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
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.
Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Land Use & Zoning, 2016 - present
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.
- D.C.'s Historic Preservation Laws - Not the Zoning Regulations - Remain the Biggest Impediment for Pop-Up DevelopmentBKK Construction & Land Use Newsletter, September 2015
- BKK Construction & Land Use Newsletter, September 2014
- BKK Construction & Land Use Newsletter, March 2014
- Hometaping in the 21st Century: Updating the Audio Home Recording Act to Address Emerging TechnologiesAmerican Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, 2008
- Transferable Development Rights - What They Are and Why You Need to KnowBean, Kinney & Korman, January 27, 2017
- April 30, 2018
- Fourteen Attorneys from Bean, Kinney & Korman Recognized as 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising StarsApril 13, 2017
- Jennifer Schiffer, Lauren Keenan Rote, Andrea Davison, Jennifer McCammon and Zach Williams Named Shareholders of Bean, Kinney & KormanFebruary 14, 2017
- Bean, Kinney & Korman Attorneys Win Virginia Supreme Court Appeal Involving Local Taxation of Transferable Development RightsJanuary 9, 2017
- Eleven Attorneys from Bean, Kinney & Korman Recognized as 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising StarsApril 7, 2016
- Twelve Attorneys from Bean, Kinney & Korman Recognized as 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising StarsApril 9, 2015
- April 25, 2014
- January 27, 2014
- Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law Blog, March 10, 2017
- D.C.’s Historic Preservation Laws – Not the Zoning Regulations – Remain the Biggest Impediment for Pop-Up DevelopmentVirginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law Blog, August 19, 2015
- Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law Blog, May 14, 2015
- Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law Blog, January 28, 2015
- Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law Blog, September 16, 2014
- Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law Blog, March 25, 2014
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.