Ninety-five Ballard Spahr attorneys are recognized for excellence by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in its 2018 rankings released today, along with 32 practices—the highest number of ranked practices ever for the firm.

Ballard Spahr is one of only three firms ranked in the highest band (Band 1) nationwide for Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation), reflecting the strength of the firm's powerhouse Consumer Financial Services practice. The firm also is ranked nationally for Real Estate and for its work as Maryland Counsel for REITs, indicative of the firm's key role in advising clients on major, property-related projects and financing transactions across the country.

In the state categories, Ballard Spahr is ranked in Band 1 in Pennsylvania for Banking & Finance and Real Estate, and in Maryland for Real Estate. The firm's rankings are also bolstered by recent mergers with Lindquist & Vennum—including Band 1 for Antitrust in Minnesota—and with Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz—including Band 1 in New York for Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation, and in Washington, D.C., for Media & Entertainment. Nineteen Ballard Spahr attorneys are ranked nationally as "Leading Lawyers in Their Fields." Chambers USA annual rankings are compiled through client interviews, peer reviews, and independent research. The rankings reflect criteria considered most valued by clients, including legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and value.

Ballard Spahr 2018 Chambers USA Leading Practices

National
Capital Markets: REITs: Maryland Counsel
Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance & Litigation)
Real Estate

Arizona
Corporate/M&A
Environment (including water rights)

Colorado
Real Estate
Litigation: General Commercial

Georgia
Intellectual Property

Maryland
Corporate/M&A
Real Estate

Minnesota
Antitrust
Corporate/M&A
Real Estate

New Jersey
Labor & Employment
Litigation: Products Liability
Real Estate

New York
Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation

Pennsylvania
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Banking & Finance
Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
Environment
Intellectual Property
Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
Real Estate
Tax

South Dakota
Corporate/Commercial

Utah
Corporate/M&A
Litigation: General Commercial
Real Estate

Washington, D.C.
Media & Entertainment
Real Estate

Ballard Spahr 2018 Chambers USA "Leaders in Their Fields"

Business and Finance
Richard J. Andreano, Jr., Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance, Compliance (Nationwide)
Amy Arndt, Corporate/Commercial (South Dakota)
Saba Ashraf, Tax (Georgia)
Richard J. Braemer, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Pennsylvania)
Craig Circosta, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Pennsylvania)
John L. Culhane, Jr., Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance, Compliance (Nationwide)
Bill Curran, Gaming & Licensing (Nevada)
Brian D. Doerner, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Pennsylvania)
Douglas M. Fox, REITs: Maryland Counsel (Nationwide); Corporate/M&A (Maryland)
Carl H. Fridy, Banking & Finance (Pennsylvania)

Mark J. Furletti, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory (Pennsylvania); Financial Services
Regulation: Consumer Finance, Compliance (Nationwide)
R. Thomas Hoffmann, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide)
Alan S. Kaplinsky, Banking and Finance, Mainly Regulatory (Pennsylvania); Financial Services
Regulation: Consumer Finance, Compliance (Nationwide)
Robert C. Kim, Corporate/Commercial (Nevada)
Justin P. Klein, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Pennsylvania); Corporate/M&A: Securities (Pennsylvania)
Wendi L. Kotzen, Tax (Pennsylvania)
Edward I. Leeds, Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation (Pennsylvania)
Karen C. McConnell, Corporate/M&A (Arizona)
Steven M. Miller, Banking & Finance (Pennsylvania)
Charles R. Moran, REITs: Maryland Counsel (Nationwide); Corporate/M&A (Maryland)
Maren Parry, Gaming & Licensing (Nevada)
Richard S. Perelman, Banking & Finance (Pennsylvania)
Brian M. Pinheiro, Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation (Pennsylvania)
Todd A. Reece, Corporate/M&A (Utah)
Jeremy T. Rosenblum, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory (Pennsylvania); Financial
Services Regulation: Consumer Finance, Compliance (Nationwide)
David R. Rudd, Corporate/M&A (Utah)
Gregory L. Seltzer, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Pennsylvania)
Robert E. Tunheim, Corporate/M&A (Minnesota)
Christopher J. Willis, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance, Compliance (Nationwide)

Intellectual Property
Lawrence K. Nodine, Intellectual Property (Georgia)
Lynn E. Rzonca, Intellectual Property (Pennsylvania)
Robert Penchina, Intellectual Property, (New York); Intellectual Property Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (New York)

Litigation
David J. Armstrong, Environment, including water rights (Arizona)
Seth D. Berlin, Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
David J. Bodney, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide)
Jason D. Boren, Litigation: General Commercial (Utah); Labor & Employment (Utah)
Jay Ward Brown, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide), Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
Brendan K. Collins, Environment (Pennsylvania)
Tobey M. Daluz, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Delaware)
Brian D. Doerner, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Shannon D. Farmer, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Jay N. Fastow, Antitrust (New York): Antitrust: Plaintiff (Nationwide)
Daniel R. Fritz, Litigation: General Commercial (South Dakota)
David S. Fryman, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Mark R. Gaylord, Litigation: General Commercial (Utah)
M. Norman Goldberger, Litigation: Securities (Pennsylvania)
Glenn A. Harris, Environment (New Jersey)
Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Pennsylvania)
Kenneth M. Jarin, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Leslie E. John, Antitrust (Pennsylvania)
Daniel V. Johns, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Stephen J. Kastenberg, Litigation: General Commercial (Pennsylvania)
Thomas B. Kelley, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide)
Denise M. Keyser, Labor & Employment (New Jersey)
Jason A. Leckerman, Antitrust (Pennsylvania)
Lee Levine, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide), Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
David J. Margules, Chancery (Delaware)
Vincent J. Marriott III, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Pennsylvania)
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr., Climate Change (National); Environment (Pennsylvania) (retired 2018)
James A. Mitchell, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Rosetta B. Packer, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Pennsylvania)
Brian D. Pedrow, Labor & Employment (Pennsylvania)
Marjorie J. Peerce, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
David H. Pittinsky, Litigation: General Commercial (Pennsylvania)
David A. Shulz, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide), Media & Entertainment: First Amendment Litigation (New York)
Patricia A. Smith, Labor & Employment (New Jersey)
Charles A. Stillman, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)
Ronald J. Stolkin, Labor & Employment (Arizona)
Steven W. Suflas, Labor & Employment (Colorado)
Michael D. Sullivan, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide), Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
Charles D. Tobin, First Amendment Litigation (Nationwide), Media & Entertainment (District of Columbia)
Glenn L. Unterberger, Environment (Pennsylvania)
Neal Walters, Litigation: Products Liability (New Jersey)
Harry Weiss, Environment (Pennsylvania)

Public Finance
Steve T. Park, Projects: P3 (Nationwide)

Real Estate
Jeffrey S. Beenstock, Real Estate (New Jersey)
Thomas G. Bennett, Real Estate (Utah)
Barbara A. Casey, Real Estate (New Jersey)
Cristina Coronado, Real Estate (Utah)
Bill Curran, Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use (Nevada)
Dominic J. De Simone, Real Estate (Pennsylvania)
Nicole C. Evans, Real Estate (Utah)
Thomas A. Hauser, Real Estate (Maryland)
Philip B. Korb, Real Estate (Pennsylvania)
Jon M. Laria, Real Estate: Land Use (Maryland)
Tina R. Makoulian, Real Estate (Pennsylvania)
Matthew N. McClure, Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use (Pennsylvania)
Bart I. Mellits, Real Estate (Pennsylvania)
Christopher W. Payne, Real Estate: Hotels & Leisure (Colorado)
David L. Pollack, Real Estate (Pennsylvania)
Mark Pollak, Real Estate (Maryland)
Alan S. Ritterband, Real Estate (Pennsylvania)
Lila Shapiro-Cyr, Real Estate (Maryland)
Michael Sklaroff, Real Estate (Pennsylvania); Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use (Pennsylvania)
Neil Sklaroff, Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use (Pennsylvania)
Raymond G. Truitt, Real Estate (Maryland)
James R. Walston, Real Estate (Minnesota)
Roger D. Winston, Real Estate (Washington, D.C.)

About Ballard Spahr
Ballard Spahr LLP, an Am Law 100 law firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies, media clients, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. For more information, please visit www.ballardspahr.com.