Ballard Spahr is pleased to announce its sponsorship as co-chair of The Bond Buyer's Symposium on Distressed Municipalities.

Municipalities across the country are facing fiscal challenges. Join lawyers from Ballard Spahr’s Public Finance Department and its Municipal Recovery Initiative, and a wide range of panelists from across the country as they analyze what many states, counties, cities, and towns are experiencing and offer realistic solutions for preventing and resolving municipal fiscal distress.

For information, including a complete conference agenda, or to register, please click here.


  • Identifying and Diagnosing Distress
  • The View from the Bond Market
  • State Oversight Structures and Interventions
  • Life under Receivership
  • Roundtable: Recovery Stories
  • The Politics of Restructuring
  • The Evolving Chapter 9 Landscape
  • Pension Reforms and Workforce Flexibility
  • Economic Recovery Outlook

Please join us for a cocktail reception March 27 at 5:30 p.m. featuring a conversation with former Pennsylvania Governor and current Ballard Spahr partner Edward G. Rendell.

Symposium Co-Chairs

William C. Rhodes, Chair, Public Finance Department
Dean Kaplan, Managing Director, The PFM Group