James D. Gaumond


Phone: 215-855-9521
Email: jgaumond@hoflawgroup.com

Jim represents clients in real estate, government and regulatory work, banking, contracts, construction and family law with over twenty-nine years working in the private and public sector and understands the needs of business owners, non-profits and individuals.

Jim represents developers, general contractors, architectural and engineering firms, as well as public housing authorities and non-profit organizations. Jim is a licensed real estate agent and is experienced in all areas of real estate matters, as well as family, estate law and commercial transactions.

Jim has vast experience facilitating development teams, and identifying and obtaining private and public financing to fully fund various types of development projects. Jim understands, first hand, the demands and time constraints of business owners, having run several businesses over the last ten years including Franklin Development Group, LLC and EcoEnergy Independent Systems, LLC.

Jim served as Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer for United Athletes Foundation, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation, founded by professional athletes with over 150 pro athlete members from all major sports.  Jim brings twenty-five years of coalition building, program development and revitalization efforts to affect change with measurable results.  Jim leverages his legal, entrepreneurial, corporate, government and non-profit experience to co-create, direct, or support UAF service programs.  Jim believes working for UAF gives him “the opportunity and to be on a team that has a shared, transformational vision that benefits from diversity, innovation and collaboration that changes the conversation for the better.”

Jim’s legal and consulting experience is in commercial and residential real estate development projects mixed-income/mixed use developments at all levels and all phases: site identification negotiation and acquisition. Significant experience applying for and obtaining various forms of public funding, including, but not limited to: Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, CDBG, Federal Home Loan Funds.   Jim is also experienced in drafting and negotiating various private and public loan documents, regulatory agreements, deed restrictions, tax abatements, PILOT agreements, and related documents.

Jim graduated from Salem College in 1988 with a B.S. in Psychology and Political Science, having served as Coach and Captain of the College Rugby Team as well as President of the Student Body. Following graduation, Jim completed his studies and earned a J.D. from Delaware Law school in 1991. Furthering his education, Jim completed his studies and earned an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000.

Jim is the proud father of two daughters and often serves as a coach on their various sports teams.