William A. McComas


Areas of Practice:

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Tax Law and IP & Technology Law


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William A. McComas is a partner at Bowie & Jensen and a member of the transactional and technology law departments. He is among the leading technology attorneys in the area.

Mr. McComas provides representation on commercial transactional matters to clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies and investors, inventors and venture capitalists across many different industries. He concentrates his practice on working with clients to grow and improve the core functions of their business through legal counsel.  A seasoned corporate attorney, Mr. McComas counsels clients across the country on financing, mergers and acquisitions, sales of assets, venture capital investments, and other general corporate matters. He is well established for helping companies manage and develop commercial technology and strategies.

Mr. McComas also provides representation on complex business transactions such as joint venture, strategic alliances, research and development, electronic commerce, complex procurement, endorsement, outsourcing, and the general management and disposition of intellectual property.

Prior to joining Bowie & Jensen as a partner, he worked at Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler and at Venable. Mr. McComas brings tremendous value both to the firm as well as clients through his executive business and technology management experience. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. McComas worked for one of North America’s largest book manufacturers and one of the largest global ocean carriers. In these positions, Mr. McComas developed software, negotiated and managed major vendor contracts, and enacted cost reduction and internal control programs. His deep understanding of the law, business, and technology is invaluable to clients navigating the convergence of these sectors.

In 2012, the legal industry guide Best Lawyers in America named Mr. McComas the Baltimore “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Information Technology Law. In 2008, he was the only attorney to receive a Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine “Reader’s Choice Award,” a distinction bestowed on professionals recognized as outstanding by chief executive officers. He is a frequent business and technology law columnist for publications such as the Legal Times, National Law Journal, Baltimore Business Journal, The Daily Record, and the Washington Business Journal among others.

Rankings & Awards

Best Lawyers

  • Lawyer of the Year for work in Information Technology Law in Baltimore, 2019-2022
  • Selected to the Best Lawyers in America® list for outstanding work in Information Technology Law, Technology Law and Copyright Law, 2019-2022

Super Lawyers

  • Named Lawyer of the Year for work in Information Technology Law in Baltimore, 2019
  • Selected to the Maryland Super Lawyers list, 2007-2014, 2020-2021
  • Selected to the Maryland Rising Stars Super Lawyers list, 2011-2013