Forbes has named Ballard Spahr one of the country's top corporate law firms based on survey results released today. The firm also earned a "most recommended" distinction for Real Estate law.

The rankings are based on the results of a survey sent to 95,000 attorneys and legal professionals working in-house or at firms, covering nearly 20 practice areas. From the 8,000 nominations submitted, Forbes selected 244 firms for the list.

Ballard Spahr serves corporate clients in a range of areas, including those in the survey, from mergers and acquisitions to private equity and venture capital to real estate. The firm's Business and Transactions attorneys work with clients of all sizes to negotiate, structure, and complete transactions that improve competitive position, add value, and sustain growth. Ballard Spahr litigators represent corporate clients in labor and employment matters, high-profile antitrust cases, and bet-the-company securities litigation, among others.

Lawyers in Ballard Spahr's Real Estate Department advise clients on all aspects of finance, investment, and development transactions nationwide. With more than 120 attorneys in 14 offices across the country, it is one of the largest and most highly regarded real estate practices in the nation.