Raymond G. Truitt, a leading real estate attorney and Ballard Spahr’s Managing Partner of Finance and Operations, is chairing the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2014 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, which convenes on Wednesday, October 22, in Orlando, Florida. He is the fourth Ballard Spahr partner to serve as Chair.

The ICSC is the shopping center industry’s premier global trade association, with more than 65,000 members in 100 countries. Mr. Truitt has led the planning and organization of this year’s conference, which is expected to draw more than 1,300 attendees from across the United States, as well as from several foreign countries. Mr. Truitt has served on the Law Conference Program Committee since 2006 and was Co-Chair of last year’s conference.

“This conference offers an opportunity to discuss legal developments unique to the retail real estate industry and to network with our peers,” said Mr. Truitt, a Real Estate Department partner in Ballard Spahr’s Baltimore office. “The insight we gain there will help us to better serve clients and will keep us focused on the issues that matter to them most.”

Mr. Truitt represents clients nationwide. He focuses on commercial real estate financing, leasing, development, and restructuring. As Managing Partner of Finance and Operations, he manages the business operations for Ballard Spahr’s 14 offices across the country.

With more than 100 lawyers, the firm’s Real Estate Department is one of the largest and most diversified in the nation. Its attorneys represent real estate clients in acquisition, financing, leasing, and distressed real estate transactions and have handled real estate work in nearly every state.

Mr. Truitt has been recognized for 12 consecutive years with the highest ranking by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and for 17 consecutive years in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a frequent speaker at the Law Conference and a contributor to various ICSC publications. Mr. Truitt is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and serves on the advisory boards for the College of Arts and Sciences of Loyola University Maryland and the Edward St. John Real Estate Program at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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