Raymond G. Truitt


Tel 410.528.5629
Fax 410.528.5650

Raymond G. Truitt is known for his work in commercial real estate financing, leasing, development, and restructuring.

Ray is Ballard Spahr's Managing Partner, Finance and Operations, a member of the Executive Team of the firm's Management Committee, and a member of its Diversity and Inclusion Council.

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

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

Johns Hopkins University, Edward St. John Real Estate Program, past adjunct faculty member

University of Baltimore School of Law, past adjunct faculty member

Maryland State Bar Association Real Property Section Legislative Review 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, 2018-2020; "Eminent Practitioner," 2016-2017

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 1999-2021


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

Speaking Engagements

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

Board Memberships

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 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

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. 1979, magna cum laude)