Raymond Truitt

Raymond G. Truitt

Senior Counsel He / Him / His

Raymond G. Truitt is a senior counsel in the Real Estate Department of Ballard Spahr and served as the Firm’s Managing Partner for Finance and Operations through 2023. Prior to 2012, he served as Managing Partner of the Firm’s Baltimore office.

Ray’s practice is concentrated in commercial real estate, including finance, leasing, development, acquisition, and disposition. His practice has included the representation of life insurance companies in their permanent lending programs throughout the mid-Atlantic region, the representation of commercial banks in their construction lending and “mini-perm” lending programs, and the representation nationally of a major pension fund in the entire range of its real estate investment program, including construction loans, construction/permanent loans, participating mortgages, convertible mortgages, joint venture formation and funding, and direct equity acquisitions.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Maryland State Bar Association, past Chair, Section of Real Property; past Chair, Section's Code Revision Committee

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), Board of Governors, 2020; Treasurer, 2022; Vice President, 2024

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Chair, 2014 ICSC U.S. Law Conference (Co-Chair, 2013); member, ICSC U.S. Law Conference Program Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

Maryland Bar Association, Distinguished Maryland Real Property Practitioner for 2018

Chambers USA, real estate law (Maryland), highest ranking (band one), 2003-2015, 2018-2019; "Eminent Practitioner," 2016-2017, 2020-2023; "Senior Statesman," 2024

The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (Baltimore), 1999-2024

Legal 500, Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate, 2014, 2015, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Various presentations for ACREL, ICSC, and Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers

Board Memberships & Community Service

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Secretary; past member, Board of Governors

Loyola College (Loyola University Maryland's school of arts and sciences), Board of Advisors

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Edward St. John Department of Real Estate, past member, Advisory Board

Georgetown University Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, past member, Advisory Board


Contributor to various American Bar Association and International Council of Shopping Centers publications



University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1982)
Judge Hardy Cross Dillard Legal Writing Fellow, 1981-1982

Loyola College (now Loyola University Maryland) (B.A. magna cum laude, 1979)