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Ballard Spahr’s Travis Leach named to Tech Council board Buchachon Petthanya

Travis J. Leach, a business and finance partner who co-leads Ballard Spahr LLP’s Emerging Growth and Private Capital Group, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council. “Our group has substantial experience helping technology companies thrive, and we are focused on providing strategic counsel to a broad variety of clients in… Read More →

State of Black Arizona honors Booker Evans, Jr.


Booker T. Evans, Jr., recognized as a leader in the legal profession and for his lifelong commitment to diversity and community service, has been named a 2016 Community Luminary by the State of Black Arizona (SBAZ). Mr. Evans and nine others will be recognized April 28 at the Community Luminary Ceremony. “It is amazing to… Read More →

Ballard Spahr marks milestone with diversity scholarship

ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society

Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $125,000 gift to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The first scholarship from the Ballard Spahr Diversity Scholarship—$25,000 for one year of tuition—will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year, and the recipient will be known as the Ballard… Read More →

Meet the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona


Each year, Az Business magazine’s editorial team — in collaboration with industry experts — chooses the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success, impact on his or her law firm, impact… Read More →

Ballard Spahr launches political law group


Ballard Spahr formed a dedicated Political and Election Law Group to help individuals, organizations, and government officials navigate the increasingly complex regulatory environment governing political activity. The team of more than 15 lawyers will advise clients on issues such as campaign finance, redistricting, access, lobbying and electoral strategy, PAC formation and regulatory compliance. Litigators in… Read More →

Ballard Spahr event features 2 former governors


Ballard Spahr is hosting a Government Relations Roadshow featuring former Arizona Governor Janice. K. Brewer and former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell to discuss campaign finance disclosure, the upcoming presidential election and evolving laws that govern political activity. The first stop on the roadshow, A Meeting at the Corner of Law & Politics, will be… Read More →

Ballard Spahr launches ‘Year of Service’


Ballard Spahr will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Phoenix through a “Year of Service” by giving back to the community. The first event will be on Monday, Jan. 18, at the Lana Turner Civitan House where lawyers and staff will spend the morning socializing with its residents and lending a hand with maintenance of the property.… Read More →

Ballard Spahr named Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

Coppersmith Brockelman

Ballard Spahr has been named national Law Firm of the Year for Real Estate in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016, in recognition of the firm’s overall performance in real estate law. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client evaluations and peer review by leading attorneys.… Read More →

Ballard Spahr launches initiative for emerging companies

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Ballard Spahr has launched a new program – Project SING – designed to support emerging companies and guide them through the legal challenges that come with starting a business. Project SING (Seed. Incubate. Nurture. Grow.) offers select emerging companies access to mentorship opportunities, educational sessions, networking, and alternative fee arrangements to accommodate the unique needs… Read More →

Labor attorney Ronald Stolkin joins Ballard Spahr in Phoenix

Two attorneys become shareholders

Ronald J. Stolkin, a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney, has joined Ballard Spahr as of counsel in the Phoenix office, Chair Mark Stewart announced. Mr. Stolkin focuses on counseling management on personnel practices, employee discipline matters, and labor relations. He has represented clients in a broad range of employment-related issues before the Equal Employment… Read More →

Kendis Key Muscheid joins Ballard Spahr as partner

ABI Multifamily

Kendis Key Muscheid, one of the leading nonprofit tax lawyers in the Southwest, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in the Phoenix office, Chair Mark Stewart announced. Ms. Muscheid focuses on the representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts, and on issues involving Arizona taxation. Her clients include a wide variety of 501(c)(3)… Read More →

John Kerkorian named Ballard Spahr managing partner

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

John G. Kerkorian, a commercial litigator who represents leading Arizona businesses and national financial institutions, will become Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office effective July 1, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced. Mr. Kerkorian succeeds Stephen M. Savage, who was a co-founder of the Phoenix office and has served as its Managing Partner since it… Read More →

Children’s Law Center honors Ballard Spahr’s William Hicks

William Hicks III

Ballard Spahr lawyer William A. Hicks III will be honored with the Adoption Sustaining Award of Excellence by the Children’s Law Center at today’s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) of Maricopa County’s For Love of Justice Reception. Mr. Hicks is a longtime volunteer for the Children’s Law Center, where he dedicates his time to helping family… Read More →

Booker T. Evans, Jr. joins Ballard Spahr

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Booker T. Evans, Jr., a prominent white collar criminal defense attorney and commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience defending multimillion-dollar cases for businesses and individuals, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in Phoenix, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. Mr. Evans was Chief Deputy District Attorney in Las Vegas and an… Read More →