Roderic L Woodson

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Roderic L. Woodson is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office where he engages in an administrative, regulatory and legislative practice with a focus upon D.C. municipal law issues.

Mr. Woodson provides advice and representation to clients with matters pending before the executive departments, the city council, and administrative bodies of the District of Columbia on business and regulatory issues. In this regard, he has also assisted in drafting a number of legislative and regulatory initiatives which have been enacted or adopted by the District of Columbia on a variety of subjects, including construction labor, telecommunications, healthcare, taxation and business regulation, utilities, securities, alcoholic beverage control and various subjects of administrative regulation. Mr. Woodson acts as sponsor counsel for tax increment financing transactions, as well as borrower counsel for revenue bond conduit financings. He also regularly provides advice and counsel to the building construction, retail pharmacy and hospital industries, and alcoholic beverage control industry, as well as other businesses on a variety of District of Columbia legal, legislative and policy issues.

A former member of the corporation finance staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Woodson was the first general counsel of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, where he assisted in establishing the current character of the agency’s single family program which implemented the use of collateralized revenue bond financing. Mr. Woodson was formerly Chairman of DC Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; has been electric utility counsel to the district’s consumer advocate and legal adviser to the District of Columbia Public Service Commission; land use counsel for a regional real estate developer; local counsel for a Southern-based real estate company; real property tax assessment litigation counsel; and has appeared before all major regulatory agencies and judicial tribunals of the District of Columbia.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Municipal Law, 2007-2019
  • Washington, D.C. and Baltimore's Top Attorneys, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated


  • American Bar Association
  • United Bank, former Board Member
  • District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Workforce Development Committee, Co-Chair
  • D.C. Education Compact, Board of Directors, Founding Member
  • D.C. Business Coalition, Board of Directors
  • Providence Hospital, Board of Directors, Planning Committee
  • D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, former Chairman
  • District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings, Advisory Committee, former Chairman
  • D.C. Securities Advisory Committee, former Member
  • D.C. Insurance Advisory Committee, and Member of the Health Subcommittee
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, former Chairman
  • Howard Law Alumni Association of Greater Washington, past President
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, D.C. Affairs Section, former Co-Chair; Administrative Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Administrative Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Building Industry Association, Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee, Chair; Political Action Committee
  • Leadership Greater Washington, Class of 2004
  • Arena Stage of Washington, former Trustee
  • Greater Washington Board of Trade, former D.C. Political Action Committee, Co-Chair
  • District of Columbia Hospital Association, Board of Directors
  • Penn State Alumni Association, National Council & Executive Board, former Member
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Board Chair