Ballard Spahr

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Ballard Spahr LLP
Ballard Spahr
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
No. of offices 15 offices
No. of attorneys More than 650
Major practice areas Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Business and Finance, Litigation, and Public Finance
Key people Mark S. Stewart, Chair
Date founded 1885
Company type Limited Liability Partnership

Ballard Spahr LLP is a Philadelphia-based law firm of more than 500 lawyers practicing throughout the United States in the areas of litigation, business and finance, intellectual property, public finance, and real estate. [1] The firm is one of the largest in the United States according to The American Lawyer.[2]

Practice areas[edit]

Ballard Spahr has a real estate practice in the United States, encompassing virtually all aspects of real estate finance, conveyancing, construction, and development. The firm's largest department is its litigation department. The firm also works in mergers and acquisitions, securities and other areas of corporate law, including the representation of sports franchises. The firm has also represented government entities in the issuance of municipal bonds and other tax-exempt instruments.[3] The firm also practices in the areas of labor & employment, insurance law, environmental law, tax law and other related sub-disciplines.[4]

In 2008, Ballard Spahr acquired the Atlanta-based intellectual property boutique firm of Needle & Rosenberg.[5]

In 2013, Ballard Spahr announced a partnership with New York City-based firm of Stillman & Friedman [6]

In 2017, the firm opened an office in Boulder, Colorado adding a group of attorneys focused on corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and strategic transactional matters.

In 2017, the firm merged with First Amendment litigation boutique Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, which was folded into Ballard Spahr's national media and entertainment law practice.

On January 1, 2018, the firm merged with Minneapolis-based law firm Lindquist & Vennum [7]

See also[edit]

Philadelphia lawyer


  1. ^ "Ballard Spahr LLP Website". Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "American Lawyer Media AmLaw 200 List, 2012". Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chambers USA profile". Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ Full list of practice areas
  5. ^ (Press Release) Firm press release announcing the acquisition
  6. ^ (Press Release)
  7. ^ "Ballard Spahr and Lindquist & Vennum Announce Plans to Merge". 2018-01-12. 

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