William D. Rathbone

William D. Rathbone


Real Estate, Land Use & Development • Mergers & Acquisitions • Corporate, Business & Banking

William D. Rathbone is an attorney in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development practice. His practice areas include land use, development, zoning and land development issues and submissions. In addition, Mr. Rathbone’s practice focuses on other commercial real estate matters, including property acquisitions and dispositions, financing, and leasing. He has represented numerous landowners and developers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and has experience negotiating complex real estate transactions.

Mr. Rathbone also handles on a wide range of corporate and business matters, such as corporate governance, securities law, M&A, and corporate finance. As a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups, he routinely advises clients on Pennsylvania business entity law in connection with a variety of transactions. Mr. Rathbone also has experience structuring private securities offerings, and regularly counsels clients as to federal securities law and Pennsylvania Blue Sky law implications. He has successfully represented clients in securities and fiduciary matters and other corporate disputes


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2018
    • Dean’s Merit Scholar
  • Temple University, B.A., cum laude, 2014
    • BIG EAST Conference Offensive Lineman
    • BIG EAST All-Academic Team
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Pi Sigma Alpha
    • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
    • Temple University President’s Honor Roll

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Community Activitity

  • Rotary Club of Bethlehem, Member, 2019 – Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Eagle Scout and member of Order of the Arrow
    • Assistant Scoutmaster