Our real estate finance practice seeks to hire an associate with 3+ years of experience to join our Finance Department in our Denver office. Qualified candidates should have distinguished academic credentials and relevant transactional experience. Active bar in the location for which you wish to be considered is preferred but not required. This is a great opportunity to become part of our long standing national finance practice which has closed transactions in all 50 states with exposure to both emerging market opportunities, structured finance and preferred equity originations and commercial loan servicing (including non-performing loans). Additionally, the position provides the opportunity to consistently work one-on-one with partners while gaining direct client contact in a collegial environment.

Ballard Spahr has an industry-leading finance practice. We represent a wide variety of institutional clients nationwide, including commercial and investment banks, finance companies, life insurance companies, real estate lenders, bond underwriters, private equity firms, investors and developers, and major non-profits.

Ballard Spahr LLP is a more than 600 lawyer firm with 15 offices across the U.S. and is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ballard Spahr offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage; life insurance, short and long-term disability; 401(k) retirement savings plan; and a generous paid time off program. Additional benefits provided are health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a health savings account; firm subsidized emergency child and elder care services; family and medical leave; employee assistance program; and a pre-tax transportation program. The base salary for this position will range from $200,000 - $255,000 plus depending upon experience.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you must contact Krystal Muñiz, Manager of Lateral Recruiting and Integration, at prior to submitting any candidate materials or profiles with identifying information. You will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate unless otherwise stated to or agreed to prior to the submission of materials.

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping. Typing ability for the use of a personal computer.
  • The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.