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Ballard Spahr LLP

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Ballard Spahr LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Managing Partner: Mark Stewart

Number of partners: 228

Firm Overview:

Ballard Spahr LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm with 15 US offices, serves clients in more than 50 practice areas. The firm’s mission: to provide nothing less than excellence in every legal representation.

Main Areas of Practice:

Business & Transactions

Business and Transactions Department attorneys design strategies, share insights, and assist clients in realizing their goals. The Department’s Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers structure, negotiate, and close transactions, and its Securities Enforcement and Corporate Governance Litigation attorneys advise on capital-raising activities and compliance with public reporting and proxy obligations. Consumer Financial Services lawyers advise on regulatory matters, assist in the design and documentation of credit products, and represent clients in class action and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation lawyers design and implement benefits packages that comply with applicable regulatory requirements. Dealmakers turn to the firm’s Private Equity attorneys for knowledge of the unique issues and complexities inherent in designing and effectuating those often-complex transactions. Tax lawyers help clients minimize their tax burden and maximize the benefits of tax credits, deductions, and exemptions. Our REITs Group lawyers advise REITs on formation and compliance issues, and on acquisitions, dispositions, and financings.

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Department counsels clients on developing, commercializing, enforcing, and defending their intellectual property assets. The Department provides a full range of services, including assisting with IP procurement and licensing, protection of patent, trademark, and copyright portfolios, and developing strong brands. It brings protective actions for clients’ property in the U.S. and globally, and has the experience, resources, and versatility to handle the most complex IP issues. IP litigators try complex, high-stakes cases involving cutting-edge technologies for clients across industries in jurisdictions nationwide and before the Patent and Trademark Trial and Appeal Boards.

Litigation

Commercial litigators handle disputes involving breach of contract and UCC-related matters; antitrust/unfair competition; business torts; breach of fiduciary duty; fraud; securities laws; class actions; corporate governance; real estate litigation/transactions; construction claims; lending/finance agreements; contracts for business sales or acquisitions; privacy and data security; trade secrets and other IP matters; wealth management issues; and product liability, insurance, professional liability, and civil rights claims. Labor and Employment attorneys handle discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, and issues involving FMLA, ERISA, and wage-and-hour matters. White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations Group attorneys conduct internal investigations, represent clients facing government enforcement, and handle matters involving FCA, AML/BSA, and FCPA issues. Environmental attorneys represent clients in administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings and advise on national and regional compliance, permitting, rulemaking, develop­ment, and contamination matters—focusing on climate change and sustainability. Bankruptcy attorneys handle corporate restructurings, municipal insolvencies, Chapter 11 creditor/debtor matters, distressed real estate, and M&A. Government Affairs and Public Policy attorneys help clients effectively interact with government entities and advise on regulatory, administrative, and legislative matters. Media and Entertainment Law attorneys counsel and litigate on behalf of content providers across media platforms. Securities and Chancery attorneys advise on securities and corporate governance claims. Ballard Spahr is one of the few national law firms with an established Chancery Court practice.

Finance

The firm’s Finance Department focuses on specific industry sectors, project types, and deal structures. The Public Finance practice is among the finest in the country, assisting clients in the issuance of more than $1 trillion in tax-exempt obligations in every U.S. state and territory, and has been nationally recognized by The Bond Buyer since 1958. P3/Infrastructure and Energy Industry Finance attorneys are leadersin representing government participants and private sector developers, investors, and lenders in innovative public-private partnerships. They handle the development, acquisition, and financing of energy assets, helping clients meet regulatory compliance considerations. They counsel clients on regulatory issues, financing options, transactional considerations, and litigation avoidance strategies necessary for capital-heavy projects. The Real Estate Finance Group represents lenders, special servicers, private equity firms, REITs, life insurance companies, CMBS lenders, and borrowers in loan transactions and distressed real estate deals. The Housing Finance attorneys represent housing authorities, underwriters, investors, and lenders in some of the nation’s largest affordable housing transactions, as well as GSE and HUD financing and tax credit transactions. The Commercial Finance Group represents clients with lending, borrowing, and arranging of capital through varied deal structures and project types.

Real Estate

The Real Estate Department serves a diverse client base nationwide. Its Development and Transactions Group offers comprehensive services in development, zoning and land use, tax structuring, construction, leasing, mixed-use/condominium projects, and condemnation. The Resort, Hospitality, and Timeshare Group advises on complex projects across a range of industry investment, including project financing, hotel and resort development, management and repositioning, and first-to-market timeshare products. The Housing Group represents housing authorities, under­writers, developers, and lenders in some of the nation’s largest affordable housing transactions, as well as GSE and HUD financing, LIHTC, RAD, and tax-credit transactions.

Offices

Atlanta, GA: 678.420.9300

Baltimore, MD: 410.528.5600

Boulder, CO: 303.379.2275

Denver, CO: 303.292.2400

Las Vegas, NV: 702.471.7000

Los Angeles, CA: 424.204.4400

Minneapolis, MN: 612.371.3211

Mount Laurel, NJ: 856.761.3400

New York, NY: 212.223.0200

Philadelphia, PA: 215.665.8500

Phoenix, AZ: 602.798.5400

Salt Lake City, UT: 801.531.3000

Sioux Falls, SD: 605.978.5200

Washington, D.C.: 202.661.2200

Wilmington, DE: 302.252.4465

www.ballardspahr.com

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  • Atlanta
    999 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1600, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, GA 30309-3915
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    Baltimore
    111 S. Calvert Street 27th Floor , Baltimore, Maryland, USA, MD 21202-6174
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    Denver
    1225 17th Street, Suite 2300, Denver, Colorado, USA, CO 80202-5596
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    Las Vegas
    One Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 900, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, NV 89135-2958
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    Los Angeles
    2029 Century Park East, Suite 1400, Los Angeles, California, USA, CA 90067-2909
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    Minneapolis
    2000 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, MN 55402-2119
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    Mount Laurel
    700 East Gate Drive, Suite 330, Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA, NJ 08054-0015
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    New York
    321 West 44th Street, Suite 1000, New York, New York, USA, NY 10036
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    New York
    1675 Broadway, 19th floor, New York, New York, USA, NY 10019-5820
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    Phoenix
    1 East Washington Street, Suite 2300, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, AZ 85004-2555
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    Salt Lake City
    201 South Main Street Suite 800 , Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, UT 84111-2221
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    Sioux Falls
    101 S. Reid Street, Suite 302, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, 57103-7030
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    Washington, DC
    1909 K Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA, DC 20006-1157
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    Wilmington
    919 N Market Street, 11th Floor, Wilmington, Delaware, USA, DE 19801-3034
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