Our Washington office is one of the firm's largest, offering services in a wide range of regulatory, transactional, finance, and litigation matters.
In 1978—nearly a century after its founding in Philadelphia—Ballard Spahr began its national expansion with the opening of an office in Washington, D.C. Our D.C. attorneys handle issues facing regulated industries and represent clients across the country in matters involving energy and project finance, public finance and public-private partnerships, real estate, media law, mortgage banking, consumer financial services, government relations and federal lobbying, and tax.
Our real estate practice is widely regarded as one of the best in the region. We handle a variety of commercial and residential real estate matters representing developers, private equity providers, lenders, and commercial sellers and purchasers. Housing is a particular area of strength. The firm's 2017 merger with First Amendment litigation powerhouse LSKS gave Ballard Spahr one of the largest and finest media law practices in the country. The following year, we welcomed a prominent lobbying and public policy group to the office, significantly expanding the federal capabilities of our well-known government relations practice. We were named 2020 Best Lawyers-U.S. News national Law Firm of the Year for First Amendment litigation.