Stephanie L. Franklin-Suber


Stephanie L. Franklin-Suber has considerable experience in complex commercial transactions, commercial finance, corporate and regulatory compliance and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. She is particularly experienced in economic and community development projects and government contracting. Stephanie represents privately held and global public companies in heavily regulated industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, chemical, aerospace, and retail companies.

Stephanie has extensive, national experience in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing transactions and has worked primarily with financial institutions as investors, lenders, and community development entities in all aspects of the NMTC Program. She has acted as lead counsel in an impressive range of prominent and complex NMTC transactions.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Clifford Scott Green, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1985-1986

Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1983-1985

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, member, Negotiated Acquisitions Committee; member, Governance Committee; member, Corporate Compliance Committee; member, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Task Force

Philadelphia Bar Association, past member, Executive Committee, Business Law Section

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell appointee, Standing Advisory Committee on Minority and Women Business Opportunities

Ballard Spahr's Diversity Council

Recognition & Accomplishments

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Selected as one of The Legal Intelligencer's "Diverse Attorneys of the Year," 2011

"Women of Distinction" Award, 2010, Philadelphia Business Journal, for her "outstanding professional accomplishments and contributions to the Philadelphia community"

Speaking Engagements

Moderator and lecturer at numerous continuing legal education programs for the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Bar Association, Half Moon Seminars, and other organizations on business transaction due diligence, corporate compliance and governance, and private equity investments

Board Memberships & Community Service

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, member, Executive Committee; member, Steering Committee; member, International Committee; Chair, Human Relations/ Nominating Committee

Philadelphia Bar Foundation, past member, Board of Governors; past member, Board of Trustees



University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1982)

Vassar College (B.A. 1979)

The Springside School (1975)