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Ballard Spahr adds NY 's Stillman & Friedman

'14th office' for Philly corporate defense firm

Ballard Spahr adds NY 's Stillman & Friedman

Ballard Spahr LLP, the Philadelphia-based corporate-law firm that spawned power brokers like ex-Mayor and Governor Ed Rendell and Comcast strategist David L. Cohen, says it has partnered with New York "litigation boutique" Stillman & Friedman's 14 lawyers to create a New York entity, Ballard Spahr Stillman & Friedman LLP, which will serve as Ballard's "14th location and a prominent presence in New York."

Managing partner Charles A. Stillman and cofounder Julian Friedman started the firm in 1977 and built practices in corporate defense, real estate, finance, intellectual property and municipal borrowing. "The partnership is an excellent fit for both firms," Stillman said in a statement echoed by Ballard Spahr chairman Mark Stewart. 

Besides the founders, Ballard Spahr Stillman Friedman partners include Scott M. Himes, Marjorie Peerce, John B. Harris, James A. Mitchell, Michael J. Gruderg, Nathaniel Z. Marmur, Brian D. Coad; attorneys Of Counsel are Mary Margulis-Ohnuma, Erik M. Zissu; associates are Nathaniel I. Kolodny, Laura P. Wexler, Elaine K. Lou. 

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