Kendis Key Muscheid and Karen C. McConnell, both partners in Ballard Spahr's Phoenix office, have been named to AZ Business' Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona list for 2018.

AZ Business' editorial team collaborates with industry leaders to select recipients from a pool of more than 1000 eligible attorneys. Honorees were chosen based on their professional achievements and impact on their firms, as well as their contributions to the legal profession and the community. The list will be published in the March/April issue of AZ Business and on the magazine's website.

Ms. Muscheid represents nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts, and donors making charitable gifts. Her clients include a variety of 501(c)(3) and tax-exempt organizations, such as private foundations, supporting organizations, schools and research institutions, religious and social welfare organizations, trade associations, and groups dedicated to the arts.

Ms. McConnell leads Ballard Spahr's Private Equity Group and is a member of the firm's Elected Board and Expanded Board. Known for her work in the areas of corporate and securities law—with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investment transactions—she has successfully closed more than 400 transactions for buyers and sellers.