Ballard Spahr served as bond counsel in the second-highest number of Colorado municipal financings closed in 2018, according to The Bond Buyer's most recent ranking of Colorado law firms. That puts Ballard Spahr's six-member all-female team of Denver Public Finance attorneys just behind a firm with more than four times the number of Denver-based public finance lawyers.

In 2018, Ballard Spahr's Denver team served as bond counsel on 39 bond transactions worth $463.8 million. The team is led by Partners Anastasia Khokhryakova, Hester M. Parrot, and Kimberly C. Reed. It includes Associates Anne Bensard, Lindsay Conroy, and Malia Rogers.

Nationally, The Bond Buyer has ranked Ballard Spahr among its top 10 bond counsel firms. Ballard Spahr has participated in the issuance of tax-exempt obligations in every U.S. state and territory—more than $1 trillion in all. Its public finance attorneys—nearly 50 nationwide—represent state and local governments and authorities, nonprofit organizations, investment banks, and banking institutions in virtually every type of bond transaction.

Ballard Spahr added five public finance attorneys to its Denver office in 2018. The national expansion of its public finance capability also includes recent additions in Minneapolis, New York, and Washington, D.C.