Who's Who Legal recognized law firms boasting an excellent team of leading real estate and construction lawyers who provide high-quality advice on complex transactional and contentious matters. This includes expertise relating to national and cross-border real estate issues, as well as counsel to owners, contractors and subcontractors in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.

According to the publication, Ballard Spahr boasts a “stellar” real estate practice, with lawyers across the US advising clients on acquisition, financing, leasing, sale and restructuring transactions. The firm also has specialist litigation, complex transaction and finance practices at its disposal ensuring the firm is able to provide the full complement of services to its real estate clients. Ballard Spahr boasts over 120 real estate specialists, and has recently been involved in the Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre, a $1.2 billion 59-story skyscraper in Philadelphia.

Beverly Quail concentrates on all aspects of real estate matters, with an emphasis on financing and development. Her “no-nonsense approach” and “quick thinking” are praised by clients. Roger Winston leads the firm’s mixed-use development and condominium team, representing developers, investors, and lenders in a variety of matters. Gary York is “outstanding” on major real estate finance, banking, and creditors' rights matters. David Pollack focuses on matters relating to shopping centres, with an emphasis in the areas of commercial leasing and the national representation of landlords in retail bankruptcy matters.