2021 Top 10 Press Releases

Ballard Spahr Represents Grand Canyon University in Arizona's Largest Real Estate-Secured Deal in History: Ballard Spahr represented Grand Canyon University (GCU) in a $1.2 billion bond offering and refinancing transaction that is believed to be the largest real estate-secured deal in the history of Arizona. The deal will help GCU realize substantial cost savings.

Ballard Spahr Represents the Brave New Workshop in Sale of Assets, Building: Ballard Spahr represented the Brave New Workshop, the longest-running satirical comedy theater in the United States, in the recent sale of its assets and physical space to Hennepin Theatre Trust. The transaction includes the sale of the Brave New Workshop’s physical space in the heart of Minneapolis’ bustling Theater District.

Chambers USA Names 97 Ballard Spahr Leading Lawyers and 46 Practices for 2021: Ballard Spahr received top accolades from one of the legal industry’s longest-running and most-respected rankings.

Ballard Spahr Advises Transaction Committee of Sykes Enterprises on $2.2B Deal: Ballard Spahr served as counsel to the transaction committee of the Board of Directors of Sykes Enterprises, Inc., in Sykes Enterprises’ merger with the Sitel Group in a transaction valued at approximately $2.2 billion

Ballard Spahr Attorneys Set Firm Record With Nearly 53,000 Pro Bono Hours Donated in 2020: Ballard Spahr attorneys contributed a record 52,909 hours of pro bono legal services in 2020. As part of its pro bono program, Ballard Spahr donated more than $45,000 to nonprofit organizations selected by recipients of the firm’s pro bono awards and members of its 2020 pro bono honor roll—235 individuals across Ballard Spahr’s 15 offices nationwide who contributed 50 or more hours each last year.

Ballard Spahr's Baltimore Office Will Remain in City's Central Business District: Ballard Spahr is committed to the communities where are attorneys and staff live and work. The firm announced that, while it would relocate its Baltimore office to a new location, it would remain downtown as a sign of commitment to the city’s urban renaissance.

Ballard Spahr Represents Pyramid Biosciences in $864 Million Licensing Deal: Ballard Spahr represented clinical-stage biotechnology company Pyramid Biosciences, Inc., in the development of a global licensing deal for two cancer therapies worth up to $846 million.

Ballard Spahr Represents Visible Supply Chain Management in $838 Million Acquisition: Ballard Spahr represented Visible Supply Chain Management in its acquisition by integrated container logistics company A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping and vessel operator. The transaction had an enterprise value of $838 million.

In Mississippi, a First Amendment Win for Government Accountability: After nearly two years of work by a team of Ballard Spahr First Amendment litigators, the Mississippi Ethics Commission recently levied a $170,000 penalty—the largest in state history against a public body—against the City of Jackson for failure to comply with open records laws.

Ballard Spahr Launches Cannabis Legislation Tracker: Ballard Spahr’s Client Value and Innovation Team supplements our attorney’s legal service with solutions like the Cannabis Tracker, a tool members of our recently formed Cannabis practice use to help their clients stay informed of the degree, if any, to which cannabis has been legalized state by state.