Amy M. McClain, a partner in the Real Estate Department at Ballard Spahr, has been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. She will be honored at an awards reception on May 5, 2014.

The annual Maryland’s Top 100 Women award recognizes the accomplishments of women who have achieved professional success and are making a difference through their leadership, community service, and mentoring.

“The list demonstrates the wealth of talent that exists among Maryland women who excel professionally and also give back to their communities,” said Ms. McClain, who is based in Ballard Spahr’s Baltimore office. “I’m honored to be among them.”

Jon M. Laria, Managing Partner of the Baltimore office, noted that this year marks the fourth consecutive year in which women from Ballard Spahr’s Maryland offices have been included on the Top 100 Women list.

“It’s gratifying to see Ballard Spahr consistently represented on this list,” Mr. Laria said. “Amy is a top-notch attorney who also devotes time to community service, making a positive impact on the lives of countless Maryland residents. We’re proud that her contributions are being recognized.”

Ms. McClain represents housing authorities and affordable housing developers in complex real estate finance transactions. She has closed dozens of affordable housing transactions involving a variety of funding sources, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, public housing, Section 8 and other HUD subsidies, tax-exempt bonds, state housing finance agency loan funds, and conventional financing.

Ms. McClain also serves on the boards of directors of the Southeast Community Development Corporation (SECDC) in Baltimore and the Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks, Maryland. SECDC is the oldest community development corporation in the city and promotes healthy, dynamic, and diverse communities in Southeast Baltimore by offering housing counseling and coordinating community efforts such as Highlandtown Main Street, a Healthy Neighborhoods loan program, and the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District. The O'Dwyer Retreat House strives to create a welcoming setting for retreatants from parishes and Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, serving nearly 8,000 youth and adults a year.

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