Anna A. Mahaney, a partner in Ballard Spahr's Baltimore office, has been named one of Maryland's "Leading Women" by The Daily Record.

The Daily Record presents the Leading Women awards to honorees age 40 or younger who are the new generation of Maryland's women leaders. The 50 winners were selected by an independent panel of evaluators based on professional experience, community involvement, and commitment to inspiring change.

Ms. Mahaney is a real estate finance attorney who represents major lenders in commercial property financing transactions nationwide. She advises on complex financing structures for multibillion-dollar transactions involving portfolios of properties, with an emphasis on multifamily, affordable, and seniors housing.

Ms. Mahaney inspires change by distinguishing herself in a traditionally male-dominated field, as a mentor and example to younger lawyers, especially women, and by working to improve the community. Her extensive community service includes providing pro bono counsel to help immigrant children obtain legal residency. She has also worked pro bono to help faith-based organizations and other nonprofits accomplish missions addressing homelessness, addiction recovery, and other challenges.

Ms. Mahaney is a key member of Ballard Spahr's real estate practice in Baltimore, which consistently ranks in the highest tier for the city, the State of Maryland, and the country in such respected volumes as Chambers USA and U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers.

"Anna is such a tremendous asset to her clients, our firm, and the community, so it's great to see her receive this well-deserved recognition," said Ballard Spahr Baltimore Office Managing Partner Jon Laria. "She works on highly demanding deals and consistently closes them with great skill and composure. And she truly is a leader who finds time and energy to devote to helping make her community the best it can be."

The 2017 Leading Women awards will be presented on Dec. 4 at a reception and dinner at The Westin in Annapolis. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Dec. 5 issue of The Daily Record and available online at

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