William H.T. Rice

William Rice

Will Rice focuses his practice on real estate and business planning matters. Representing clients across the country in a broad array of commercial real estate transactions, Will offers counsel regarding all types of property, including residential, commercial, office, and mixed-use development projects. He has drafted sale, acquisition, loan, and refinancing documents for over $1 billion in commercial transactions, coordinating closings with seamless communication between all parties. Will also has experience advising clients on business formation, registration, and compliance.

Prior to joining Venable, Will was an associate attorney in a commercial real estate law firm in Baltimore, where he drafted primary and ancillary deal documents, negotiated with businesses and lenders to facilitate transactions, and conducted due diligence review of real estate agreements, title and survey matters, and land records.



  • J.D. University of Maryland School of Law 2019
    • Articles editor, Journal of Health Care Law and Policy
    • President, Business Law Society
    • Member, Written and Oral Advocacy Committee, Moot Court Board
    • Recipient, Joseph Bernstein Prize
    • Recipient, William P. Cunningham Award
    • Judicial intern, the Honorable Andrea Leahy, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, 2017
  • B.A. Economics cum laude University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2016
    • Scholar, The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Virginia