We are seeking to hire an associate for our nationally recognized Affordable Housing and Community Development practice with a preference for the associate to work in our Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Denver or Boulder offices; candidates interested in another Ballard Spahr office or in a remote working arrangement will also be considered. Qualified candidates should have 1-2 years of legal experience in multifamily government-assisted and/or low-income housing tax credit affordable real estate finance transactions. Experience with one or more of the following is helpful: HUD programs including the Rental Assistance Demonstration program, Section 8, public housing; LIHTC; Other related tax credits (historic, new markets). Experience with multiple areas in the foregoing sentence and with HUD-insured or GSE lending products is a plus. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated entrepreneurial candidate to thrive in a collegial environment at a firm with a national profile and emphasis on mentoring, community engagement and professional development. Active bar in the location for which you wish to be considered is preferred.
Ballard Spahr’s Affordable Housing and Community Development practice has served more than 75 public housing authorities and numerous nonprofit and for-profit developers, government agencies, lenders, and community development entities the past two decades. We provide regulatory advice, help our clients complete their transactions, advise on corporate governance and board issues, and supply a full complement of construction, development, and operations services.
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 with a firm contribution and match; 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 range for this position is from $180,000 – $220,000 depending upon experience and location.
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.
- 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.
This Job Description describes the general content and requirements for the position. It is not an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements of the job; they may change from time to time and are dictated by the needs of the firm and the managers to whom the employee will report. Employment is at will. Ballard Spahr may change the functions and responsibilities of the position at any time, and it may reassign the employee to another department in its sole discretion.