Brian P. Field

Brian Field

Brian Field concentrates on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, securities transactions, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Brian focuses particularly 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 formation transactions under the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) REIT Guidelines. Prior to joining Venable, Brian served as chief of staff for the Office of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administrator.


Government Experience

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

Representative Matters

  • Served as independent counsel to several special committees of boards of directors in their consideration and negotiation of strategic alternatives and change of control transitions
  • Maryland counsel to a REIT in a $200 million preferred stock offering in Israel
  • Maryland counsel to several REITs in at-the-market offerings
  • Maryland counsel in the spin-offs of multiple publicly traded companies
  • Maryland counsel to a REIT in its $500 million initial public offering
  • Maryland counsel to a REIT in 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




  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association; chair, Business Law Section
  • Past Chair, Committee on Business Law Developments Blog of the Business Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021 – 2023
    • Lawyer of the Year, 2024
  • Legal 500, Real Estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs), 2021 – 2023


Pro Bono

  • Corporate secretary, The Seed School of Maryland