Jon M. Laria has been chosen as Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s Baltimore Office. He succeeds Raymond G. Truitt, who moves into the role of Managing Partner for Finance and Operations at the firm, effective July 1. Mr. Truitt, a real estate attorney, will remain a member of Ballard Spahr’s elected board. Mr. Laria is also a partner in the Real Estate Department and a member of the construction, eminent domain, housing, P3/Infrastructure, transactional finance, land use, government relations, municipal recovery, and real estate development, finance, and leasing practices.