For the last 25 years, Michael Sklaroff was the only Chair to leader Ballard Spahr’s Real Estate Department. That run ended at the beginning of this year.

Mr. Sklaroff, who helped guide the group’s attorneys through ever-changing real estate market conditions during his tenure, has stepped down from his leadership role. Bart I. Mellits has been appointed to succeed Mr. Sklaroff and will lead a department of 110 lawyers in 11 of the firm’s 13 offices nationwide.

Mr. Mellits has held a variety of leadership positions at Ballard Spahr, serving as Vice Chair of the Real Estate Department and as a member of the firm’s Elected and Expanded Boards.

“Our Real Estate Department owes its success to a deep bench of talented attorneys and also to a strategic vision that fostered agility through changing economic conditions,” Mr. Mellits said. “I am deeply grateful to Michael for building this department from the ground up and am eager to continue his legacy of targeted growth, collegiality, and client service.”

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