Press Release

Transactional Lawyer Ricardo Jackman Joins Ballard Spahr

February 17, 2021

Ricardo N. Jackman—who has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in transactional, business, and corporate matters—has joined Ballard Spahr in the firm’s Washington, D.C office, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.

Mr. Jackman is known for his skill in contract negotiation in the sports and entertainment industries and has helped clients secure deals and contracts with leading organizations in the movie, apparel, food and beverage, and recording industries. At Ballard Spahr, he will be a member of the firm’s Business and Transactions Department and its Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

“Ricardo is a skilled and versatile lawyer who helps clients with a wide range of business needs,” said Peter V. Michaud, Chair of Ballard Spahr’s Business and Transactions Department. “He is a wonderful addition to the firm, and his work and client relationships in the sports and entertainment sectors align with the firm’s strategic priorities in a number of key areas.”

For more than two decades, Mr. Jackman has represented professional athletes serving as a trusted advisor and handling their legal needs.

“Ballard Spahr’s national platform and practice range will help me serve clients in a more complete way,” Mr. Jackman said. “The firm is known for its excellent legal work and shares my commitment to client value and service. It’s the right fit, and I’m excited to get started.”

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