Higher Education

Ballard Spahr's higher education lawyers understand the special legal issues facing colleges and universities, as well as proprietary, post-secondary institutions. We are sensitive to the needs of students, faculty, and the neighborhoods and communities surrounding higher education institutions. We also understand the implications of local, state, and national politics.

Ballard Spahr has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, or credit enhancer's counsel in hundreds of bond issues, aggregating billions in transactions involving higher education institutions. These financings have supported the development of campus facilities, hospitals and clinics, research buildings, student housing (both university owned and privatized housing), auxiliary facilities and stadiums located around the country.

The beneficiaries include state university systems, an Ivy League university, academic medical centers, private nonprofit colleges and universities, vocational/technical schools, and private and parochial secondary schools.