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Ballard Spahr LLP

Philadelphia

Ballard Spahr LLP - Philadelphia
  • 1735 Market Street
  • 51st Floor
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 19103-7599
  • Tel:+1 215 665 8500
  • Fax:+1 215 864 8999
  • Web:
  • Chairman: Mark S Stewart
  • Number of partners: 244
  • Numbers of lawyers: 529

Firm Overview:
Ballard Spahr is a national firm with 14 offices. Attorneys provide counseling and advocacy in more than 40 practice areas. The firm’s mission: to provide nothing less than excellence in every legal representation.

Main Areas of Practice:
Business & Finance:

The Business and Finance Department serves regional, national, and international clients. They include financial institutions, government entities, and nonprofit organizations, as well as life science, energy, and health care companies. In the M&A/private equity area, attorneys structure, negotiate, and close transactions for buyers, sellers, and related parties, including venture capital firms. Securities attorneys advise on development and capital-raising activities and compliance with public reporting and proxy obligations. Attorneys in the firm’s consumer financial services practice advise on regulatory matters, assist in the design and documentation of credit products, and represent clients in class actions, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and other lawsuits. Employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys help design and implement benefits packages that comply with all regulatory requirements. The energy and project finance practice handles the development, acquisition, and financing of energy assets and regulatory compliance. Attorneys represent producers and distributors of electricity from renewable and other sources, operators of regional wholesale energy markets, natural gas producers, and large industrial consumers of natural gas. Clients also include underwriters, private issuers, banks, and investors.

Intellectual Property:
Ballard Spahr works nationally and internationally to identify, secure, and protect clients’ intellectual property. Many attorneys hold PhDs or other advanced degrees. The firm’s attorneys provide the spectrum of IP representation, including copyright and trademark clearance and counsel, patent counseling and procurement, licensing, branding services, and litigation. They also counsel on unfair competition, trade secret, and trade dress matters. Attorneys offer strategic due diligence guidance during mergers and acquisitions and portfolio restructuring, and work with early-stage growth companies and entrepreneurs in commercializing IP assets.

Litigation:
Litigation is the firm’s largest department, with more than 200 attorneys in 14 offices nationwide. Commercial litigators represent clients in disputes involving breach of contract and UCC-related matters; unfair competition, contract interference, and other business torts; breach of fiduciary duty; fraud; federal and state antitrust laws; federal and state securities laws; class actions; corporate governance; real estate transactions; lending and finance agreements; contracts for the sale or acquisition of a business; product liability claims; insurance claims; professional liability claims; trade secrets and other intellectual property claims; civil rights claims; and wealth management issues. Labor and employment attorneys counsel and defend against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, and handle issues involving family and medical leave, ERISA, and wage and hour. White collar lawyers conduct internal investigations, and represent clients facing government enforcement and in False Claims Act cases, as well as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases. Environment and natural resource attorneys represent clients in administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings, and have achieved successful outcomes in defending air-quality permits, contamination liability disputes, and challenges to environmental impact assessments. Bankruptcy attorneys handle all aspects of insolvency, including creditor-debtor litigation, and also represent landlords in Chapter 11 cases. The firm’s litigators are experienced and skillful advocates in court, agencies, administrative proceedings, and arbitration.

Public Finance:
Ballard Spahr has one of the premier public finance practices in the nation. Clients include state and local governments and authorities throughout the country, underwriters, borrowers, investors, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, and trustees. Attorneys regularly act as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, special tax counsel, borrower’s counsel, lender and credit enhancer’s counsel, and trustee’s counsel. They also advise on defaults, restructurings, tax audits, and securities investigations, as well as arbitrage rebate and post-issuance compliance. The firm’s experience covers matters in the municipal, tax, securities, transportation, economic development, real estate, affordable housing, environmental, public utilities, energy, health care, education, banking, administrative, and corporate areas.

Real Estate:
The Real Estate Department, with more than 100 lawyers nationwide, serves a diverse client base from coast to coast. The Development and Complex Transactions Group offers comprehensive services in complex development, land use, tax structuring, construction, leasing, condominiums, mixed-use projects, and condemnation. The Finance and Capital Markets Group represents lenders, special servicers, private equity firms, REITs, life insurance companies, CMBS lenders, and borrowers in a vast array of loan transactions and distressed real estate deals. The Resort and Hotel Group advises developers, hotel brands, management companies, and other hospitality companies focusing on timeshare and fractional deals and a wide variety of resort hotel developments. The Housing Group represents 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.

Branches

  • 1735 Market Street,
  • 51st Floor,
  • Philadelphia,
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 19103-7599
  • Tel +1 215 665 8500
  • Fax +1 215 864 8999
  • Website : www.ballardspahr.com
  • 1 East Washington Street,
  • Suite 2300,
  • Phoenix,
  • Arizona
  • USA
  • AZ 85004-2555
  • Tel +1 602 798 5400
  • Fax +1 602 798 5595
  • 2029 Century Park East,
  • Suite 800,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067-2909
  • Tel +1 424 204 4400
  • Fax +1 424 204 4350
  • 655 West Broadway, Suite 1600,
  • San Diego,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 92101-8494
  • Tel +1 619 696 9200
  • Fax +1 619 696 9269
  • 1225 17th Street,
  • Suite 2300,
  • Denver,
  • Colorado
  • USA
  • CO 80202-5596
  • Tel +1 303 292 2400
  • Fax +1 303 296 3956
  • Email : lawyers@ballardspahr.com
  • 919 N Market Street,
  • 11th Floor,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801-3034
  • Tel +1 302 252 4465
  • Fax +1 302 252 4466
  • 1909 K Street, NW,
  • 12th Floor,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • DC 20006-1157
  • Tel +1 202 661 2200
  • Fax +1 212 661 2299
  • Suite 1000,
  • 999 Peachtree Street,
  • Atlanta,
  • Georgia
  • USA
  • GA 30309-3915
  • Tel +1 678 420 9300
  • Fax +1 678 420 9301
  • 300 East Lombard Street,
  • 18th Floor,
  • Baltimore,
  • Maryland
  • USA
  • MD 21202-3268
  • Tel +1 410 528 5600
  • Fax +1 410 528 5650
  • Email : lawyers@ballardspahr.com
  • 4800 Montgomery Lane,
  • 7th Floor,
  • Bethesda,
  • Maryland
  • USA
  • MD 20814-3401
  • Tel +1 301 664 6200
  • Fax +1 301 664 6299
  • 100 North City Parkway,
  • Suite 1750,
  • Las Vegas,
  • Nevada
  • USA
  • NV 89106-4617
  • Tel +1 702 471 7000
  • Fax +1 702 471 7070
  • 210 Lake Drive East,
  • Suite 200,
  • Cherry Hill,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 08002-1163
  • Tel +1 856 761 3400
  • Fax +1 856 761 1020
  • Email : lawyers@ballardspahr.com
  • 425 Park Avenue,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10022-3506
  • One Utah Center,
  • Suite 800,
  • 201 South Main Street,
  • Salt Lake City,
  • Utah
  • USA
  • UT 84111-2221
  • Tel +1 801 531 3000
  • Fax +1 801 531 3001
  • Email : lawyers@ballardspahr.com