Catherine M. LaGrange, an associate in Ballard Spahr's Business and Transactions Department, has been named to Minnesota Lawyer's "Up & Coming Attorneys" list.

The distinction "recognizes a group of new attorneys off to a fast start in their legal careers." The 28 honorees were selected on the basis of professional accomplishment, leadership, and service to their profession. "Up & Coming Attorneys" recipients must be in the first decade of legal practice.

Ms. LaGrange assists financial institutions and bank holding companies with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, regulatory matters, and capital-raising transactions. She also represents senior and mezzanine lenders and private equity groups in leveraged finance transactions.

"Katie has proven herself to be a very strong contributor to our team," said Peter V. Michaud, Chair of Ballard Spahr's Business and Transactions Department. "She's truly deserving of this recognition, and I am very proud of her professional accomplishments."