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January 3, 2012
The Ballard Spahr law firm of Center City said Tuesday that John B. Langel has been named chair of its litigation department and William C. Rhodes will head the public finance group. Ballard's litigation department is composed of more than 200 lawyers, while its public finance group, which represents state and local governments and other entities in bond transactions, is composed of 50 lawyers.    - Chris Mondics
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January 25, 2011 | By NAOMI JAGODA, jagodan@phillynews.com 215-854-5926
Ed Rendell may have left the Pennsylvania governor's mansion just last week, but he certainly isn't out of work. Rendell has added to the list of his post-gubernatorial jobs by rejoining the Ballard Spahr law firm as a partner in its Philadelphia office, the firm announced yesterday. Rendell previously worked at the firm between his terms as Philadelphia mayor and governor. He will work primarily on public-private partnerships and issues relating to infrastructure, energy, the environment, health care and higher education, according to a news release.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2009 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To cope with an ongoing decline in business and rising costs, Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll L.L.P. is cutting compensation for its more junior lawyers. The move follows the layoffs of nearly 170 staff and more than a half-dozen lawyers in the last year. The firm declined to comment yesterday on the salary cuts, saying that as a matter of policy it would not discuss compensation of its lawyers. But legal-community observers said the firm's 238 associates had been informed their pay would be reduced.
NEWS
May 14, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE CHAIRMAN of Ballard Spahr, one of Philadelphia's most prominent law firms, was at a loss for words. How to describe Rick Ballard and his impact, not only on the firm but on the community, his family, his friends and the nation? Speaking yesterday while still stunned by Rick's death on Sunday, Mark Stewart could only say: "I could sit here for hours and still not have the words to adequately describe Rick's importance to the firm, his achievements as a lawyer and his impact on those of us who were lucky enough to know him. "Rick was what every lawyer should want to be: fiercely smart, caring, a gentleman.
NEWS
December 23, 1999 | By Cynthia Burton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Rendell will become a partner at the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll on Jan. 3, the day he leaves office. Rendell has strong personal and political ties to the firm. His former chief of staff and close friend, David L. Cohen, is the firm's chairman. Rendell's friend and loyal political supporter Arthur Makadon is chairman of the firm's litigation department. And its members and political action committee combine to make the firm Rendell's number-one, all-time campaign contributor at $308,947 since 1990.
NEWS
February 18, 2009 | By Paul Nussbaum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Delaware River Port Authority spent nearly $2 million on outside legal firms in 2007 and 2008, and the biggest beneficiary was the former firm of Gov. Rendell, who chairs the DRPA. Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll L.L.P. collected $620,412 over the last two years, DRPA records show. The firm was paid to handle labor issues, trademark matters, and preparation for toll increases, among other things. Rendell was a partner at Ballard Spahr before he was elected governor.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2008 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John H. Estey, a trusted confidant of Gov. Rendell and a key player in his administration, plans to leave state government to join the Philadelphia law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll L.L.P., where he will lead a new practice group representing corporate clients before government agencies. Estey, 45, was Rendell's chief of staff from the beginning of the governor's administration in 2003 through April last year, when he stepped aside to fill the role of senior adviser.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a lengthy drought, real estate lawyers are a hot commodity again. The biggest firms in Philadelphia and other cities with booming real estate markets say finding lawyers skilled in handling the zoning, tax, and transactional pieces of complex projects has become a near impossibility. There simply aren't enough lawyers to go around, and that has stretched existing practice groups and forced firms to move lawyers internally from other specialties. " Voracious is the word that I would use to describe what is going on," said Bart Mellits, chair of Ballard Spahr's real estate department, which has more than 100 lawyers.
NEWS
September 27, 2011
TOP-10 law firms used by the school district since 2006 1. Blank Rome: $6.3 million 2. Saul Ewing: $1.16 million 3. Ballard Spahr: $848,997 4. Tucker Law Group, LLC: $581,305 5. WolfBlock: $454,496 6. Cozen & O'Connor: $434,936 7. Feldesman Tucker Leifer & Fidell: $431,015 8. Archer & Greiner: $406,755 9. Fineman Krekstein & Harris: $404,726 10. Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis: $386,655 ...
NEWS
August 22, 2000 | By Clea Benson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After Stephanie Franklin-Suber leaves her post as Mayor Street's chief of staff Sept. 3, she will take a job practicing business law as a partner at the politically connected firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, the firm announced yesterday. Franklin-Suber, who was a corporate lawyer before she joined city government, will handle standard corporate matters such as mergers and acquisitions, said David L. Cohen, the chairman of the firm. Though Ballard Spahr has a large public-finance department and represents clients who have business with the City of Philadelphia, Franklin-Suber will not handle any matters that she dealt with while in city government, either as chief of staff or in her previous job as city solicitor, Cohen said.
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August 1, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a lengthy drought, real estate lawyers are a hot commodity again. The biggest firms in Philadelphia and other cities with booming real estate markets say finding lawyers skilled in handling the zoning, tax, and transactional pieces of complex projects has become a near impossibility. There simply aren't enough lawyers to go around, and that has stretched existing practice groups and forced firms to move lawyers internally from other specialties. " Voracious is the word that I would use to describe what is going on," said Bart Mellits, chair of Ballard Spahr's real estate department, which has more than 100 lawyers.
NEWS
July 20, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stanley W. Root Jr., 92, of Chestnut Hill and Naples, Fla., a prominent lawyer, Army veteran, and former president of the Union League of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, July 8, of respiratory failure at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. Root's life revolved around commitment to country, profession, and family. Born at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where his father was stationed as an Army officer, Mr. Root grew up in Chestnut Hill. His mother, Henrietta Brown, was a descendant of Godfryd Lehman, a follower of Francis Daniel Pastorius and an early settler of Germantown.
NEWS
April 22, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The attorney for the employees of South Jersey's only medical marijuana dispensary said Monday that he would file a new petition with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that their attempt to join a union was blocked by their employer. Mark E. Belland said he recently withdrew the complaint he filed this year on behalf of workers at the Compassionate Care Foundation facility in Egg Harbor Township because the rules for organizing a union changed this month. "We plan to refile under the new rules, which set up a more streamlined and quicker process for employees who want to organize," Belland said.
NEWS
December 16, 2014
NEW YORK - It's not unheard of to develop double vision at some point during the annual alcohol-infused Pennsylvania Society weekend. After all, many of the 60-plus receptions, fundraisers, dinners and private parties offer open bars. But this year's 116th gathering of the Keystone State's power elite, elected officials, lobbyists, wannabes and hangers-on included a double-shot of, "Wait, am I seeing two of who I think I'm seeing?" Both cases involved current newsmakers.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ballard Spahr L.L.P. said Monday it has hired Timothy John H. Delaney as chief marketing and business development officer, a position in which he will oversee the firm's marketing strategies and other matters. Delaney had been in the Washington office of the WilmerHale law firm before joining Ballard, a 500-lawyer firm based in Center City with 14 offices throughout the United States. At WilmerHale, Delaney was responsible for business development, procurement strategy and professional development training programs.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
When it came to hedging on Pennsylvania's race for governor, Richard W. Vague couldn't lose. The venture capitalist pumped $120,000 into Tom Wolf's successful campaign, a figure that includes $45,000 in late October, campaign-finance records show. But the Philadelphia businessman poured nearly as much cash into Gov. Corbett's failed reelection bid. Vague signed a $25,000 check in April - on top of $75,000 he gave earlier in the governor's term. Vague said the money reflects his appreciation for both men, such as Corbett's efforts to eliminate wasteful spending, and Wolf's stance on same-sex marriage and gay rights.
NEWS
July 21, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
A dispute over development in the Springfield Panhandle has ended in stalemate, with the landowner selling the property to a homebuilder and washing his hands of the controversy. Instead of a 125-unit Atria Senior Living facility and 35 homes, the land now will be developed with 52 homes. Neighbors, developers, and township officials all agreed the facility would have been preferable, but they could not come to a compromise over the rest of the parcel. The debate had become acrimonious and personal.
NEWS
June 25, 2014 | By Lydia O'Neal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia lawyer Francis Ballard, 88, a cofounder of the first hospice in Pennsylvania and the first in-home hospice nationwide, died of pulmonary fibrosis while in hospice care at Cathedral Village in Roxborough on Friday, June 20. Mr. Ballard, a Philadelphia native, was born to be an attorney. His grandfather cofounded a law practice that is now the national firm Ballard Spahr, and in 1949 Francis Ballard joined his father and an older brother there. He attended Chestnut Hill Academy, now Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, before attending boarding school at St. George's School in Newport, R.I. He graduated from Yale University in 1946, and he earned his law degree two years later from the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
June 15, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Pennsylvania attorney general, an ex-lawyer for the Philadelphia School District, and the president of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute all made the list Friday as President Obama nominated four candidates for spots on the federal bench. If confirmed, the nominees, none of whom has judicial experience, will fill four of the five current vacancies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which covers the Philadelphia region. "I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates," the president said in a statement.
NEWS
May 14, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE CHAIRMAN of Ballard Spahr, one of Philadelphia's most prominent law firms, was at a loss for words. How to describe Rick Ballard and his impact, not only on the firm but on the community, his family, his friends and the nation? Speaking yesterday while still stunned by Rick's death on Sunday, Mark Stewart could only say: "I could sit here for hours and still not have the words to adequately describe Rick's importance to the firm, his achievements as a lawyer and his impact on those of us who were lucky enough to know him. "Rick was what every lawyer should want to be: fiercely smart, caring, a gentleman.
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