Holly V. Horsley


Tel 215.861.7372
Fax 215.864.8999
Tel 856.761.3472
Fax 856.761.1020
New Jersey

Holly advises issuers, underwriters, banks and borrowers in the structuring, issuance, offering, placement, remarketing, and restructuring of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities and other debt instruments and derivatives.

Holly serves as bond, borrower's, underwriter's, bank, and disclosure counsel to clients across the United States. Her practice focuses on tax-exempt and taxable conduit financings for hospitals and health care systems, higher education institutions, charter schools, continuing care retirement communities, and various not-for-profit organizations. She also has experience in affordable housing, including multifamily and senior housing projects.

Before joining Ballard Spahr, Holly worked at Foley & Judell LLP in New Orleans.

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers

National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)

New Jersey Bond Lawyers Group

Northeast Women in Public Finance

Board Member, Ladies First: The Mid-Atlantic Women's Public Finance Forum

Recognition & Accomplishments

Holly and other members of her respective financing teams were awarded The Bond Buyer's 2007 Southeast Regional Deal of the Year for a student housing project for Grambling State University, and 2006 Southeast Regional Deal of the Year for the renovation and restoration of the Louisiana Superdome following Hurricane Katrina.

Named among The Bond Buyer's "Rising Stars," 2019

Named among the New Jersey Law Journal's "New Leaders of the Bar," 2018

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Co-author, "New Jersey Reinstates Property Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Hospitals," Ballard Spahr alert, February 26, 2021

Co-author, "Charter School Bond Financing," National Association of Bond Lawyers, September, 2020

Co-author, "NJ Supreme Court Upholds COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act," Ballard Spahr alert, August 13, 2020

Co-author, "NJ Passes COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act," Ballard Spahr alert, July 17, 2020

Presenter, "Hot Topics in Charter School Financing," National Investment Banking Firm, August 1, 2018 

Co-author, "Louisiana Amends P3 Legislation Granting Authority to DOTD," Ballard Spahr alert, August 5, 2016

Presenter, "Rule 15c2-12 and SEC Municipal Enforcement," National Investment Banking Firm, December 15, 2015

Co-author, "Morristown Memorial Hospital: A Tax Exemption Ruling All Nonprofit Hospitals Need to Know About," Ballard Spahr alert, July 21, 2015

Panelist, "MCDC Initiative for Conduit Borrowers," New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority webinar, October 21, 2014

Co-author, "New Jersey Gets Federal Approval for $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Sandy Aid," Ballard Spahr alert, May 8, 2013

Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D. and B.Civil Law 2005)

Louisiana State University (B.S. 2002)

New Jersey