Government Experience

  • Chief of Staff, Office of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2008
    Environmental Law Journal
  • B.A., History, Shepherd University, 1999
  • B.A., Secondary Education, Shepherd University, 1999
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Brian P. Field


Brian Field is a member of Venable's Corporate Group. His practice is concentrated on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, securities transactions, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on Maryland corporation law as it relates to real estate investment trusts (REITs) and registered investment companies. In addition, Brian has assisted several non-traded registered REITs with their formation transactions under the NASAA REIT Guidelines.

Prior to joining Venable, Brian served as chief of staff for the Office of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator.

Significant Matters

Examples of recent transactions for which Brian has served as counsel include:
  • Independent counsel to special committees of the boards of directors of several companies in their consideration and negotiation of strategic alternatives
  • Maryland counsel to several REITs in connection with at-the-market offerings
  • Maryland counsel in the spin-offs of three publicly-traded companies
  • Maryland counsel to a REIT in connection with its $500 million initial public offering
  • Maryland counsel to a REIT in connection with its $400 million initial public offering and $120 million preferred offering
  • Maryland counsel to a family of open-end mutual funds in connection with reorganizations and issues related to Maryland law


Brian is an editor of Maryland Business Law Developments, a service of the Section of Business Law of the Maryland State Bar Association and serves as chair of the Committee on Business Law Developments Blog of the Business Law Section.

Brian serves as corporate secretary for The Seed School of Maryland.