Ballard Spahr partner Jon M. Laria has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Baltimore office, effective July 1. He will succeed Raymond G. Truitt, who will become the law firm’s Managing Partner for finance and operations.

Mr. Laria is a real estate attorney who represents developers in a number of high-profile projects, including plans for a Wal-Mart-anchored retail complex in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood. He chairs the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission.