Lynn Axelroth, partner in the Real Estate Department at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been appointed to a three-year term on The American College of Construction Lawyers' (ACCL) Board of Governors. 

"Lynn is among the premier construction lawyers in the nation," said Michael Sklaroff, chair of Ballard's Real Estate Department.  "She has represented top-tier organizations in major civic projects, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Phillies, and Independence Visitors' Center.  She has lectured widely and is a recognized authority on design and construction documents."

ACCL is one of the premier organizations for U.S. real estate lawyers.  It comprises the top 1 percent of lawyers admitted to the construction bar in the U.S. and includes lawyers and judges from Canada, Britain, and France.  Lawyers are elected to membership, by invitation only, based on their legal ability in construction law and their standards of professional and ethical conduct.  The organization offers members the opportunity to analyze industry trends and issues, as well as interact with other well-known professionals in their field.

Ms. Axelroth represents corporate, institutional, developer, individual ,and public owners, public/private joint venturers, lenders, prime and trade contractors, and design professionals in all aspects of complex commercial real estate development, construction and design contracts, financing, and alternative dispute resolution.  She has chaired Ballard's Construction Practice Group and was managing partner of its Philadelphia office.  She is an elected fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and an elected member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.  Ms. Axelroth speaks frequently at industry events about construction matters and has written many articles on the topic.  She has authored chapters on owners' and lenders' considerations in construction transactions in Legal Strategies for the Construction Industry (Inside the Minds), published by Aspatore Books, and in Fundamentals in Construction Law, published by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry.  She recently participated as a speaker in two ALI-ABA webcasts, "Construction Defects" and "Condominium Workouts: A Survival Guide."