Barbara A. Casey focuses on real property acquisition, development, sales, leasing, and commercial lending. Barbara represents numerous clients before local planning and zoning boards to obtain land-use approvals, variances, and other zoning approvals.
Barbara represents clients in the registration and development of condominium and homeowners' association and time-share projects, including mixed-use projects. Additionally, she represents purchasers and sellers in large commercial transactions; negotiates acquisition and development contracts, including construction contracts; negotiates commercial leases for tenants and landlords; and represents lenders and borrowers in large commercial loan transactions. Barbara represents numerous clients in redevelopment projects throughout New Jersey, assisting them in the negotiation and implementation of redevelopment area designations, redevelopment plans, redevelopment agreements, financial agreements, development approvals, and financing.
Between 1997 and 2001, Barbara served as Solicitor for Voorhees Township in Camden County, New Jersey.
Pro Bono Experience
Barbara has represented numerous nonprofit clients through Ballard Spahr's pro bono efforts in various real estate matters including the leasing and acquisition of real estate for use as a charter school, obtaining land use approvals for affordable housing, education, and community service organizations and programs, converting a cooperative project into a condominium, and creating housing for disadvantaged youth.
Her New Jersey pro bono clients include Eco Charter School, The Work Group, Urban Promise Ministries, Habitat for Humanity Burlington County, Habitat for Humanity Newark, and the Plainfield Area YMCA.Barbara also has represented Living Faith Christian Center and Victory in Christ Christian Center in land use and real estate transactions and has represented the ARC Gloucester County in various real estate transactions.
New Jersey State Bar Association, past Chair, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section Board of Consultants (2008-2009); past board member, Land Use Law Section
New Jersey Builder's Association, Legislative Committee
Ballard Spahr's Diversity Council
Urban Land Institute: South Jersey Regional Satellite Council, Women's Leadership Initiative Council
Recognition & Accomplishments
Chambers USA, real estate law (New Jersey), 2008-2020
Recipient, New Jersey Volunteers of the Year Award from Pro Bono Partnership, 2019
Recipient, Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey's (GSCSNJ) Honor Award, 2011, 2019
Recipient, Arthur S. Horn Distinguished Service Award, 2018
Recipient, New Jersey Builder's Association Chairman's Award, for her work with the Legislative Committee, 2008, 2014, and 2017, and the Meritorious Service Award, 2018
Moderator, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Introduction to Tax Credits Conference, April 2013
Moderator and presenter, New Jersey Builder's Association Annual Convention Program on HOA Transition, March 2010
Presenter, Real Estate Education Track, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting 2008, 2010, and 2016
Presenter, New Jersey ICLE Program on Easements 2009, Redevelopment Law 2010, Ethics in Transactions 2010, 2011, and 2013
Coordinator and instructor, Redevelopment Training Institute's Redevelopment Planning segment (four-day program), New Jersey Redevelopment Authority and Ballard Spahr, October 2008, October 2009
Moderator and presenter, New Jersey State Bar Association 2008 Real Estate Symposium, March 2008; presenter 2014 and 2016
Board Memberships & Community Service
Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey Board of Directors from 2007 to 2020, serving as Third Vice Chair from 2013 to 2020; Audit and Bylaws Committee, Board Development Committee, and Property Committee, which she continues to serve as a former Board Member.
"Revel in This: Developer Can Do Condos — And Should," Dimensions newsletter of the New Jersey Builders Association, Spring 2015
Co-author, "Cultivating More Women and Minority Lawyers in The Garden State," New Jersey Law Journal, September 27, 2013
"Distressed Condominium Projects: Fractional Interest Sales Might Save the Day," New Jersey Law Journal, June 22, 2009
Co-author, "Bill Seeks to Regulate Homeowner Associations," New Jersey Law Journal Real Estate Section, July 5, 2005 (analyzed the version of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act that was being proposed for adoption in New Jersey)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D. 1985, high honors)
Symposium Editor, Rutgers Law Journal
University of Cincinnati (B.A. 1981, magna cum laude)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa