjoys taking the time to listen to individual concerns, and structure deals or negotiations accordingly. Attention to detail is a hallmark of a competent attorney, but the ability to transition to bigger picture analysis and generate solutions to practical constraints is what sets him apart.

ASSOCIATES

MICHELLE D. LEE

Michelle D. Lee is an attorney whose practice focuses on family and fiduciary litigation.  For the past twelve years, Ms. Lee has represented clients in family, guardianship, and trust & estate litigation matters.  In addition to litigating cases, Ms. Lee also represents clients in estate & trust administration, estate planning and elder law matters.  Her top priority is client satisfaction.  She always has enough time to explain the legal nuances of a case or just act as a sounding board for processing grief.

Ms. Lee graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2006, and is licensed to practice in Maryland and the United States District Court for Maryland. 

Distinctions: 
Super Lawyers 2018 
Rising Star 2015 – 2017

CARL WARD

Carl joined the firm in February 2022, with a primary focus on litigation. His principal areas of practice are in civil, criminal, and family law matters.

After graduating from Syracuse University College of Law, he began his legal career with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office representing the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, engaging predominately in appellate litigation. He then expanded his trial experience through a position with the Prince George’s County Public Defender’s Office where he concentrated on representing juveniles and youth.

Carl enjoys volunteering and is on the Vestry of his church. He’s active in the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar Association, and had positions on its governance committee. Carl was also the head coach of the men’s and women’s water polo teams while at Syracuse, balancing his legal studies and athletic schedules.

Carl was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended Prince George’s County Public Schools. He is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Maryland Young Lawyers Section.

JISOO ‘JAY’ KIM

Jisoo ‘Jay’ Kim is an attorney with a focus on civil matters involving contract disputes, commercial leasing, and landlord-tenant representation.  He also has extensive experience in handling personal injury matters, including auto accidents and slip & fall.

Prior to joining the firm, Jay served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Irma S. Raker (ret.), for the Supreme Court of Maryland (prev. Court of Appeals of Maryland), and as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Karla N. Smith, for the Circuit Court for Montgomery County of Maryland, through which he gained critical insight into the deliberative process of a judge’s chambers on both trial and appellate levels.  He subsequently gained practical experience at reputable boutique and large firms in Maryland and the District of Columbia, handling litigation matters from inception to finish, including drafting complaints, motions practice, discovery practice (including depositions), mediations, trials and appeals, as first chair.

Jay has been serving as Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland since 2021, and is also an active member of bar associations in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Danuta Danilova

Brian is an exceptional lawyer, negotiator and human being. He is always there for you.

Out of a very contentious situation, he negotiated a deal that made all sides genuinely happy. This seemed inconceivable, and it would not have happened without him.

What's more, Brian's humanity has made it a pleasure working with him.

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2021-07-19T12:59:47-04:00
Brian is an exceptional lawyer, negotiator and human being. He is always there for you. Out of a very contentious situation, he negotiated a deal that made all sides genuinely happy. This seemed inconceivable, and it would not have happened without him. What's more, Brian's humanity has made it a pleasure working with him. This review is from a person who hired this attorney. Hired attorney

Cousin Ronnie

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Brian was so very helpful and knowledgeable and handled our LT case wonderfully and successfully. He took it on when others were skeptical about the prospects of us winning (we are the landlord). He listened and offered solutions. He worked with me and the tenant to achieve a "win-win" for everyone but we were the winners when we got Brian Gormley to represent us.

#winning #smilingallthewaytothebank #legaleagle #briangormley #briangormleylawoffice
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5
2021-07-19T13:00:34-04:00
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Brian was so very helpful and knowledgeable and handled our LT case wonderfully and successfully. He took it on when others were skeptical about the prospects of us winning (we are the landlord). He listened and offered solutions. He worked with me and the tenant to achieve a "win-win" for everyone but we were the winners when we got Brian Gormley to represent us. #winning #smilingallthewaytothebank #legaleagle #briangormley #briangormleylawoffice

Chris D

I highly recommend Brian Gormley. He gave us excellent advise on an issue that we have with a home we just purchased. Thank you Brian!
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2021-07-19T13:01:30-04:00
I highly recommend Brian Gormley. He gave us excellent advise on an issue that we have with a home we just purchased. Thank you Brian!

David MacMillan

Brian did a fantastic job on a case that I didn't think could be won. Super responsive and always on top of things. Recommend this firm 100%!!
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5
2021-07-19T13:02:53-04:00
Brian did a fantastic job on a case that I didn't think could be won. Super responsive and always on top of things. Recommend this firm 100%!!

David & Jenn Mac





I had a really challenging and difficult property case that other attorneys rejected. Brian did a fantastic job and made a real difference for my family. He's helpful, knowledgeable, and got the job done. A+++!



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5
2018-10-19T20:46:46-04:00
I had a really challenging and difficult property case that other attorneys rejected. Brian did a fantastic job and made a real difference for my family. He's helpful, knowledgeable, and got the job done. A+++!

Gileen Wesley

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great rating, much appreciated.
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5
2021-07-19T12:54:55-04:00
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great rating, much appreciated.

Nicole Sparkman

Brian is responsive, a great negotiator and a delightful person.
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5
2021-07-19T12:58:04-04:00
Brian is responsive, a great negotiator and a delightful person.

Sax Properties, LLC

Great people on the team! They’ve ALWAYS gone above and beyond!
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2021-07-19T12:58:43-04:00
Great people on the team! They’ve ALWAYS gone above and beyond!

Edward A.

Now that the dust has cleared and the holiday season is upon us, my wife and I wanted to take the opportunity to personally thank each of you for all of your efforts in the short sale of our house last month. I will say that the Cornerstone Team is responsive and thorough and handled our short sale with a great deal of professionalism. It’s always a pleasure to work with individuals whom you feel you can trust and rely in these tough economic times, especially when dealing with a subject as controversial as a short sale. So once again, thank you very much and Happy Holidays to each of you. Yours Truly, Marina and Ed Alexander PS: In a short time, we may be looking for a new home. Don’t be surprised if we call you guys to help us find us that fantastic foreclosure/short sell opportunity that’s almost too good to be true. I’ve always heard about these amazing foreclosure/short sale deals but until our home sold, I haven’t actually experienced one. As far as I’m concerned, the gentleman that bought our house benefited from an incredible short sale deal. Hopefully when we start our new home search, we can be fortunate enough to find one, too.
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2017-12-26T03:19:03-04:00
Now that the dust has cleared and the holiday season is upon us, my wife and I wanted to take the opportunity to personally thank each of you for all of your efforts in the short sale of our house last month. I will say that the Cornerstone Team is responsive and thorough and handled our short sale with a great deal of professionalism. It’s always a pleasure to work with individuals whom you feel you can trust and rely in these tough economic times, especially when dealing with a subject as controversial as a short sale. So once again, thank you very much and Happy Holidays to each of you. Yours Truly, Marina and Ed Alexander PS: In a short time, we may be looking for a new home. Don’t be surprised if we call you guys to help us find us that fantastic foreclosure/short sell opportunity that’s almost too good to be true. I’ve always heard about these amazing foreclosure/short sale deals but until our home sold, I haven’t actually experienced one. As far as I’m concerned, the gentleman that bought our house benefited from an incredible short sale deal. Hopefully when we start our new home search, we can be fortunate enough to find one, too.

Ralph P.

There is too much that can be said about the diligence and hard work of Brian Gormley. I was introduced to Brian through my realtor and Brian walked me through my options to avoid foreclosure. He set expectations of the steps of the short sale process and the expectations I should expect from him. Not only did he deliver on all expectations, he exceeded them! I’ve heard stories of the lender taking a long time to approve the short sale, however with the pressure of Brian, the approval was prompt. The first offer the bank provided was not acceptable and Brian went back to the bank to negotiate a better price and we got an offer! I know Brian has a lot on his plate and it always felt like he was always accessible. I never had to call Brian more than once for an update and always felt reassured and at ease after speaking with him. Brian has set the bar high on how someone should run their business. Thanks again for everything!
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2017-12-26T03:10:04-04:00
There is too much that can be said about the diligence and hard work of Brian Gormley. I was introduced to Brian through my realtor and Brian walked me through my options to avoid foreclosure. He set expectations of the steps of the short sale process and the expectations I should expect from him. Not only did he deliver on all expectations, he exceeded them! I’ve heard stories of the lender taking a long time to approve the short sale, however with the pressure of Brian, the approval was prompt. The first offer the bank provided was not acceptable and Brian went back to the bank to negotiate a better price and we got an offer! I know Brian has a lot on his plate and it always felt like he was always accessible. I never had to call Brian more than once for an update and always felt reassured and at ease after speaking with him. Brian has set the bar high on how someone should run their business. Thanks again for everything!
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“Customer service and aggressive client advocacy are my touchstone legal values. I have represented the full continuum of clients ranging from large institutions engaging in complicated financial transactions, to individuals trying to complete a simple will or defend their home from foreclosure. From all of this experience, I have found that the most rewarding feeling is to be able to help someone in need.”

Licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.