Ballard Spahr's Minneapolis office recently added bond lawyer Benjamin W. Johnson to its Public Finance Department. Mr. Johnson has a wide range of public finance experience in general obligation, revenue, and tax-increment financings.

Emilie R. Ninan, chair of the Department said, "We are delighted that Ben is bringing his considerable skill and reputation for strategic problem solving to Ballard Spahr. He will play a key part in our service to clients in the Midwest and throughout the country." Of his transition to Ballard Spahr, Mr. Johnson said the firm gave him the opportunity to expand his practice due to Ballard Spahr's "more expansive base, range of experience, and tax expertise."

Last year, Ballard Spahr also hired public finance attorneys Mark O. Norell and David J. Fernandez in the firm's New York office.

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