Allen H. Fox

Retired Partner

Fox, Allen H.

Allen Fox joined the firm in 1981 and retired in 2013. His practice involved all aspects of real estate investment, development, finance, leasing and sale, including loan workouts and restructuring.

Mr. Fox's practice focused on transactions involving the acquisition, development, financing, sale and lease of office, industrial, multifamily residential, mixed-use, shopping center and hotel properties.

Mr. Fox served as counsel to a broad range of clients engaged in real estate related transactions, including:

  • Developers such as Spaulding and Slye, Jones Lang LaSalle, Opus East, West*Group Properties, PN Hoffman and Aviation Facilities Company
  • Investment companies and pension fund advisors such as General Investment and Development Company, BlackRock Realty, and Potomac Capital Investment Corporation
  • Corporate clients such as The Boston Consulting Group, Legg Mason & Co., Pepco and Bookham Technology
  • Life insurance companies such as Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, New York Life Insurance Company and John Hancock Life Insurance Company

Mr. Fox lectured at seminars sponsored by national and local real estate organizations on subjects such as big box zoning, leasing and construction contracts.

Honors & Awards



Publications & News


May 24, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

March 30, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Preliminary Results Announced

March 15, 2011

Chambers USA 2011 Preliminary Results Announced

June 11, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Reveals Final Results Ranking 101 WilmerHale Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and one WilmerHale lawyers are recognized in the eighth edition of the guide and the firm is listed as among the best in dozens of practice areas throughout its six US locations.

March 18, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Honors WilmerHale, Ranking Over 100 Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and two WilmerHale lawyers will be recognized in the eighth edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

June 12, 2009

Chambers USA 2009 Reveals Complete Rankings

March 4, 2009

WilmerHale Announces 99 Lawyers and 34 Practices Recognized in Chambers USA 2009

June 13, 2008

Chambers USA 2008: Final Results

June 15, 2007

Chambers USA 2007: Complete Results Revealed

One-hundred WilmerHale Lawyers and 35 Firm Practice Areas Recognized in the Latest Edition

Recent Highlights

Among other noteworthy projects, Mr. Fox represented:

  • A national development company in a new mixed-use classroom, biotechnology laboratory and office building at the Johns Hopkins University campus in Montgomery County, Maryland, including a ground lease from and partial leaseback to the university, a joint venture with an equity investor, leases to other private users of space in the building and construction loan financing for the project
  • A national development company in a ground lease and lease for NOAA’s new Center for Climate and Weather Prediction at the M Square Research Park of the University of Maryland
  • The investment company subsidiary of Pepco in the sale and leaseback of Edison Place, the headquarters of Pepco Holdings, Inc. in Washington DC
  • A national development company on the acquisition and reconstruction of a 500,000 square foot office building, including $196,800 construction loan, joint venture with an institutional investor, and related takeout commitment and multiparty agreement
  • A national development company in workouts of construction and mezzanine financing for office and condominium projects in the Greater Washington DC area
  • Foreign investors in loan workouts and foreclosures relating to mezzanine loans and loan participations in US real estate projects
  • Landlords and tenants in well over 4,000,000 square feet of office, industrial and retail lease transactions
  • Institutional owners of office properties in restructuring leases with distressed tenants

Community Involvement

Mr. Fox served on the board of directors and is the past chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.



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JD, with honors, George Washington University Law School, 1976

BA, cum laude, Washington University, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa

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District of Columbia



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