Bart Mellits
Bart Mellits

Bart I. Mellits

Tel 215.864.8701
Fax 215.864.9895

Bart I. Mellits is Chair of Ballard Spahr's Real Estate Department. He has extensive experience in a variety of leasing, acquisition, development, and loan transactions, as well as real estate workouts.

Mr. Mellits has represented commercial landlords and tenants nationwide in retail leases, large-scale office leases, "big box" industrial and warehouse leases, mixed-use project leases, ground leases, and bondable and other types of financing leases. A considerable part of his development practice involves biotech parks, R&D facilities, and medical buildings for a variety of developers and institutions, including public and private universities. In addition, he has structured numerous brownfield developments and build-to-suit projects.

Mr. Mellits has represented Fortune 500 companies, lending institutions, and national retailers, in addition to local and regional real estate developers. He also counsels a variety of for-profit and nonprofit corporate clients on real estate issues affecting their businesses.

Mr. Mellits is a member of the firm's Elected Board as well as its Expanded Board.

Professional Activities

New Jersey Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association, Business Law Section and Real Property Section

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, real estate law, 2009-2015

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 2009-2016

George Washington University Law School (J.D. 1984)
Associate Editor, George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics

Georgetown University (B.A. 1981, cum laude)

New Jersey

New York