Valarie Allen
Valarie Allen

Valarie J. Allen

Tel 215.864.8565
Fax 215.864.8999

Valarie J. Allen advises issuers, underwriters, and borrowers in the structuring, issuance, offering, placement, remarketing, and restructuring of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities and other debt instruments and derivatives.

Ms. Allen serves as bond, borrower's, underwriter's, and disclosure counsel to clients across the United States. She represents investment banking firms, state housing agencies, electric-energy generation companies, educational and health care institutions, private and municipal utilities, school districts, and municipalities in virtually all areas of public finance.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Ms. Allen gained broad exposure to public finance matters while serving in numerous capacities in Massachusetts state government, including as budget analyst for the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee, Bond Finance Associate at the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, and Director of the Airport Business Office at Logan International Airport, Massachusetts Port Authority.

Ms. Allen serves on the firm's Hiring Committee.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)

Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers (PABL)

Speaking Engagements

"Post-Issuance Compliance Issues and Procedures," presentation to the Financial Managers for the City of Philadelphia, July 16, 2012

Recognitions and Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, public finance law, 2017

Board Memberships

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, 2010-2015

Please Touch Museum, Mayor's designee to Board

Project Forward Leap, 2010-2015

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2002)

Harvard College (A.B. 1992)