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Matthew D. Osnos, Esquire

Principal, Deputy Managing Director
mosnos@omng.com
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Direct: 301.572.3238
Fax: 301.572.6655

11785 Beltsville Dr, 10th Floor
Calverton, Maryland 20705

Matthew D. Osnos is an accomplished commercial litigation attorney with a proven track record of adept representation in the fields of contract disputes, real property disputes, partnership disputes, commercial loan workouts representing lenders and borrowers, creditor representation in bankruptcy, and other creditor remedies including judgments, foreclosures, and receiverships. Mr. Osnos is also a skilled real estate and business transactions attorney with extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions, commercial loan transactions, sales of businesses, contracts of all kinds, and transaction opinion letters.

With thirty-five years of practice, Mr. Osnos has consistently demonstrated a superior knowledge of the law which enables him to devise creative solutions to his clients’ problems. For example, in his successful representation of a business owner in a lawsuit to invalidate a contract option to purchase 65% of the stock of and control of his client’s business, and a related right of first refusal, Mr. Osnos creatively applied an English common law doctrine introduced in 1682, rarely invoked in modern-day litigation, to achieve his client’s desired results.

He has also effectively represented a non-profit horsemen’s association in the creation of a for-profit subsidiary, negotiation and closing of the sale of a horse racing track to the subsidiary, and financing of the acquisition by two different lenders - without an equity contribution - within a three-week period, culminating in a forty-eight hour closing, and resulting in the establishment of the only horse racing track in the United States owned by the association representing the horsemen racing at such track.

Mr. Osnos also represented Freddie Mac in handling the biggest foreclosure and re-sale of foreclosure real property in Freddie Mac history, with respect to a 900-unit apartment project.

Mr. Osnos manages and directs the Firm’s litigation attorneys in their mission to provide unequalled representation and expertise to clients. He also serves as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. His successes both in and outside of the courtroom speak not only to his legal acumen, but also to his dedication to client service.

Mr. Osnos was a member of the Special Joint Committee of the Section of Business Law and the Section of Real Property, Planning, and Zoning of the Maryland State Bar Association for the 2007 Report on Lawyers’ Opinions in Business Transactions. Mr. Osnos currently serves his community as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Center for Children and Families. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Education

Juris Doctor, Duke University School of Law, (1982)

Bachelor of Arts (History), University of Pennsylvania, (1979)

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Court of Appeals of Maryland (1982)
District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1983)
United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1983)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland (1983)
United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1983)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia (1983)
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1983)
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1983)
Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities
  • Member of Board of Trustees of National Center for Children and Families (2006 to Present)
    • Member of Committee on Trustees (2006 to Present)
    • Chair of Committee on Trustees (2006 to Present)
    • Executive Committee (2015 to Present)
  • Member of Special Joint Committee of the Section of Business Law and the Section of Real Property, Planning and Zoning of the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., for 2007 Report on Lawyers’ Opinions in Business Transactions (2005 to 2007)
    • Member of Enforceability, Equities and Entities Subcommittees
  • Member of MICPEL (Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers) Panel presenting live program and written program report on Commercial Leases in a Changing Economy (1990)
  • Member of American Bar Association (1982 to Present)
  • Member of Maryland State Bar Association (1982 to Present)
  • Member of Prince George’s County Bar Association (1982 to Present)
  • Member of District of Columbia Bar Association (1983 to Present)
  • Member of Duke Club of Washington
Professional Qualifications

Real estate and business transactions attorney with extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions, commercial loan transactions, sales of businesses, contracts of all kinds, and transaction opinion letters

Commercial litigation attorney with extensive experience in contract disputes, commercial loan workouts (for both lender and borrower), bankruptcy (creditor only), creditor remedies (judgments; foreclosure; receivership), and partnership disputes

Work Experience
  • Principal; O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A., Calverton, Maryland (and predecessor firms) (1988 to Present)
    Deputy Managing Director (2015 to Present); Practice Group Leader of Commercial Litigation Practice Group of the Firm (1996 to 2014); Member of Executive Committee of the Firm (1996 to Present); Chairman of Insurance Committee of the Firm , with primary responsibility for negotiating the Firm’s professional liability and business owner’s commercial coverages (1993 to Present)

  • Associate Attorney; predecessor firm(s) to O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A., Calverton, Maryland (1982 to 1987)