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Ballard Spahr ranks among Top 50 law firms for women

Ballard Spahr has been ranked as one of the top 50 law firms for women lawyers by the National Law Journal‘s Female Scorecard, which ranks the nation’s largest law firms according to their percentages of women attorneys. The list was based on the results of a survey the National Law Journal sent to 350 of… Read More →

Ballard Spahr’s Travis Leach earns Emerging Leaders Award

Travis Leach, a member of Ballard Spahr’s Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity Group, received the 2017 Emerging Leaders Award from The M&A Advisor. The award, widely regarded as a pinnacle of achievement in the M&A industry, recognizes excellence in deal-making, restructuring, and financing, and spotlights the achievements of leading firms and professionals. The Emerging Leaders category… Read More →

Balancing risk: What to know when joining a nonprofit board

nonprofit board

Joining a nonprofit organization’s board of directors is a noble and powerful undertaking. As a new board member, you’re now playing a large role in the success of the nonprofit’s mission to assist the community. As a board member, you have to ensure that you’re carrying out the fiduciary duties, which is a mighty responsibility. Keep in mind, though,… Read More →

Chambers USA honors 4 from Ballard Spahr Phoenix office

Ballard Spahr announced that 92 of the firm’s attorneys, including four in the Phoenix office, have been recognized for excellence in this year’s Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business rankings, along with 25 practices—the highest number of ranked practices ever for the firm. Ballard Spahr is ranked in the highest band nationwide for Financial… Read More →

4 tips for getting off to a good startup

startup

Congratulations on deciding to become an entrepreneur! Starting a business is exciting and can be a vehicle to fulfill personal ambitions. This decision took some planning and definitely took courage. It also meant thinking long and hard about the risks. Here are some basic legal considerations and steps that can help limit some of those… Read More →

Ballard Spahr’s Jeremy Poryes named Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney

Jeremy T. Poryes, a real estate lawyer with Ballard Spahr, has been honored as “Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney” for the month of April by the Volunteer Lawyers Program, a joint venture of Community Legal Services and the Maricopa County Bar Association. Through the program, attorneys provide pro bono representation, brief advocacy, or legal advice and… Read More →

Ballard Spahr attorneys named to Super Lawyers list

family law

Eleven attorneys from the Phoenix office of Ballard Spahr have been named to the 2017 Southwest Super Lawyers List. Another eight attorneys have been honored as 2017 Southwest Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and… Read More →

Ballard Spahr’s Lea Phillips named to Board of Directors

Lea A. Phillips, an environmental lawyer with Ballard Spahr, has been named to the Board of Directors for the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is a private, nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to representing the people of Arizona on issues including clean… Read More →

Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2017

Fennemore Craig
by in Az Business Leaders

Each year, Az Business magazine’s editorial team — in collaboration with industry experts — choose 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’s Travis Leach named to Tech Council board

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

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

Politics

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 →