Richard Luchs practices principally in the areas of real estate and commercial law, with a concentration in litigation on both trial and appellate levels. He has extensive experience in the areas of real estate brokerage, property management, real estate matters, rent control, fair housing and employment law. Mr. Luchs is a leading practitioner as a landlord/owner advocate with respect to D.C.’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act and D.C.’s rent law rules and regulations.
Mr. Luchs is a founding shareholder of GDL. Mr. Luchs has been Chair of the Maryland Legislative Committee of the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) since 1996 and acted as a Member of the AOBA Tax Policy Committee in 1992. Mr. Luchs is certified by the District of Columbia Real Estate Commission to provide instruction in fair housing rules. Mr. Luchs was the co-presenter of a program entitled “Fair Housing Do’s and Don’ts for the New Millennium,” the videotape of which is circulated nationally by Creative Marketing Concepts Inc. He also has been an Instructor with the Graduate REALTOR® Institute. Mr. Luchs was also the Chair of the Task Force reviewing Chapter 53A of the Montgomery County Code, which contains provisions governing the right of first refusal for residential housing. Mr. Luchs has been on the D.C. Bar’s Standing Committee on Rental Housing since 1988. He was a member of the D.C. Bar’s Landlord/Tenant Task Force from 1995 – 1997 and a Member of the Council for Court Excellence from 1995 – 2008.