Christopher J. Fritz is known for his work in commercial real estate development and financing of all types, with a focus on commercial and health care lending transactions involving continuing-care retirement communities, assisted-living facilities, and nursing homes. Mr. Fritz also works closely with litigation and bankruptcy lawyers at Ballard Spahr in commercial loan workouts, restructurings, foreclosures, deed-in-lieu transactions, and receiverships.
Mr. Fritz is one of the Baltimore Office representatives for the firm's Distressed Real Estate Team, a cross-disciplinary group involving real estate finance, litigation, tax, and bankruptcy attorneys across the firm who collaborate to provide solutions to clients with interests in distressed real estate assets.
Mr. Fritz began his career as a litigator. Before joining Ballard Spahr, he represented civic groups in limiting alcohol and cigarette billboard placement in Baltimore City. He drafted the ordinance that was enacted by Baltimore City Council and represented the civic groups in court challenges and enforcement proceedings.