The Legal 500, the highly regarded annual guide to the legal profession, lists six Ballard Spahr attorneys from the firm's 70-plus attorney Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Group in the 2017 rankings as recommended nationally in their areas of practice. Three of those listed, including Damon O. Barry, Stephen W. Donelson, and Michele J. Rowland, are based in Ballard Spahr’s Denver office.

"I have really enjoyed being part of the Ballard Spahr team," said Mr. Donelson, who along with Mr. Barry, joined the firm in 2016. "The national platform has been great for our M&A clients, and the team has deal experience in the technology, telecoms, retail, gaming, e-payments, and manufacturing sectors."

Ballard Spahr's Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Group regularly works alongside the firm's Tax, Securities, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Intellectual Property, and Environmental Law Groups.

The Legal 500 rankings are determined by researchers, including journalists and attorneys, who conduct months of in-depth market research. They solicit feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide and conduct interviews with leading peer attorneys.

Ballard Spahr Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Group attorneys recognized by The Legal 500 for 2017:

M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500M)

• Craig Circosta - Philadelphia
• Damon O. Barry - Denver
• David H. Landau - New York
• Karen C. McConnell - Phoenix
• Michele J. Rowland - Denver
• Stephen W. Donelson - Denver