Success Stories

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apartments
Attorneys in Ballard Spahr’s Housing Group represented Walker & Dunlop in a $14.28 million transaction for The Lakewoods in Dayton, Ohio, the first loan closed under Freddie Mac’s new Direct Purchase of Tax-Exempt Loans initiative.
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A former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge charged in an alleged ticket-fixing conspiracy was vindicated in a high-profile, two-month trial, thanks to Ballard Spahr attorneys who successfully poked holes in the prosecution’s argument that their client intentionally committed fraud.

Ballard Spahr’s real estate team played a leading role in laying the groundwork for the Comcast Innovation & Technology Center, the largest private development in the history of Pennsylvania.

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When the School District of Philadelphia had an interested buyer for one of the 22 schools it needed to close in 2013, it presented an opportunity for innovation, collaboration, economic growth, and community revitalization.
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Ballard Spahr scored a decisive win in its pro bono representation of National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) President Kevin Johnson, the Mayor of Sacramento and former NBA All-Star.
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A team of 16 Ballard Spahr attorneys led by Gregory L. Seltzer represented the City of Philadelphia in the historic sale of Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), the country's largest municipally owned utility, to publicly traded Connecticut-based UIL Holdings Corporation (UIL).
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The guidance of Ballard Spahr’s patent attorneys has helped transform a cutting-edge water purification technology developed by the University of California at Los Angeles into a viable commercial enterprise.

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Skillful negotiations by Ballard Spahr attorneys in a complicated land swap were instrumental in obtaining approvals for a $150 million museum in Philadelphia dedicated to the American Revolution. The Museum of the American Revolution, sure to be another jewel in Philadelphia’s cultural crown, will be located just steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
William Way Render
Ballard Spahr is known for large, complex, landmark real estate transactions. But the firm also makes a point of taking on certain smaller projects that make our neighborhoods especially beautiful, efficient, or inclusive places to live and work.
medical

Ballard Spahr client Vanderbilt University is well on its way to finding new ways to treat devastating brain diseases, thanks to a research collaboration agreement it signed with AstraZeneca.

traffic

Attorneys in Ballard Spahr's P3/Infrastructure Group represented the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in a $925 million public-private partnership project (P3) to build high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes and refurbish high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes along 29 miles of Interstate 95 in Virginia.

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A federal appeals court rejected challenges to a decades-long project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deepen the Delaware River in a ruling that will enable Philadelphia and other river ports to compete for business with the newest generation of ocean-going cargo vessels.
computerbooks
Defeating an eight-figure claim in a copyright case, Ballard Spahr took a novel approach in its arbitration defense of The Common Application, Inc., a provider of standardized college applications.     
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When Ballard Spahr took on the task of assisting Philadelphia’s Water Department in implementing its “Green City, Clean Waters Program,” the firm, the Water Department, and the City's Sustainability Office helped the client's finance team demonstrate a surprising truth: sometimes the green approach is often also the most cost-effective.

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A team of litigators at Ballard Spahr persuaded the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to reject the Pennsylvania Insurance Department's efforts to liquidate two long-term care insurance companies. 

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When the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County issued an order in November 2011 dismissing a case brought by a shareholder challenging a proposed merger by Penn Millers Holding Corporation, it spelled a major victory for businesses in the Keystone State.
capital

More than ever before, municipalities in Pennsylvania and across the country are faced with the difficult but necessary challenge of holding the line on labor costs.

scale

In a significant ruling that helps define the rights of mezzanine lenders in a structured finance transaction, an Arizona federal judge agreed with a team of Ballard Spahr attorneys and prevented the proposed sale of a major luxury resort in Tucson.

OnStar

In a major victory in the OnStar litigation, Ballard Spahr attorneys prevented a potentially massive consumer case from winning class certification.

Coins

Ballard Spahr litigation partners M. Norman Goldberger and Laura E. Krabill scored a rare bondholder enforcement victory on behalf of Capital Ventures International (CVI).

Bolts

Ballard Spahr assisted the client and its affiliates in arranging financing for construction and long-term operation of a 1.5 million-square-foot manufacturing and research facility.

NYC Housing

In the largest public-private partnership of its kind in the country, a unique team of federal, state, and local government agencies and a major financial institution pulled together a complex transaction designed to modernize more than 20,000 units.

Cars

A New Jersey decision carries a universal reminder that during trial, defense counsel should focus on individual issues of fact that might overtake common issues.

solar panels

Designated a federal Solar City, the region needed technical and financial assistance in expanding sun power.

microscope

A collaboration between the university and Johnson & Johnson will enable Vanderbilt to take its role in developing schizophrenia drugs beyond identifying promising compounds, to the point of human trials.

Eddie Bauer

Lessors were among the winners when the outdoor clothing store emerged from bankruptcy with more than 300 stores remaining open.

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A defense contractor got the green light to pursue tort claims against an unnamed tipster who supplied false information to a trade association accusing the contractor of piracy.

PRHALogo

Ballard Spahr worked with the Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration to close the largest-ever Low Income Housing Tax Credit transaction.