Michael T. Kersten

Of Counsel

kersten@ballardspahr.com
Tel 410.528.5853
Fax 410.528.5650
Baltimore

Michael T. Kersten focuses his practice on public finance and project finance, acting as counsel to issuers, underwriters, placement agents, investors and trustees in tax-exempt and taxable financings.  In addition, Michael represents lenders, investors and borrowers in a wide variety of real estate transactions involving debt and equity, including net lease financings and joint ventures relating to the acquisition, development, and financing of commercial properties.

Michael served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Maryland, and during his tenure represented the Department of Housing and Community Development in connection with its bond-financed and state-funded multifamily loan programs.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Association of Baltimore City

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Publications

Co-author, "Board Members of Issuers May Be 'Municipal Advisors' under Proposed SEC Rules," Ballard Spahr Alert, January 6, 2011 

Speaking Engagements

"Securities Law 101," National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorneys Workshop, San Antonio, October 27-29, 2010

"Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documents: More Than Just Papers," Lorman Education Services, Baltimore, February 3, 2009, and February 27, 2008

Board Memberships

The Handel Choir of Baltimore

Boston College Law School (J.D. 2000, cum laude)
Articles Editor, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review

Grove City College (B.A. 1997, magna cum laude)

Maryland