Eileen B. Quigley, a real estate attorney at Ballard Spahr, will serve as Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Real Property Section, beginning a one-year term on January 1, 2017.

The official announcement of Ms. Quigley's new position was made at the section's annual meeting on November 10, 2016. She served during 2016 as Vice Chair and in previous years as section Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Committee Member.

As Chair, Ms. Quigley will preside over section meetings, appoint members of committees, and have overall responsibility for policy and management of the Real Property Section, in coordination with her fellow section officers and the Executive Committee. With her latest leadership role, Ms. Quigley continues Ballard Spahr's longstanding participation in and commitment to the Real Property Section.

The Real Property Section keeps members and the public informed about legal, legislative, and other developments affecting the administration of real property. The section coordinates members' participation in community service projects for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and through representation of indigent citizens in need of legal assistance.

The section also provides members opportunities to meet, network, and share experience with other lawyers practicing real estate and real property law. Section committees focus on specific areas of real estate law—buyers' bulk sales liability, condominiums and cooperatives, construction contracts, eminent domain and appraisals, financing of real estate, landlord and tenant, local government and taxation affecting real estate, title insurance, sales and settlements, and zoning and land use.

The section also offers continuing legal education programs for real estate professionals and opportunities for cross-professional networking through its Joint Committee of Lawyers and Realtors.

Ms. Quigley counsels businesses, individuals, developers, nonprofits, universities, and telecommunications companies in a wide range of real estate matters. She focuses her practice on land use, entitlements, zoning, administrative law, and historic preservation. Before joining Ballard Spahr, Ms. Quigley served for seven years in the City of Philadelphia Law Department, where she counseled and represented city government departments, including the Department of Licenses and Inspections, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Philadelphia Historical Commission.