Three attorneys in the Maryland offices of Ballard Spahr have been named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. Marci I. Gordon and Lila Shapiro-Cyr from Ballard’s Baltimore office and Erica A. Leatham from Ballard’s Bethesda office will be honored at the awards event on May 7, 2012.

The annual Maryland’s Top 100 Women award recognizes the accomplishments of women who have achieved professional success and are making a difference through their leadership, community service, and mentoring.

“Ballard Spahr is the only organization to have more than two honorees this year for this prestigious award,” said Jon M. Laria, Managing Partner of the firm’s Baltimore office. “The selection of Marci, Lila, and Erica is a testament to their professional success and commitment to the community.”

Said Roger D. Winston, Managing Partner of the firm’s Bethesda office: “Having honorees selected from both of our offices in Maryland illustrates the impact of our attorneys throughout the state and recognizes regional footprint.”

Marci Gordon is a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Real Estate Department. Her practice focuses on general real estate law with an emphasis on real estate development, acquisition, joint venture, and financing transactions. Ms. Gordon regularly represents owners, operators, and institutional investors in sophisticated national real estate transactions. Ms. Gordon serves on the board of the Everyman Theatre, is a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Baltimore metropolitan region Secondary School Committee, and a former member of the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s Young Leadership Council.

Lila Shapiro-Cyr is a partner in the Real Estate Department. She represents clients in real estate acquisitions, development, leasing, and financing. Her clients include owners and developers of commercial real estate properties, particularly shopping center and urban development. Ms. Shapiro-Cyr also has significant experience in complex mixed-finance affordable housing and represents a variety of public-housing authorities in redevelopment efforts. She serves on the boards of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Harbor City Services, Inc., and Kol Halev, Inc. Ms. Shapiro-Cyr is the Chair of the Real Property, Planning, and Zoning Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Erica Leatham, of counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Department, handles zoning and land-use matters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard, Frederick, and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland and Arlington and Fairfax counties in Northern Virginia. She serves as Vice Chair of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and is the immediate past Chair of CREW National Capital Committee.