Roderic L. Woodson is a partner in Washington, D.C., where he engages
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
has acted 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, as well as related businesses on a variety of local 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 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.