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Zachary G. Williams



George Washington University Law School, J.D. 2008

  • Member, The American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal

Davidson College, B.A., 2005

  • Managing Editor, The Davidsonian

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2010
  • Maryland, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
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Zachary Williams is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman. He practices in the areas of land use law and litigation. He represents clients in a broad range of land use matters and civil cases in trial and appellate courts in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. 

Zach has assisted clients with land use, zoning and real estate development projects in Virginia in jurisdictions including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County and Botetourt County, as well as in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the City of Frederick in Maryland. His land use work includes applications for special exceptions, conditional uses, special use permits, site plans, variances, subdivisions and rezonings. Zach also regularly assists clients with zoning violation issues and zoning due diligence reviews prior to acquisition and development of property. 

In addition to land use and zoning work, Zach’s practice includes litigation matters involving real property, local government and construction-related matters such as easement disputes, rights of first refusal, adverse possession, restrictive covenants, commercial lease disputes and condominium and homeowners association disputes. He has also assisted business clients with litigation matters involving consumer protection act claims, partnership disputes and franchise disputes. 

Prior to joining the firm, Zach gained significant litigation experience at a regional litigation firm in Washington, D.C. He has handled high-profile land use and property cases including cases that reached the Virginia Supreme Court, Maryland Court of Appeals and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. 

Rated by Super Lawyers


Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Land Use & Zoning, 2016-2017

Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star in General Litigation, 2015

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Rising Star in General Litigation, 2014 - present


Zoning and Land Use 

  • Obtained approval of site plan application in the City of Frederick, Maryland. 
  • Handled multiple special exception applications in Fairfax County and Arlington County, Virginia. 
  • Assisted with a subdivision and detailed site plan application in Prince George’s County, Maryland. 
  • Assisted with a site plan application in Loudoun County, Virginia. 
  • Prepared zoning due diligence memoranda for clients in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. 


  • Argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia in a case involving land use and local government issues in Fairfax County, Virginia. 
  • Motion to Dismiss granted in The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in dismissing a $10 million breach of partnership matter in a government contractor dispute. 
  • Defended a well-known local business in a case in Richmond City involving consumer protection act and breach of contract claims. 
  • Defended a dental practice in a case in Fairfax County in a lease dispute following an asset purchase agreement. 
  • First chair arbitration experience defending business clients in cases involving consumer protection act and negligence claims.

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Speaking Engagements


Professional & Community Affiliations

NAIOP – Northern Virginia Chapter Member and Developing Leaders Mentor Program 

Virginia State Bar – Local Government Section 

District of Columbia Bar – Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section 

Maryland State Bar Association Real Property Section

Beyond the Suit

Outside of the office, Zach plays tenor saxophone in a jazz quartet in Washington, D.C. and is a regular attendee of local jazz concerts. He is also an avid softball and basketball player.