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Ballard Spahr LLP

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Ballard Spahr LLP
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1735 Market Street
51st Floor
Philadelphia
19103-7599
Pennsylvania
USA

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Baltimore, USA

300 East Lombard Street

Atlanta, USA

Suite 1000

Denver, USA

1225 17th Street

Philadelphia, USA

1735 Market Street

Cherry Hill, USA

210 Lake Drive East

Phoenix, USA

1 East Washington Street

Bethesda, USA

4800 Montgomery Lane

Los Angeles, USA

2029 Century Park East

San Diego, USA

655 West Broadway

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Ballard Spahr LLP - The Who's Who Legal 100 2014

What is the Who's Who Legal 100?

On 1 July 2013 Ballard Spahr announced a partnership with white collar crime defence boutique Stillman & Friedman in New York. The partnership marks the firm’s 14th office and strengthens the firm’s white-collar defence and securities litigation and enforcement offering.

BALLARD SPAHR
       
Asset Recovery 1 Insolvency & Restructuring 1
Business Crime Defence 2 Investigations 1
COnstruction 1 Labour & Employment 1
Environment 4 Patents 2
Franchise 1 Real Estate 10

The news comes on the back of the hire of five litigators in Denver in June 2013 as well as the opening of its San Diego office in 2010 with the addition of a team of white-collar and commercial litigators from La Bella & McNamara. 

KEY FACTS
       
Total Listings in WWL 24 Established 1885
Home jurisdiction US Total size of firm Over 500
Number of offices 14

 

PEOPLE AND PRACTICES

Ballard Spahr has a highly impressive national real estate practice which offers clients a broad range of services including acquisitions, leasing, dispute resolution and financing. Lawyers at the firm recently obtained approvals for a $150 million museum in Philadelphia dedicated to the American Revolution. Roger Winston leads the firm’s mixed-use development and condominiums team and is managing partner of the Bethesda office. He represents developers, investors and lenders and is “very capable”. Denver-based Beverly Quail focuses her practice on real estate financing and development and has a “wealth of experience” in defaulted real estate. Gary York is located in the firm’s Los Angeles office and he is particularly knowledgeable on real estate finance. Raymond Truitt in Baltimore focuses on commercial real estate financing, leasing, development and restructuring.   

The firm’s environment practice fields climate change and sustainability initiative practice leader Robert McKinstry Jr, who has a broad environmental practice. Brendan Collins is also singled out for his environmental work for clients in the electric power sector and oil and gas industry.

The newly created partnership Ballard Spahr Stillman & Friedman in New York is home to two “superb” business crime defence lawyers: Charles Stillman and Marjorie Peerce. Stillman is a litigator with over 40 years’ experience and is “unrivalled” in relation to his experience in white-collar crime defence and other regulatory and enforcement matters. Peerce represents individuals and institutions in criminal and regulatory investigations. She has experience in mail fraud, bribery, accounting fraud, government contract procurement, government subsidy fraud, computer fraud, health-care fraud and criminal customs investigations among others.

 

PRO BONO

Ballard Spahr offers billable hour credit for pro bono work and strongly encourages its lawyers to engage in its programme. The firm has made an annual commitment to donate at least three per cent of its billable hours to pro bono activities which is equal to about 30,000 hours. Activities range from non-profit support, asylum and immigration cases to child advocacy and death penalty matters.

 

DIVERSITY

The firm is committed to increasing its diversity as well as that of the legal profession. Ballard Spahr believes that a workforce rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives makes the firm more engaging and its lawyers more perceptive. The firm has several affinity groups for work-life flexibility, LGBT, diverse non-partner lawyers, women partners and women associates.

 

LOOKING FORWARD

The firm is committed to the strategic growth of its national practices and aims to embrace new approaches to the business of law while remaining true to its founding principles of excellence, collaboration, respect and opportunity.

 

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