Ballard Spahr LLP

Tax Department

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Our Tax Group’s strengths include:

Transaction Tax Planning
This includes all forms of mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, investments and liquidations – involving public and private companies. It also includes analyzing and structuring real estate development and investment vehicles, including REITS, real estate joint ventures and real estate private equity vehicles. We work with partnerships, limited liability companies, REITS, UPREITS and DOWNREITS. Our advice includes not only federal tax advice, but also state and local planning, including transfer taxes. We also provide tax reporting advice.

In tax planning for business transactions, our attorneys present the unique combination of the following qualities:
•    Deep understanding of the technical tax rules and issues;
•    Clear understanding of the key points important to business people and non-tax lawyers
•    Adeptly and easily hone on the aspects of transactions important to both groups of people, and achieve the results both seek.
The combination of these qualities allows our Tax Group to provide practical, creative and comprehensive analysis and solutions.

We also have experience with the following: Qualified Opportunity Zones: we guide clients in planning and executing investments in businesses and properties located in QOZs and the organization of Qualified Opportunity Funds.

Tax Credits
Tax Controversy
State and Local Tax
Tax-Exempt Organizations
Tax-Exempt Bonds


Ashraf, Saba (Head of Department)

Kotzen, Wendi (Head of Department)

Hardy, Peter

Went, Alicia


Aerospace & Defence


Charities / Not for Profit



Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers


Health Care

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance