Alan S. Ritterband

Tel 215.864.8716
Fax 215.864.8999

Alan S. Ritterband has extensive experience in complex transactional matters, including real estate development, acquisitions and sales, leasing, and real estate financing. He also frequently negotiates design, construction, and design-build agreements on behalf of owners and developers.

Alan is a LEED Accredited Professional as certified by the United States Green Building Council.

Representative Matters

  • Led the Ballard Spahr legal team for Comcast Corporation in connection with its $1.2 billion innovation and technology center in Center City, Philadelphia
  • Represented the Phillies in connection with the development of Citizens Bank Park, including the drafting and negotiation of the design and construction contracts for the ballpark
  • Advised the Allston Development Group of Harvard University in connection with drafting and negotiation of design and construction contracts for a major campus expansion, as well as the renovation and expansion of the Fogg Museum
  • Represented a real estate company in connection with its acquisition of an 8,700-apartment portfolio, a real estate investment trust in its purchase of a regional shopping mall, a transportation authority in the acquisition and development of its headquarters facility, and a large pension fund in its acquisition and sale of multifamily residential and retail projects
  • Drafted and negotiated design and construction contracts for a 53-story office tower in Philadelphia
  • Represented a major developer in connection with the development of more than 20 Low Income Housing Tax Credits projects, including several under the HOPE VI program

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry

Philadelphia Bar Association, past member, Real Estate Section, Executive Committee (2003-2008)

American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow

Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, real estate law (Pennsylvania), 2010-2020

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 2009-2021; "Lawyer of the Year," Real Estate Law (Philadelphia), 2012

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction – construction (including construction litigation), 2011-2013

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction – real estate, 2015, 2017-2019 

Represented VWR International in lease negotiation for its new headquarters, named by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of 2010's Best Real Estate Deals in the category "Best Office Lease/Suburban"

Community Activities

Lower Merion Township Planning Commission, 2007-2015; Co-Chairman, 2010-2015

Lower Merion Township Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Element Committee, Co-Chairman

Lower Merion Township Zoning Board, Alternate

Board Memberships

Drexel Real Estate Management & Development Advisory Board

Philadelphia Region Anti-Defamation League, Executive Committee

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1984)

Dartmouth College (A.B., magna cum laude, 1981)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa