Benming Zhang

    Office: Williamsburg
    Admissions: Virginia


    Benny is an Associate in the firm’s Williamsburg office and a member of the Commercial, Real Estate Strategies, Eminent Domain, Private Client Services Practice Groups and the Securities Team. He assists domestic and international companies with their initial public offerings, SEC compliance issues, private equity, securities offerings and regulation, and other corporate matters. His previous service on the Williamsburg City Council lends a unique perspective on business and zoning matters. Benny remains extensively involved in the community and values the personal relationships involved in assisting clients. 

    Recognition & Honors

    • NextGen Award; CoVaBIZ Magazine, 2022
    • Asian Centennial Commemorative Presidential Citation, College of William & Mary, 2022
    • Top 40 Under 40, Inside Business, 2021
    • Williamsburg City Council; Council Member, 2016-2020
    • Thurgood Marshall Award; William & Mary Law School
    • American Bar Association State and Local Government Award
    • Center for the Study of Law and Markets Fellowship
    • William & Mary Property Rights Fellowship
    • I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
    • William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal; Editorial Board
    • Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal; Editorial Board


    • Williamsburg Bar Association; Secretary
    • Literacy for Life; President, 2017-present
    • WHRO; Governing Board of Directors, Director
    • Williamsburg Community Foundation; Trustee
    • Virginia Bar Association; Young Lawyers Division
    • Williamsburg Bar Association
    • American Bar Association; Young Lawyers Division, State & Local Government Law Section
    • American Planning Association; Virginia Chapter
    • Hampton Roads Chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee; Member
    • Chesapeake Bank Peninsula Business Advisory Board; Member


    • College of William & Mary; B.A., 2016
    • William & Mary Law School; J.D., 2020

    Past leadership positions

    • William & Mary Asian Centennial Committee; Member
    • Hampton Roads Alliance; 757 Recovery Placing Making & Marketing, 2020
    • Virginia Transit Association; Vice President, 2018-2020
    • Virginia First Cities; Board of Directors, 2017-2020
    • Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance – Business Council; Board of Directors, 2018-2020
    • Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center; Board of Directors, 2016-2020
    • 2019 Commemoration First Representative Assembly Committee, 2016-2019
    • Governor-Elect Transition Policy Council on Local Government, 2017
    • Virginia Municipal League Legislative Committee; Vice-Chair, 2017-2019
    • Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Consortium; Board of Directors, 2016-2018
    • City of Williamsburg Public Housing Advisory Committee, 2012-2019