Business and Transactions

The corporate attorneys at Ballard Spahr work with clients of all sizes and stages of maturity to negotiate, structure, and complete transactions that improve competitive position, add value, and sustain growth.

Ballard goes beyond issue-spotting to deliver actionable, forward-thinking, and tailored business advice—powered by deep industry experience. We provide practical advice to businesses on the best legal framework for operations, investments, regulatory compliance, and special initiatives. From entity formation, capital raising, and regulatory compliance to sophisticated mergers, acquisitions, and other liquidity events, our work spans corporate life cycles and industries. And our attorneys' industry perspective, knowledge of regulatory regimes and agencies, and legal skill enable them to identify and address issues before they become obstacles.

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Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity

  • We advised DuPont de Nemours, Inc. in numerous transactions, including:
    • the divestiture of a majority of its Mobility & Materials segment to Celanese;
    • the negotiation of hundreds of manufacturing, supply, and service agreements in transformative transactions, including the sale of 80% ownership interest of its Delrin business valued at $1.8 billion, the merger of IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction, and the separation of DowDuPont into three separate publicly traded companies; and
    • the $510 million sale of its Clean Technologies business.
  • We represented ShoreView Industries, a private equity firm, in:
    • completing ten add-on transactions and one divestiture in 2023 for existing portfolio companies;
    • the sale of portfolio company Burton Plumbing LLC following six acquisitions in less than two years; and
    • investments in current portfolio companies: Crown Products, Inc., 8020 Consulting, LLC, and Diversified Search Group.


  • We counsel more than 30 public companies in periodic reporting with the SEC and in day-to-day securities disclosure matters.
  • We have represented Exelon Corporation and several of its predecessor and subsidiary companies for more than 35 years. We have handled more than $8 billion in public and private debt and preferred securities offerings, significant restructuring, and a substantial increase to more than $6 billion in the company's revolving credit facilities. We also handled the securitization of $5 billion of PECO's stranded costs, which at the time was the largest U.S. asset securitization. Our attorneys established commercial paper programs, negotiated derivative transactions, and developed a process for SEC compliance for all of Exelon's reporting companies.