John D. Sadler, a commercial litigator who focuses on complex commercial litigation matters and the representation of commercial lenders in workout and restructuring matters, has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Mr. Sadler has significant experience in matters involving default servicing, debt recovery, lien perfection, judgment enforcement, and lender defense. He handles real estate disputes, creditors’ rights, corporate disputes, mechanics’ liens, breaches of contract, construction, and leasing disputes. He also advises creditors, debtors, and trustees in litigation before bankruptcy courts.

“John is a strong commercial litigator with an outstanding reputation. His arrival will bolster our already substantial capabilities in the area of workouts and restructurings, as well as general commercial litigation for our real estate and business clients,” said Roger D. Winston, Managing Partner of the firm’s Bethesda office. “I know our clients will enjoy working with John, and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Mr. Sadler assists lenders in planning, negotiating, and documenting commercial debt restructurings and represents creditors and financial distressed entities in all phases of the workout and restructuring process. At Ballard Spahr, he will be a member of the Litigation Department and the firm’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery; Commercial Litigation; and Commercial Real Estate Recovery Groups.

“Ballard Spahr is nationally known for its work with distressed real estate matters and for the excellence of its bankruptcy and litigation teams,” said Mr. Sadler. “I am eager to meet the team and get started.”