Ballard Spahr associate Eileen B. Quigley, who represents businesses and individuals in real estate and land use matters, has been named to the Board of Directors of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG), a nonprofit mosaicked art gallery and community arts center in South Philadelphia.

For the past eight years, Ms. Quigley has provided pro bono legal services to the Magic Gardens, which spans half a block on Philadelphia’s South Street. Ballard Spahr has supported the cultural landmark since shortly after artist Isaiah Zagar began creating it in the mid-1990s. The attraction features a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden and fully tiled indoor space, and exhibits works of local, national, and international artists whose visions align with the organization’s mission of educating the public about mosaic, folk, and visionary arts. PMG also presents educational programs and workshops, as well as school tours and other group visits and events.

“I look forward to expanding my opportunities to work with the Magic Gardens in this role as a board member,” Ms. Quigley said. “I very much support the mission. This cultural treasure is really part of the community; we want to make art accessible to everybody. It’s exciting to be part of an ongoing process that is always changing, always being added to, a living, breathing work of art.”

Ms. Quigley counsels businesses, individuals, developers, nonprofits, universities, and telecommunications companies on real estate-related matters, with an emphasis on land use, entitlements, zoning, administrative law, and historic preservation. She represents clients before administrative bodies, commissions, agencies, and courts.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Ms. Quigley served for seven years in the City of Philadelphia Law Department, where she provided legal representation to many city departments, including the Department of Licenses and Inspections, Department of Health and Human Services, and Philadelphia Historical Commission. She was co-counsel in the creation and implementation of the first Lead Paint Court in Philadelphia, the city’s pilot program to address quality-of-life issues, as well as the city’s Neighborhood Transformation Initiative to reduce urban blight.

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