Raymond A. Quaglia

Partner

quaglia@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8530
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Raymond A. Quaglia is experienced in a diverse range of real estate and commercial litigation, including commercial foreclosures, contractual disputes, lender liability and condominium litigation, as well as in the area of gaming law. Ray has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of business disputes in federal and state court. His recent trial-level work includes representing special servicers, lenders and receivers in foreclosure, receivership and lender liability actions; representing commercial landlords in lease disputes with tenants; and litigating commercial contract disputes. Ray has obtained and executed upon more than $750 million in judgments in commercial mortgage foreclosure actions.

At the appellate level, Ray has appeared before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is also an experienced gaming attorney who has appeared on numerous occasions before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Representative Matters

Real Estate and Commercial Litigation

  • Obtained judgment for the lender in a commercial mortgage foreclosure action following trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, as Trustee v. JGKM Assocs., Civil Action No. 12-4550, 2015 WL 1474448 (March 31, 2015)

  • Obtained a $950,000 verdict plus attorneys’ fees following trial for the plaintiff/landlord in a commercial lease dispute with the tenant in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in NRFC Philmont Holdings, LLC v. AWeber Systems, Inc., Civil Action No. 12-7019, 2014 WL 1515621 (April 16, 2014) & 2014 WL 3844617 (August 1, 2014)

  • Represented the condominium developer in MetroClub Condominium Ass’n v. 201-59 North Eighth Street Assocs., L.P., 47 A.3d 137 (Pa. Super. Ct 2012), affirming the developer’s right to continue to control unallocated parking spaces after control of the association’s executive board has passed to the unit owners

  • Obtained summary judgment in mortgage foreclosure on a commercial mortgage for the plaintiff-lender in AmercoReal Estate Co. v. Appalachian Self-Storage, LLC, 2012 WL 3597189 (M.D. Pa. Aug . 20, 2012)

  • Represented a federal court-appointed receiver in the disposition by private and public receiver sales and auctions of the assets of a multiproperty, multistate receivership comprising 22 residential development projects, including 11 projects in Pennsylvania, involving approximately 348 residential units/lots

  • Represented the intervenor/licensee, Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, L.P. in Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, 15 A.3d 884 (Pa. 2011), affirming the award of a slot machine license for the Valley Forge Casino Resort

  • Obtained a multimillion-dollar verdict for the plaintiff following trial in the Supreme Court of New York in Delafoil Holdings, Inc. v. Philips Electronics North America Corp., Index No. 601736/06 (Sept. 4, 2008)

  • Argued Wirth v. Aetna U.S. Healthcare, 904 A.2d 858 (Pa. 2006), in which the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that HMOs are statutorily exempt from complying with the anti-subrogation provision of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, and Wirth v. Aetna U.S. Healthcare, 469 F.3d 305 (3d Cir. 2006), in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that plaintiff's putative state law claims for violation of Pennsylvania's antisubrogation statute were preempted by ERISA for federal jurisdictional purposes

  • Acted as the primary draftsman of the successful briefs for the appellee in Maio v. Aetna, Inc., 221 F.3d 472 (3d Cir. 2000), holding that HMO subscribers lack standing to sue their HMO under RICO, absent a concrete financial loss, and for the appellants in Household Bank v. JFS Group, 320 F.3d 1249 (11th Cir. 2003), holding that federal question jurisdiction exists over a declaratory judgment action where a defendant could have brought a nonfrivolous coercive action in federal court to enforce its rights

  • Represented the Pennsylvania horse racing industry as amici in Pennsylvanians Against Gambling Expansion Fund, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 583 Pa. 275, 877 A.2d 383 (2005), where the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania upheld in substantial part the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act

Gaming Law

  • Represented the intervenor/licensee, Woodlands Fayette, LLC, in Mason-Dixon Resorts, L.P. v. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, 52 A.3d 1087 (Pa. 2012), affirming the award of a slot machine license for the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

  • Represented the intervenor/licensee, Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, L.P. in Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, 15 A.3d 884 (Pa. 2011), affirming the award of a slot machine license for the Valley Forge Casino Resort

  • Represented the Pennsylvania horse racing industry as amici in Pennsylvanians Against Gambling Expansion Fund, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 583 Pa. 275, 877 A.2d 383 (2005), where the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania upheld in substantial part the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named by Benchmark Litigation as a "Future Star" in litigation, 2009-2016, 2018-2019

Speaking Engagements

Frequent speaker on gaming issues

Speaker, "Setting Ground Rules Before Litigation: Tips for Transactional Lawyers," Ballard Spahr CLE webinar, March 21, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1991)

Georgetown University (B.A. 1988, magna cum laude)

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit