Emilie R. Ninan, the partner responsible for Ballard Spahr's public finance practice in Delaware, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) and will serve as its Vice President of Membership through June 30, 2011.

NASABA, which currently has 27 chapters in the United States and Canada, was established to support the professional growth of South Asian lawyers, to provide a resource to the South Asian community throughout North America, and to protect the rights and liberties of South Asians across the continent. In accepting her new role, Ms. Ninan stepped down as founding President of the South Asian Bar Association of Delaware but will continue to serve as an adviser to the chapter.

"I am honored to serve on NASABA's Executive Committee," Ms. Ninan said. "I will work to ensure that chapters receive the support they need and assist in the creation of new chapters. NASABA must continue to expand in order to meet the needs of the growing South Asian community."

Ms. Ninan represents governmental, quasi-governmental, and private entities, including 501(c)(3) institutions that are eligible for tax-exempt financing for capital projects. She also advises on Uniform Commercial Code matters and delivers formal legal opinions in connection with financing transactions.

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