Marci I. Gordon and Lila Shapiro-Cyr, partners in the Real Estate Department at the law firm Ballard Spahr LLP, have been named 2010 Leading Women by The Daily Record. Ms. Gordon and Ms. Shapiro-Cyr were chosen based on their professional experience, community involvement, and commitment to inspiring change.

Ms. Gordon practices general real estate law, and she has particularly strong experience in real estate development, acquisition, and financing transactions, including equity investments in real estate. Ms. Gordon represents major local and national owners and developers of commercial real estate as well as institutional investors. She has handled the negotiation and closing of the acquisition, financing, development, restructuring, and debt and equity investment in sophisticated real estate projects across the country.

Ms. Shapiro-Cyr represents clients in real estate acquisitions, development, leasing, and financing. Her clients include owners and developers of commercial real estate properties, and her practice focuses on shopping center and urban development. Ms. Shapiro-Cyr also has significant experience in complex mixed-finance affordable housing, representing a variety of public-housing authorities in ongoing redevelopment efforts.