December 05, 2019

Venable Continues to Grow Its Zoning and Land Use Practice in the Tysons and DC Offices with the Addition of Zachary Williams

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WASHINGTON, DC (December 5, 2019) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Zachary G. Williams has joined the firm as counsel in the Zoning and Land Use Practice in Tysons and DC. Mr. Williams focuses his practice on land use law, and land use and real property litigation.

Mr. Williams represents clients in a broad range of land use, zoning, and real estate development matters, including applications for special exceptions, comprehensive plan amendments, conditional use permits, special use permits, site plans, variances, subdivisions, and rezonings. He also regularly assists clients with zoning violation issues and zoning due diligence reviews prior to the acquisition and development of property. In addition to land use and zoning development work, Mr. Williams has handled land use and real property-related litigation and appeals that have reached the Virginia Supreme Court, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Appeals, and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Kedrick Whitmore, partner-in-charge of Venable's Tysons office, said, "Zach's arrival will contribute to Venable having one of the region's premier land use and zoning practices. His varied experience across jurisdictions will be invaluable as we continue to represent development and real estate interests throughout Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland."

In addition to Mr. Williams, the firm recently added three new associates to the Tysons office.

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Williams said, "I am very excited to join Venable's highly regarded land use and real estate group, which is at the forefront of some of the most exciting and important real estate development projects in the Washington, DC region. The talent and depth of expertise that Venable offers will allow me to better serve my clients on a broad array of real estate-related matters."

Mr. Williams received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, and his B.A. in Political Science from Davidson College.

Venable's Zoning and Land Use Practice is trusted by real estate investors, developers, landowners, and public agencies that have simple to complex zoning and land use needs. Venable has a breadth of experience in the legislative, administrative, and regulatory aspects of complex zoning, landmarks, and other land use issues. Typically engaged at the outset of a project, the firm develops and implements legal strategies to expedite a project, from the conceptual stage all the way through application and ultimate approval, while minimizing the risk of litigation and other delays.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit