Teri M. Guarnaccia, a partner in the Public Finance Department at Ballard Spahr, has been named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. This is the second time Ms. Guarnaccia has received this recognition.

The annual award recognizes the accomplishments of women who have achieved professional success and are making a difference through their leadership, community service, and mentoring.

"It is an honor to be recognized alongside the outstanding women in this group," Ms. Guarnaccia said. "The work they do, both at the office and outside of it, makes a difference in the lives of thousands of people across Maryland."

Ms. Guarnaccia handles a range of real estate and public finance matters for Ballard Spahr, a national firm with 13 offices nationwide. She has acted as underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, and bond counsel and is noted for her work developing financing structures, particularly for public housing authorities.

Ms. Guarnaccia is an active member of the boards of directors of several community organizations, including: The Baltimore Station, a program for men transitioning to self-sufficiency from poverty, substance abuse, and homelessness; The Baltimore Freedom Academy, a Baltimore City innovation high school; and Baltimore Community Lending, a financial institution that supports the revitalization of Baltimore neighborhoods through financial assistance. For nearly a decade, Ms. Guarnaccia has served as an income tax return preparer for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.