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Ballard Spahr LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Strong regional and national practice that is well versed in the full spectrum of commercial real estate matters, including financing, leasing, acquisitions and development. Maintains particular expertise in mixed-use, retail and hotel developments. Regularly advises on commercial mortgage loans and tax-exempt loans. Acts for a broad range of for-profit and nonprofit clients, including government entities and retailers.

Strengths

Clients say: "We were looking for a one-stop shop and we got it with this group. They interfaced very well although they all had differing areas of expertise."

Notable practitioners

James Walston 's practice covers a range of property transactions. He often works on acquisitions, sales and financings.
"He is hands down the best counsel we have worked with. He is knowledgeable, provides straightforward advice, is responsive and has an even-keeled demeanor."

Laura Krenz advises clients on a range of projects, including industrial and office buildings. She is well respected for her ability to handle acquisitions, leasing transactions and finance matters.

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Overview

Ballard Spahr’s clients include developers, lenders, institutional investors, landlords and tenants, contractors and property managers. In addition to traditional commercial real estate clientele, Ballard Spahr represents business enterprises including national retailers, renewable energy developers, charter schools and other non-profit organizations, senior and affordable housing developers and governmental entities. Ballard Spahr has expertise in all phases of real estate development, from land use and project planning through completion of construction. Our attorneys represent parties in all aspects of financing, including traditional construction and permanent financing, tax exempt bond financing, as well as other forms of private equity and investment financing. The firm’s real estate attorneys advise clients on transactions that are national, regional and local in scope and that cover everything from sales and acquisitions to build-to-suit leases and sales, ground-up development, leasing and mixed use projects.

Members

Walston, James R (Head of Department)

Ashley, Lisa M

Krenz, Laura L

Real Estate

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Location

2000 IDS Center

80 South Eighth Street

Minneapolis

Minnesota

USA

MN 55402-2119

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Minnesota

Real Estate


James R Walston
Band 4
Laura L Krenz
Band 4